Brent Stephen Smith, is an American singer and musician best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown. Smith is an only child. Brent has a son Lyric Santana Smith with his ex fiancé Ashley Smith Marshall. Brent struggled with drugs and his weight. Smith lost weight through exercise and a healthier diet. Smith says that both his former girlfriend and son inspired him to lose weight. Prior to fronting the rock band Shinedown, Smith had a high school band named Blind Thought and was the lead singer in a band called Dreve, which Atlantic Records had signed. Atlantic Records forced Brent to either lose his record deal, he made Shinedown shortly after. He went to Los Angeles, California to record with well-known producer Desmond Child. Shortly after returning home to Knoxville, Atlantic dropped the band but retained Smith, he was soon given a developmental contract by Atlantic Records. Smith moved to Jacksonville and began working on the project in 2001; the first member he recruited was bassist Brad Stewart, through local Jacksonville music producer Pete Thornton.
Smith and Stewart began recording demos together in a small local studio, whose owner recommended they meet with her fiancé, guitarist Jasin Todd, who Smith brought in as the third member. The original lineup was rounded out by drummer Barry Kerch, the seventh drummer the band had auditioned for the spot; the four worked together on creating demos, submitted their work-in-progress material to Atlantic, who approved of the material and green-lighted a full-length album. The band's debut album, Leave a Whisper was released May 27, 2003; the album was certified platinum by the RIAA in the United States, indicating sales of over one million. Shinedown has since released four more studio albums, Us and Them, The Sound of Madness and Threat to Survival. In 2014, Smith and Zach Myers started an acoustic side project called Myers. In early 2016, the band started recording their sixth album, as they revealed in an interview with Wes Styles of the 97.7 WQLZ radio station. The album, Attention Attention, was released on May 4, 2018.
The first single off the album, titled "Devil", was released on March 7, 2018. Leave a Whisper Us and Them The Sound of Madness Amaryllis Threat to Survival Attention Attention Halestorm "Here's to Us " In This Moment "Sexual Hallucination" Apocalyptica "Not Strong Enough" Dreve Saliva "Don't Question My Heart" "My Own Worst Enemy" Official website Shinedown's Myspace Profile Interview @ smnews.com
The Sound of Madness
The Sound of Madness is the third studio album by American rock band Shinedown, released June 24, 2008. The album's lead single, "Devour," was released to radio on May 5, 2008, it is the first album to feature Eric Bass and Zach Myers and the only album to feature Nick Perri and the band as a five piece. The album's lyrics explore diverse subject matter as opposed to their previous albums; the song "If You Only Knew,", about Smith's then-fiance and newborn child, was the first time that he had written a love ballad for Shinedown. Shinedown's tour to support the album subsequently started with the band playing a few festival shows before the release of The Sound of Madness; the Sound of Madness is Shinedown's most successful album, has issued one multi-platinum single, one platinum single, as well as all other singles going gold. The album has since been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA in 2016 for shipments over 2,000,000 copies. Work on a third studio album began in early 2007; the label agreed to this allowing Smith to take eighteen months to prep the album.
Part of the long development time was due to internal issues within band members. Smith let Stewart go due to disagreements with the direction of the band, feeling that Stewart was no longer happy or committed to the band. Todd was fired due to major disagreements with Smith, personal problems that were getting in the way of the band. Then-touring guitarist Zach Meyers recounted that both Smith and Todd were going through significant substance abuse issues at the time with drugs and alcohol, which lead to much infighting between the two; the band broke up during the period, but Smith firing Todd and stopping his drug use helped eliminate the internal issues, helped the band move forward. Smith spent much of 2007 writing new material, for the third album. Sessions were prolific, with Smith writing over 60 songs during the period, though the fact that he now lacked a guitarist and bassist was a constant concern. Smith recruited a number of studio musicians for its recording sessions; the rough demos were sent from the record label to music producer Rob Cavallo, upon hearing them, told Smith he wanted to produce the album.
The final result, The Sound of Madness was released on June 24, 2008. The first single, "Devour," was released on May 6, 2008 and was the band's second No. 1 on the active rock chart. In order to start touring in support of the album, Smith assembled a new official lineup for the band, consisting of Nick Perri of Silvertide on lead guitar, Eric Bass on bass guitar, upgrading touring member Meyers to a permanent rhythm guitarist position. Perri toured only with the band in 2008, before leaving to pursue a solo career, a move Smith was fine with, as he felt the band operated better as a quartet, leaving Meyers as the primary guitarist. Through multiple successful single releases, extensive touring, the album ended up being the band's best-selling, staying on the Billboard 200 charts for 120 consecutive weeks, being certified double platinum in the United States, indicating two million units sold. Six singles were released from the album: "Devour," "Second Chance", "Sound of Madness", "If You Only Knew", "The Crow & the Butterfly", "Diamond Eyes", each one topping a Billboard rock music chart.
