Wrestling and rock music have been intertwined throughout the years to great success. Now the Grammy nominated legendary pop punk band Bowling For Soup have teamed up with one of WWE’s biggest stars to bring you the next chapter of the two worlds colliding with a fantastically catchy new single.
A couple of years ago, WWE Superstar and then Raw Women’s champion, “The Goddess” Alexa Bliss revealed in an interview that Bowling For Soup were her favourite band. This led to her striking up a friendship with Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick, with Alexa and the band regularly swapping social media posts and Jaret being invited as Alexa’s guest to the 2018 Royal Rumble Pay Per View. Last year Bowling For Soup returned the favour, with Alexa being invited on stage at a Spring 2019 Bowling For Soup show.
Fast forward to Autumn 2019 and Bowling For Soup were in the studio, crafting riffs and melodies for their next single. The idea for what, or more importantly who, that single should be about came naturally – Alexa Bliss!. With a main riff thats perhaps the heaviest in the history of Bowling For Soup, combined with frenetic verses, a chorus bigger than their home state of Texas and more references to Alexa Bliss and WWE than an episode of Smackdown, this is a song that will thrill fans of BFS, WWE and beyond. The video for the single, which partly pays homage to the 1980’s movie Weird Science and stars none other than Little Miss Bliss herself, can be enjoyed here:
What does Alexa Bliss think about having her very own song written for her by her favourite band? Lets hear directly from Alexa herself:
“This song is amazing 🙂 filming the video was such a great time I had a blast. It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when your favorite band in the world makes a song about you. And Jaret is always so fun to work with and be around :-)”
Meanwhile, Bowling For Soup main man Jaret Reddick has been equally as enthusiastic about working with Alexa:
“Meeting Alexa Bliss was insane! Here is the freakin’ WWE Womens champ, and she likes our band! I’ll admit, I checked her socials after we met the first time and saw that she had worn our shirt in a photo, and tweeted about listening to us in class while still in Ohio haha…
We became fast friends. She has been such a pleasure to get to know and has been so awesome to me and my family…why WOULDN’T I write a song about her?!? ”Five feet of amazing!!!”
The release of “Alexa Bliss” comes just days before Bowling For Soup kick off their huge ‘Together Again’ UK tour with Simple Plan and Not Ur Girlfrenz. All the shows apart from London and Brighton are now sold out! For London and Brighton, you can get the last tickets at https://www.bowlingforsoup.com.
10th Feb – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
11th Feb – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
12th Feb – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
13th Feb – Manchester, UK – Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
14th Feb – London, UK – O2 Academy – Low Ticket Alert
15th Feb – Brighton, UK – The Brighton Centre – Low Ticket Alert
Following the tour, Bowling For Soup will return to the UK this Summer when they headline a stage at the Download Festival for the first time. BFS will headline The Avalanche Stage on Sunday night of Download 2020 in their first appearance at Donington Park since 2014. Tickets are on sale now!