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Wade Barrett talks to WWE about Manic Street Preachers theme

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Wade Barrett has said that he is keeping his fingers crossed that the Manic Street Preachers will be able to record his theme music.

The WWE Superstar is a big fan of the Welsh group and has a "Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair" tattoo, quoting from the band's 1992 single 'Little Baby Nothing'.

Wade Barrett of the WWE
Manic Street Preachers


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Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield recently told Q magazine: "Let's just put this out there - if you're listening Wade Barrett we will do your f**king theme tune - just get in touch.

"That would be the ultimate Situationist, bizarrist spectacle wouldn't it? Us being played over the airwaves in some Enormodome in front of 20,000 mad Yanks in Colorado somewhere..."

Barrett responded on Twitter: "That last link was JDB from The Manic Street Preachers offering to record my theme song. Mind: Blown."

The ex-Nexus bad boy, who also quotes lyrics from single 'Faster' on his Twitter bio, added to Digital Spy: "I've been into the Manics 10 or 15 years. I got into them in the middle of Britpop and worked backwards from there.

"I'm a huge fan of their music. I think they're great musicians, and lyrically I think they're the best band I've ever heard. They're a very intellectual band and the subjects they write about I think are great."

Manic Street Preachers in concert

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He added: "They did an interview last week where they were asked about my tattoo, 'Have you heard of Wade Barrett from the WWE?' and they said, 'Yeah, we love his tattoo, we'd actually love to write his theme music'.

"So hopefully, fingers crossed, over the next weeks and months we can get something working on that."

Barrett said: "I've let the guys in the WWE in the musical department know about it and they're going to get in touch with the Manics. So fingers crossed we'll get some new theme music in soon."

Manic Street Preachers this week released a deluxe anniversary reissue of their debut album Generation Terrorists.

Watch the Manic Street Preachers 'Little Baby Nothing' music video below:

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