Chris Jericho – Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About
4. His Musical Inspiration
As talented as Chris Jericho is in the wrestling ring, that is only part of what makes him such an intriguing figure. Jericho’s band Fozzy debuted in 1999 and has since released 6 studio albums. When Jericho was asked about what inspired him to get into music, he listed off some classic bands and an influential moment:
“Beatles, Iron Maiden and Metallica. The Powerslave tour in 1984 with Iron Maiden was one of the ones where the spectacle was amazing. I just loved the whole concept of what Iron Maiden was. Then, Metallica in 1986, they played this place called the Playhouse Theater in Winnipeg, a very small theater. It was right after Cliff Burton died, their first tour with Jason Newsted, just being up close and the sweat and the vibe and the feel of it.”
Hard to imagine being that close to the action was not incredibly inspirational for Jericho.