Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in the midst of one of the biggest press tours of his career. While The Rock is no stranger to franchise movies, as he’s had starring roles in fast furious and G.I. Joe, this is the first time the former WWE Champion has launched a comic book project. Johnson is set to play the lead role in black adam, a DC Comics story about an ancient Egyptian anti-hero who finds himself in the crosshairs of the Justice Society. As he prepares for the film’s worldwide release this Friday, The Rock has been doing the rounds on talk shows to rave about the fall blockbuster. His last appearance took him to The Kelly Clarkson Showwhich saw The Rock resurrect his vocals for a duet with host Kelly Clarkson.
“Me and my girlfriend Kelly Clarkson pay tribute to one of our favorites, Loretta Lynn,” The Rock wrote on Twitter. “Fun fact, when I was 15 and living in Nashville, I was hanging out in country bars on Music Row to become a country singer. I was singing Hank Jr, Merle, Willie, etc. in the streets. Life is crazy .”
You can watch the two perform Loretta Lynn’s “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin'” below:
Me and my friend @kellyclarkson paying homage to one of our favourites, @LorettaLynn ❤️
(Fun fact when I was 15 and living in Nashville, I was hanging out in country bars on Music Row to become a country singer. I was singing Hank Jr, Merle, Willie, etc. on the street. Life is crazy: ) pic.twitter.com/j9otQqVdMr
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 18, 2022
While the country genre may be new to some fans, The Rock is no stranger to the music world. The Rock has previously sung in several films, while recording original songs for Disney’s Moana and covered “What a Wonderful World” for Voyage 2: The Mysterious Island. His hit song for the former, “You’re Welcome,” even broke the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboards charts.
“Congratulations and THANK YOU to our awesome maestro, songwriter and composer Lin Manuel Miranda. You are one of the only bro,” The Rock wrote in 2021. “And a HUGE THANK YOU to all the families around the world who made it happen – and listened to me sing in keys that don’t exist….
Decades before bringing his pipes to Hollywood, The Rock sang inside the squared circle. One of The Rock’s recurring segments for World Wrestling Entertainment saw him host “Rock Concerts”, where he knocked down his next opponents in song form. WWE talents like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, Vickie Guerrero and CM Punk have all fallen victim to The Rock’s lyrical criticism in the past.
black adam hits theaters this Friday, October 21.