In a new Glide Magazine interview with Chris Jericho, the part-time WWE performer and Fozzy front man talks about balancing his pro wrestling and music careers.
“When I was a kid I wanted to be in a rock band and I wanted to be a wrestler,” said Jericho. “Twelve years old I started playing in bands and I love rock & roll and I love music, I love playing and I also really love wrestling. I kind of thought I could probably do that too. It’s something I had a real passion for.”
Jericho continued, “There’s never been like one or the other. It’s always been a duality there whereas I believe in both and I love both and I’ve done both my entire life. It’s not like I started in music when Fozzy started. I was playing in high school bands and garage bands since I was twelve years old so it’s something I have always done. Even when I started wrestling, I still played and recorded demos and played in bands and did what I could. So it’s just always something that I’ve done.”
Jericho continued, explaining how he doesn’t see much of a difference between what he does in wrestling and what he does in music.
“There are two halves to what I do career-wise and I don’t see the difference between the two,” said Jericho. “They are both very much based in an entertainment element; a live, grooving off of the audience, very hard hitting, aggressive forms of entertainment that are both very contingent on the energy that you get from the crowd. And that’s kind of the same properties that I use as the front man of Fozzy, the same properties I use when I’m wrestling. It’s making that connection with the audience and that’s the most important thing.”
Check out the complete interview at GlideMagazine.com.