Of particular note was "Second Chance", which crossed over to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 7, being certified triple platinum, indicating three million units of the single sold. The band, with its new lineup, once again toured extensively in support of the album release, spending over two years on live performances. Tours include a European tour with Disturbed in 2008, the "Stimulate This!" tour with Staind, Halestorm, Lo-Pro, in 2009, the Download Festival, in the United Kingdom, in 2009. The band continued touring into 2010, including headlining the "Carnival of Madness" tour, which involved larger, 10,000 capacity arena venues, a "Anything and Everything Tour", which involved acoustic performances in smaller venues and Q&A sessions with the crowd. Somewhere in the Stratosphere, a live album/DVD, was released in May 2011, documenting performances from both tours; the Sound of Madness received positive reviews. Tim Grierson at About.com stated "Though hard rock remains Shinedown’s forte, this new record suggests that the band members are more than willing to pursue other sonic territory in order to better express themselves."
And referred to "Devour" and the title track as the album's "most explosive" songs. The album is referred to as Shinedown's best one by Alternative Addiction, who called it one of the best albums of 2008. Ed Thompson of IGN wrote a positive review, stating that "There is nothing new or Earth-shatteringly original included here, but there isn't a weak track on the record." However, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave a mixed review, noting that "Shinedown serve up what they always have: active modern rock embodying the sound of post-grunge in the new millenniu
Michael Zachery Myers is an American musician who founded and is the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band The Fairwell. He is the former bassist and current guitarist for the hard rock band Shinedown, the manager of Memphis pop rock band Sore Eyes. Myers was born in Tennessee, he has stated that, while growing up, his main guitar influences were Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Phil Lynott and Damon Johnson. His first guitar was a Series 10 - Strat. Myers married longtime girlfriend, singer-songwriter Bethany Gulke, on September 5, 2014, they had their first child, Oliver Levon Myers, spring of 2016. Myers second child, Avery Reagan Myers, was born in 2018. Being a collector of vintage musical equipment, Myers owns over two hundred guitars of various makes. Myers has been an enthusiastic supporter of his hometown Memphis Grizzlies, he has been seen at many games. Zach Myers is an avid sneaker collector reported to have upward of 600 pairs of Nike, Air Jordan shoes. Additionally, Myers is devoted to his family alpaca farm.
The Fairwell is a rock band from Tennessee. The band was founded by lead singer and guitarist Zach Myers, a Beale Street based, internationally touring blues artist from age 14; the other band members have changed over the years, with the notable exception of long-time and current guitarist and vocalist Kris Allen, who played and started a fanbase on Beale Street at an early age. Drummer Michael McManus is the most recent addition to the band, having joined in 2008; the group has opened for dozens of major recording artists including 3 Doors Down and Hinder, has appeared in numerous magazine, television appearances, as as March 24, 2008 on CBS televisions "Live at 9". Zach joined Shinedown as a touring rhythm guitarist in 2005, before becoming their temporary bassist after the departure of Brad Stewart in 2007. In early 2008, he assumed the role of permanent rhythm guitarist. On December 18, 2008 Nick Perri departed Shinedown, leaving Zach to assume the role of the band's rhythm and lead guitarist.
On March 23, 2010, Zach Myers appeared on the cover of guitar edge magazine. Zach Myers toured with Saliva in 2005 filling in for Dave Novotny. In 2011 Zach appeared as guest guitarist at Nonpoint concert playing their hit Bullet with a Name with them. On April 15, 2011 Zach joined Brother Cane as lead guitarist for their reunion show at Dallas International Guitar Festival. Myers runs Cursed Management Group. Myers made his first foray into artist management with the Memphis rock band Sore Eyes. After having seen the band play around the local area and been suitably impressed, he asked Sore Eyes to support Shinedown for a few sold out shows at the Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan in December 2008. Unbeknownst to the band these performances were being used by Myers as an audition to see whether they could cut it as potential clients. According to vocalist Shi Eubank, after the shows Myers had said, "Well, the reason I brought you out here is that I wanted to see if you'd sink or swim in front of a crowd like this... and you guys are out here doing the breaststroke."
