Chris Jericho Interview: Fozzy, “Judas”, WWE & Rock Stardom

The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla is living up to his moniker on Fozzy’s festival tour.

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Chris Jericho is a man of many talents. He’s a three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He’s the author of four autobiographies. He’s a regular on American reality TV, having appeared in such programmes as Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Duets. He hosts the successful podcast Talk Is Jericho. He’s even currently preparing his first-ever cruise – the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea – which is due to set sail in October.

However, for the purposes of this interview, we are going to focus on Chris Jericho the musician. Since 1999, the multitasking maverick has been the frontman of the hard-rockin’ quintet Fozzy, who have spent the last twenty years evolving from a small-time cover band to a tour-de-force that’s made several dents in the US charts.

In 2018, the group – self-described as sounding like a bastard child between Metallica and Journey – is riding the momentum of their seventh album, Judas. By boasting such hugely popular singles as “Painless”, “Burn Me Out” and “Judas”, the disc is the next chapter in Fozzy’s continuing climb to rock ‘n’ roll heroism.

To talk all about Fozzy and his lifelong affinity for heavy music, I got to catch up with Chris in a muddy tent in Derbyshire...


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