Alter Bridge Singer Shares Thoughts On Edge Using Their Music

Alter Bridge Singer Shares Thoughts On Edge Using Their Music
Original Photo Credit: Myles Kennedy - Andreas Lawen, Fotandi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

WWE Hall of Famer Edge revealed earlier this year that he is likely to retire in August of 2023 when the company returns to where his career began in Toronto. 

It was believed that his career was cut short in 2011 due to cervical spinal stenosis, as doctors feared he could be paralyzed if he continued. Rest, and advances in medical knowledge allowed him to return at the 2020 Royal Rumble. 

In the mid 2000s, Edge began using Alter Bridge’s “Metalingus,” taken from the band’s 2004 debut, “One Day Remains,” as his entrance music. Recently on the Drinks With Johnny podcast, Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy reflected on the impact Edge using the band’s music has had on their career. 

“Well, they’re using a different song now,” Kennedy said. “I think they are using ‘The Other Side,’ which is cool. I mean, we’re just flattered that they’re still using stuff from our catalog. And it’s fascinating, because I feel like, in a lot of ways, having ‘Metalingus’ as his entrance music is arguably one of the most important aspects of people discovering the band over the years, especially overseas.

“We go somewhere, and someone comes up and is like, ‘I had no idea who you were, but I love that entrance music. I discovered the band after that.’ That’s been great for us. I mean, we really are appreciative of that.”

Alter Bridge released their new album, “Pawns & Kings,” on Oct. 14. Guitarist Mark Tremonti talked about the new record in a recent Blabbermouth interview

“The only goal we had was to take the production and make it sound like a straightforward rock band,” he said. “A lot of the times, you won’t hear under a lot of records the synths and strings to boost the songs to make it more lush and atmospheric. We cut all that out and made it guitars panned and left and right, drums and bass. The only things you wouldn’t get live are some of the layered vocals. When Myles harmonizes with himself super-high, I can’t hit those notes. I can only harmonize the notes I can hit.”

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