He told the band that he would like to step in and work on the management end with them. PRS GuitarsCharcoal Burst PRS Singlecut Zach Myers Signature PRS Singlecut 3 Humbuckers 3 Humbucker Silverburst PRS, 2nd prototype for his signature model Royal Blue PRS Singlecut, Zach's favorite guitar and one of the first singlecut guitar PRS made Gold Starla Bigsby, 59'/09' PRS pickups PRS Mira PRS NF-3 White PRS Hollowbody I PRS Singlecut Hollowbody II Fender Black and Natural 72' Fender Telecaster Thinline Gibson Black Les Paul Custom Red Double Cut Les Paul Jr. Original 58 Les Paul Burst finish Taylor Guitars Custom Grand Symphony * Built for Zach GS Custom 12th Fret 916 W/ Custom Inlay Grand Concert Non Cutaway Koa T-5 GS 8 814 Standard ESP Guitars LTD M-IV BTT-MKAFBS Vinyl M-II Custom + Mark IV Custom Built Bill Nash Telecaster Saint Blues SIT - Nickelwounds Diezel Herbert Hiwatt HH-100 Fuchs Mantis In Tune 0.73MM GCX Pedal Board Samson UR-5D BossDC-2 Chorus Pedal Digitech Hyper Phase Digitech Whammy IV Dunlop Bob Bradshaw Boost/Overdrive Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer Electro-Harmonix XO Micro Pog Octave Pedal Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal Furman Voltage Regulator A detailed gear diagram of Zach Myers' 2011 Shinedown guitar rig is well-documented
No Mercy (2005)
No Mercy was the eighth annual No Mercy professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. It took place on October 9, 2005, at the Toyota Center in Houston and featured wrestlers and other talent from WWE's SmackDown! brand. Nine professional wrestling matches. Three of the four championships exclusive to the SmackDown! Brand were contested for; the main event was a standard wrestling match, in which World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated challenger Eddie Guerrero to retain his title. One of the featured preliminary matches was a Casket match between The Ortons and The Undertaker; the Ortons won the match after closing it. Another primary preliminary match was a standard match between John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Rey Mysterio, which JBL won; the event received 219,000 pay-per-view buys, greater than the 193,000 buys the previous year's event received. The event was claimed to be "unmerciful" by Canadian Online Explorer's professional wrestling section, as they rated none of the matches higher than a five out of ten.
When the event was released on DVD, it reached a peak position of fourth on Billboard's DVD sales chart for recreational sports. It remained on the chart for four consecutive weeks. Nine professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card, which were planned with predetermined outcomes by WWE's script writers; the buildup to these matches and scenarios that took place before and after the event were planned by the script writers. The event featured wrestlers and other talent from WWE's SmackDown! brand, a storyline expansion in which WWE assigned its employees. Wrestlers portrayed either a villainous or fan favorite gimmick, an on-screen character, for the entertainment of the audience; the main rivalry heading into No Mercy was between Batista and Eddie Guerrero over the World Heavyweight Championship. On the September 16 episode of SmackDown!, Palmer Cannon, a miscellaneous on-screen authority figure of SmackDown!, a portrayed match maker and rules enforcer, announced that Guerrero was the next challenger to Batista's World Heavyweight Championship.
Guerrero, who had portrayed a manipulative character, came out and claimed he was now more about compassion than manipulation. Two weeks on the September 30 episode of SmackDown!, Guerrero, as part of the scripted events, accidentally hit Batista with a folding chair while attempting to hit MNM tag team member Joey Mercury. The following week, Batista showed Guerrero the footage of him hitting Batista last week. Batista, as part of their storyline proclaimed that he would hurt Guerrero if he were to revert to his villainous character; the feud between The Undertaker and Randy Orton and "Cowboy" Bob Orton began at SummerSlam. At the event, Randy faced off against Undertaker. During the match, "Cowboy" Bob interrupted the match. Following this, Randy pinned Undertaker after he jumped and pulled Undertaker's head down over his shoulders, a move dubbed the RKO, to win. After the match, Randy peeled off the latex mask of the fan and revealed him to be his father, "Cowboy" Bob. On the September 16 episode of SmackDown!, Undertaker defeated Randy.
