AC/DC: 'WrestleMania XXV' Theme Songs Revealed

According to, AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill" (live) and "War Machine" have been chosen as the official theme songs for the 25th anniversary of "WrestleMania" a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced annually by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation). The live version of "Shoot to Thrill" comes off the 1992 Leidseplein Presse BV/Epic Records release "AC/DC Live". "War Machine" is taken from the 2008 Columbia Records album "Black Ice".

During a recent appearance at the 36th annual Global Media and Communications Conference, Linda McMahon — Chief Executive Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. — announced that AC/DC will perform live at WrestleMania XXV, which is scheduled to take place on April 5, 2009 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Linda's husband Vince McMahon, who is the World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman, is said to be a huge fan of AC/DC, getting his first exposure to the band back in 2000 when they were performing on "Saturday Night Live" the night Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosted the program for the first time.


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