UFC Changes Their Tunes

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Just when you get accustomed to the UFC theme music you hear at every pay-per-view, The Ultimate Fighter and anything else that they televise, the promotion decides to change it up.  I’m not saying that’s good or bad – I’m just saying.  In any event, according to Jeffrey Lee of MMARated.com, the UFC has licensed a whole new set of songs for future telecasts; the group that you will hear from now on is from the UFC’s backyard, Las Vegas – Hard 8.  Lee got an interview with their frontman, K8; they discussed a ton of subjects.  Below are some excerpts:

Jeffrey Lee: How did your band, Hard 8, form in the first place?

K8 of Hard 8: The drummer (P.A. Trick) and I have known each other and have been playing together for about ten years. He and I moved to Vegas about seven years ago from Colorado after our singer was killed in a car accident. Originally, I was only the guitarist and never even thought of singing. We put ads out in Vegas for a singer. Months went by and we had no luck at all. During that time we just continued to write tons of songs and hoped the right singer would come along. Well, that singer did, and surprisingly enough he was me. I decided to give it a try for fun and was amazed to find what was hiding inside of me all along. Now I’m real glad no one else made the cut because now I actually enjoy singing more than playing guitar. Our bass player (Lil’ Homie) came along naturally through a friend, and our DJ/Keyboardist (Professor Blue) found us through a MySpace classified ad.

JL: So how did you get this working relationship with the UFC come about?

K8: Our managers made the connection. After going to a live event I could really tell that our style of music would fit perfectly. So our managers contacted the right people and things came together very quickly. After the songs we had chosen were submitted they actually requested more. We sent more, 17 songs total and to my surprise they wanted to license all of them. I am preparing to send off even more.

JL: Whom did you speak with in the UFC?

K8: No one spoke to me personally, though I have since had personal contact with the people in charge of music for the organization. My managers basically took care of everything.

JL: How long are your songs licensed for?

K8: Indefinitely.

For the rest of this interview, click here.

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