During the match, "Cowboy" Bob unloaded a casket. As Undertaker went to put Randy inside the casket, he opened it and found a mannequin of himself inside. Despite this distraction, Undertaker pinned Randy after he drove Randy's head into the mat in an upside down position, a move called the Tombstone Piledriver; the following week, druids wheeled out a casket. Undertaker urged The Ortons to look inside; the Ortons found mannequins of themselves inside. Undertaker proclaimed that this would be their fate at No Mercy. At the previous SmackDown! Brand pay-per-view event, The Great American Bash, The Legion of Doom defeated MNM to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. After both teams got involved in a storyline between Melina, a member of MNM, Christy Hemme, The Legion of Doom and Hemme versus MNM was announced for No Mercy; the storyline over the WWE United States Championship began when Booker T, Orlando Jordan, Christian each explained why they thought they deserved a title match against the champion, Chris Benoit.
Theodore Long, SmackDown!'s on-screen general manager/authority figure announced that Benoit could choose who he wanted to face for the title. After Jordan won a standard wrestling match between three wrestlers involving Booker and Christian, Benoit decided that he would face all three men in a match between the four at No Mercy. Before the live broadcast of the event began, William Regal and Paul Burchill defeated Paul London and Brian Kendrick in a tag team match that aired on the Sunday Night Heat pre-show; the first match of the event was WWE Tag Team Champions The Legion of Doom and Christy Hemme and MNM in a six-person tag team match. After a match predominately controlled by MNM, Hemme pinned Melina after executing a Doomsday Device to win the match for her team. In the next match Bobby Lashley, who made his WWE pay-per-view debut, faced Simon Dean. Lashley won the match in under two minutes after pinning Dean after a Dominator. Lashley forced Dean to eat 20 double cheeseburgers; the third contest was a fatal 4-way in which Chris Benoit defended the United States Championship against Booker T, Orlando Jordan.
After a match evenly controlled by all fo
Nicholas Perri is an American guitarist and producer. He is a founding member of Silvertide, Mount Holly, SINAI, most The Underground Thieves. Nick has played for Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Matt Sorum, sister Christina Perri, Jimmy Gnecco, others. In 2009, Perri launched a custom guitar brand called "Perri Ink." On October 3, 2011, he opened the doors to the Perri Ink. Cartel, his first retail store; the store was closed on November 1, 2013, so Nick could continue to focus on music. Nick is a platinum selling songwriter, in 2016, produced a Transformers compilation album for Hasbro and Sony. In addition, Nick has placed music in movies, TV shows, commercials, he appeared and performed in the M. Night Shyamalan film Lady in the Water, provided two songs to the film's soundtrack. Perri is the son, older child of Mary and Dante Perri, he grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb with his parents and younger sister, singer-songwriter Christina Perri. He attended Father Judge High School and Bensalem High School and was involved in the theater department.
In his junior year, he had the starring role in The King and I. He married Misi Bauman in 2011, their daughter, was born in 2014. In 2001, Perri co-founded Silvertide, they released their first EP American Excess in 2002. Their first full album and Tell, was released in 2004. After completion of their debut album in 2003, Silvertide hit the road and toured straight until 2006, with bands such as Van Halen, Velvet Revolver, Mötley Crüe. Following the disbanding of Silvertide, Perri moved back to Los Angeles in 2007 and picked up a role as lead guitarist for Perry Farrell. After touring and playing with Farrell and Satellite Party for a year he left the group and took another lead guitarist role with the modern rock band Shinedown, he stayed with them from 2008 through 2009 touring in support of The Sound of Madness. In 2009, Perri began a stint with drummer Matt Sorum. Perri and Sorum played throughout the year in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with a group called The Darling Stilettos. In 2010 Perri moved back to Philadelphia, with former Silvertide frontman Walt Lafty started a new rock band called Sinai.
