The following are highlights of a new AMH Network interview with Chris Jericho:
On his use of social media: “It’s just the best way of promotion, Twitter and Facebook. I remember having a website back in 1997 when no one did because I got it right away how important it is to communicate with people around the world. Also to get the instant feedback, when you do something you can vibe it right away. Did people like it? Did they not like it? This is now the new wave of promoting whatever you’re doing and all of your projects. For a guy like me who does a lot of diverse things and has a lot of projects going on, I need social media to promote those things to gaze the reaction. There’s a fine line to, of doing nothing but promote and sometimes I’m guilty of that. Sometimes I look and the last 30 tweets I’ve sent have all been promotional, which is cool, but you need a little bit of personal observation in there as well. I think when I go on Instagram and see Mick Jagger posting pictures, he gets it, you know? And I love that someone like Mick Jagger is also on social media in that respect. It’s something that my generation and the generations after mine, it’s just a part of our lives, social media is something that you do all day long. Whether you’re just looking on Facebook, or you’re not quote unquote famous, it’s just a cool way to connect with people and let people know what you’re doing. If you are in the public eye it’s the same thing, I always think that if this were around in the ’80s and I could follow Paul Stanley and find out where he is and what he’s doing, I would’ve been jumping all over it. People and fans like to have an inside connection, they like to know more than the norm, but you can’t over expose yourself and that’s another thing that you’ve gotta watch out for. I try to balance everything that I do, I keep people informed but there’s definitely a little bit of mystery involved as well.”
On his “Talk Is Jericho” podcast: “It’s something that I’ve always loved to do, I had a radio show for a while but the podcast started back in December. This week is our 50th episode which is really cool, and I mean I just really love doing it. It’s so versatile and diverse, you know? It’s not a wrestling podcast, it’s not a music podcast, it’s just whatever I find interesting. If I have the opportunity to talk to someone, I’ll do that. Just like with the Snooki episode I loved it and she was great but there were so many people saying “I’ll never listen to this because Snooki’s on it!” and I’m just like, “shut up!” (laughs). If I’m doing it and I’m the host then trust me that every guest is going to be good in one way or another because if they weren’t then guess what? I wouldn’t have them on. That’s part of having a big fan base, people are always going to question things that you do. There can be nine people that love it and one person that absolutely hates it and that’s okay, it’s good to have an opinion. I love doing the podcast, I love being in the band and if you dig Chris Jericho then you’ll dig the projects that I’m doing including every episode of my podcast. It’s always a blast seeing who I can get on my show and seeing how people react. Obviously some shows do better than others but at this point they’re all doing pretty good, so it’s really gratifying.”
Check out the complete interview at AMHNetwork.com.