PeacemakerThe fifth episode of is now streaming on HBO Max, and it was just announced today that James Gunn will be bringing more content to the DCEU soon. Peacemaker was a hit with critics and audiences alike, and fans are particularly obsessed with the series’ opening credits. Scripted by Gunn and choreographed by Charissa Barton, who calls the expressionless, robotic style “the Peacemaker Groove,” the dance number is set to Wig Wam’s “Do Ya Wanna Taste It.” Wig Wam is a Norwegian glam metal band formed in 2001 who had bad luck just before their song took off thanks to Peacemaker. In fact, they were dropped by their agent three days before the show premiered.
“Three days before the Peacemaker first our [Scandinavian] booking agency [United Stage] removed us from their roster because there was too little interest in the band,” singer Åge Sten Nilsen (aka “Glam”) said in a recent interview with Billboard. “I told them maybe they should wait a few days… But they didn’t.”
In other Billboard interview with Gunn, the director was informed that Wig Wam had been fired from their agency only to get things off the ground for them thanks to Peacemaker. “Oh my God, that’s amazing,” Gunn replied. He also revealed how he chose the song for the opener.
“I had known them for a while,” Gunn said of Wig Wam. “I read a bunch of books on hair metal and started looking for sites where you go to find different types of music. I got really into different types of music at different times. I was really, really into power pop for a while and I have hundreds and hundreds of obscure power pop albums on record I was really into Swedish rock for a while and was writing on music blogs Swedish and was talking to the guys who were putting them together…and then I got into that. hair metal and Wig Wam, for that type of modern European sleaze rock, they’re not that unknown. There’s other bands like Crazy Lixx which are super fun. We have another one of Wig Wam’s songs in Episode 7 which is pretty cool.”
Billboard also interviewed United’s Jan Roger Andreassen, who spoke about letting Wig Wam go.
“First of all let me say that I fully support the band. They are a real gem of the Scandinavian rock scene and lovely guys to work with,” Andreassen explained. “I really hope this soundtrack gives them all the much-needed attention beyond their original fan base.”
Andreassen added that United knew the song was in Peacemaker “for a while”, but didn’t realize what it would do for the band. “Usually a song featured on a TV series is less important for ticket sales and concert bookings than you might think,” he explained, adding, “This time it might be different. .”
Peacemaker releases new episodes on HBO Max on Thursdays.