Triple H’s various entrance songs are some of the best known in the history of WWE, with the late great Lemmy of Motorhead’s vocals tattooed on the eardrum of many a wrestling fan.
However, according to WWE’s legendary former entrance music composer Jim Johnston, Motorhead were not responsible for writing Trips’ music, he was.
Speaking to Matt Koon on his Total Engagement show, Johnston revealed that he wrote three of Triple H’s song which were performed by Motorhead, and that some changes were made that irked him.
“Motorhead did three of my songs. They are my songs, yes. I know that Lemmy changed two lines on something that Triple H naturally made him change without consulting the actual writer of the song. I actually think that Lemmy—who was a wild and crazy guy—was a pretty class act at the end of the day—I think he was pretty uncomfortable with that. because he would know how he would feel if someone took one of his songs and just decided to change the lyrics. It’s kind of an unwritten code; you just don’t do that.
“And in this case, we’re talking about—and hey, I get that it’s his entrance music—but I think it’s a dangerous thing when Triple H decides that he’s a composer or lyricist. I think that the changes did not make the song better.”