They spent over a year writing and recording music, in February 2012, announced a full-length album was on the way. The record, entitled "A Pinch of Chaos", was released on April 1, 2012. After taking some time off to grow his custom guitar business Perri returned to the stage in 2014 with The Nick Perri Group for a string of East and West coast shows with friend Jimmy Gnecco. On March 3, 2015 it was announced. Singer Jameson Burt announced he was leaving the band via social media on November 2, 2017; the remaining members followed up saying in Jameson's absence, they would be bringing the band to a close. Mount Holly's full-length album "Stride By Stride" was released Nov 3rd 2017 and entered the TOP 40 on the iTunes Alternative Music charts, peaking at #32. On January 4, 2018, Nick unveiled the name and initial lineup of his new group The Underground Thieves, who released their first single "Graveyard Moon" on January 26. Silvertide - American Excess Silvertide - Show and Tell ’’Lady In The Water - Soundtrack’’ ’’Christina Perri - The Ocean Way Sessions’’ ’’Christina Perri - Lovestrong’’ SINAI - A Pinch of Chaos Nick Perri - Sink or Swim ’’Christina Perri - A Very Merry Perri Christmas ’’ ’’Transformers - Roll Out ’’Mount Holly - Stride By Stride’’ Nick Perri Website The Underground Thieves Perri Ink Guitars
One (U2 song)
"One" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their 1991 album Achtung Baby, it was released as the record's third single in February 1992. During the album's recording sessions at Hansa Studios in Berlin, conflict arose between the band members over the direction of U2's sound and the quality of their material. Tensions prompted the band to break up until they achieved a breakthrough with the improvisation of "One"; the lyrics, written by lead singer Bono, were inspired by the band members' fractured relationships and the German reunification. Although the lyrics ostensibly describe "disunity", they have been interpreted in other ways. "One" was released with proceeds going towards AIDS research. The song topped the Irish Singles Charts and US Billboard Album Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts, it peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In promotion of the song, the band filmed several music videos, although they were not pleased until a third was created.
The song was acclaimed by critics upon its release, it has since been featured in polls of the greatest songs of all time. U2 has performed "One" at most of their tour concerts since the song's live debut in 1992, it has appeared in many of the band's concert films. In a live setting, "One" is used by the group to promote human rights or social justice causes, the song lends its namesake to Bono's charitable organisation, the ONE Campaign. In 2005, U2 re-recorded the song as part of a duet with R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige on her album The Breakthrough. In October 1990, U2 arrived in Berlin on the eve of German reunification to begin the recording sessions for Achtung Baby at Hansa Studios. Expecting to be inspired by a "New Europe" and the reuniting city, the band instead found the mood to be bleak and soon conflict arose over their musical direction and the quality of their material. While bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. preferred a sound similar to U2's previous work, vocalist Bono and guitarist the Edge were inspired by European industrial and electronic dance music of the time and were advocating a change.
The band had difficulty developing demos and musical ideas into completed songs. Bono and the Edge believed the lack of progress was the fault of the band, while Clayton and Mullen Jr. believed the problem was the quality of the songs. Mullen said. A breakthrough in the sessions was achieved. While jamming on a song called "Sick Puppy"—an early version of "Mysterious Ways"—the band tried different chord progressions for the bridge; the jam stopped and the Edge tried playing them alone on an acoustic guitar, as "everyone was trying to decide if they were any good." At the suggestion of producer Daniel Lanois, the Edge played two separate sections sequentially. The band liked the way it decided to try and play it together. Speaking of the improvisation, the Edge said, "suddenly something powerful happening in the room." He added, "Everyone recognized. It was like we'd caught a glimpse of what the song could be." Soon afterwards, the band had developed the piece of music into "One". Bono recalls that "the melody, the structure—the whole thing was done in 15 minutes".
He stated that the lyrics "just fell out of the sky, a gift". Bono sent a note to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness, incorporating a line from the song: "One—but not the same"; the song's writing changed their outlook on the recording sessions. Mullen Jr. said the song reaffirmed the band's "blank page approach" to recording and reassured the band that all was not lost. Following the song's initial improvisation, tapes of the recording sessions were delivered to assisting producer Brian Eno to gather his input; the band were rather anxious about the quality of their material, but when Eno arrived in Berlin, they were surprised to hear that he liked most of the tapes. However, as Bono recalls, Eno said, "There's just one song I despise, that's'One'." Eno felt. The band returned to Dublin in 1991 to record at the "Elsinore" mansion on the Dalkey coastline; the band continued to work on the song there, adding various overdubs, but not finding a mix they were satisfied with.
The Edge thought that they had the foundation for the song, but that it needed "foreground". Eno interceded, explaining to the group that "One" was among the sessions' tracks in which "The song has gone, whatever it is you liked about this song is not there anymore", that the track had "disappeared under layers of overdubs", he created his own mix. Eno wanted the band to remove the melancholy elements of the song and persuaded them to remove the acoustic guitar from the song, he worked with Lanois and the Edge to "undermine the'too beautiful' feeling", why they added the "crying guitar parts that have an aggression to them". Flood, the sessions' engineer, was unconvinced by the song's mix, saying he "was the nagging doubter. I always felt it was a bit straight, until we did the final mix." The final mix was compl
WrestleMania 22 was the 22nd annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. It took place on April 2006, at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois; the event was a joint-promotion pay-per-view featuring performers from the Raw and SmackDown! brands. There were two main events; the main match on the Raw brand was John Cena versus Triple H for the WWE Championship, which Cena won after forcing Triple H to submit to the STF. The predominant match on the SmackDown! Brand was a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship between champion Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton. Mysterio won the match and the World Heavyweight Championship after pinning Orton following a 619 and a West Coast Pop. Featured matches on the undercard included a No Holds Barred match between Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon, a Casket match between The Undertaker and Mark Henry, a WWE Women's Championship match between Mickie James and Trish Stratus, an interpromotional Money in the Bank ladder match featuring six participants.
WrestleMania 22 was the third WrestleMania to take place in the Chicago metropolitan area. Tickets sold out in under two minutes, grossing US$2.5 million for the event, making it the highest grossing one-day event at the Allstate Arena. More than 17,155 people from 16 countries and 43 states attended, with millions more watching in more than 90 countries. WrestleMania 22 marked the last WrestleMania to be held in a traditional arena, as every subsequent edition has been held in a stadium; the main feud heading into WrestleMania on the Raw brand was between John Cena and Triple H over the WWE Championship. After failing to win the Royal Rumble match, Triple H participated in the 2006 Road to WrestleMania Tournament, where the winner would become the number-one contender to the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. In the final match of the tournament, held on the February 20 edition of Raw, Triple H faced Rob Van Dam and Big Show in a Triple Threat match. Triple H won the match after pinning RVD following a Pedigree.
The Road to WrestleMania tournament to determine the number one contender for the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 22 was held between February 6 and February 20, 2006. The tournament brackets were: Notes:^ Due to their double countout in the second round, a triple threat match with Big Show, Rob Van Dam, Triple H was booked for the final; the predominant feud on the SmackDown! Brand was between Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton over the World Heavyweight Championship. Mysterio won the 2006 Royal Rumble match, last eliminating Orton, to earn a World Championship match at WrestleMania. At No Way Out, Orton defeated Mysterio to win his WrestleMania 22 world championship match. Five days on the February 24 edition of SmackDown!, SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long announced that the World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 22 would be a Triple Threat match involving Mysterio and champion Angle. Another primary feud from Raw was between Vince McMahon. On the December 26th edition of Raw, McMahon and Michaels had words ending with McMahon threatening that he could screw HBK just like he did Bret Hart anytime he wanted.
During the following couple of weeks on Raw, Vince had inflicted some humiliation on Shawn Michaels. On the January 23rd edition of WWE Raw when it was between Shawn Michaels and Shelton Benjamin with Mr. McMahon declaring that if Shawn Michaels were to lose, he would lose his spot in the Royal Rumble match. Shawn Michaels won the match and kept his spot in the Rumble but a few moments Vince met Shawn backstage stated that lady luck was on his side, he said that he wanted to turn back the clock to the days of sex, drugs, & rock n' roll he asked Shawn to join him but got turned down and Vince last stated that HBK's luck would run out at the Royal Rumble. At the Royal Rumble, during the Royal Rumble match, Vince distracted Michaels as his music started to play. During that time, Shane McMahon, not an official entrant in the match, eliminated Michaels after attacking him from behind. One month on the February 27 edition of Raw, Shane hit Michaels with a steel chair and forced him to "kiss" Vince's ass, thus joining Vince's "Kiss My Ass Club."
Vince announced that he and Michaels would face off against each other at WrestleMania. On Raw two weeks Vince forced Michaels to take a public drug test all due to Michaels being deceived and drugged by Vince's daughter, Stephanie McMahon on the March 6th edition of Raw. During the test, Michaels threw his urine on both Vince and Shane; that night, Michaels faced off against the Spirit Squad in a Steel Cage match. The Spirit Squad won the match by pinning Michaels after Shane interfered and slammed the cage door on Michaels. After the match, Shane continued attacking Michaels, causing him to bleed in the process, executed a Coast 2 Coast. At Saturday Night's Main Event, Michaels faced off against Shane in a Street Fight. Near the end of the match, Shane locked Michaels in the sharpshooter, Vince ordered the match to end. Vince screwed Michaels, claiming he submitted to the move, declared Shane the winner via submission. On the March 20 edition of Raw, Vince announced that his match against Michaels at WrestleMania would now be a No Holds Barred match.
One of the featured matches on the undercard was a Casket match between The Undertaker and Mark Henry. On the March 3 episode of SmackDown!, Undertaker challenged Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship. During the match, after Undertaker executed a Tombstone piledriver, Henry came out and attacked Undert