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In an interview with Jave Patterson of Two Doods Opinions, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho mentioned his current admission that he and his bandmates use “backing tracks for some songs” throughout their reside performances. The dialog occurred a month after SiriusXM radio character Eddie Trunk blasted the rock band SANTA CRUZ for allegedly utilizing pre-recorded tracks throughout a current live performance, saying it is “unreal” how followers and promoters are seemingly okay with the apply.
Whereas most of Trunk‘s social media followers have been in full settlement with him on the subject when he first broached it in relation to SANTA CRUZ on April 8, a number of took the chance to criticize him for failing to name out Jericho — whom Eddie has repeatedly known as a “shut pal” up to now — for confirming that FOZZY makes use of backing tracks and insisting that “all people” else does as properly. Jericho was a visitor on the April 4 episode of Trunk‘s SiriusXM present “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” however was not questioned concerning the backing-tracks feedback that he had made simply days earlier.
When requested by Patterson to make clear how a lot FOZZY depends on backing tracks and whether or not operating backing tracks means with the ability to do a present or not do a present for a band like FOZZY, Jericho responded: “Completely not. Completely not. I believe there’s an actual false impression… You used the phrase ‘rely’ — that is additionally the improper phrase to make use of as properly. And Eddie Trunk truly got here to our present at Asbury Park and did a complete present about FOZZY in that we’re all taking part in and singing a thousand p.c. What we use tracks for is background noises, keyboards, industrial sounds for [our cover of FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD‘s song] ‘Loosen up’ — atmosphere, that type of factor. And that is what bands use… That is what we use backing tracks for. Take the tracks away… As a matter of truth, in Aurora, Illinois on this tour, the tracks fully shut down — we did the complete set precisely the way in which that it was, and it sounded nice. It is simply you’ve the ear sweet and little additional nuances that makes the present simply higher. It makes it sound higher since you’re listening to issues which you could’t do if you do not have a keyboard participant or a string part. ‘Military Of One’ has a complete symphony on it. What are we gonna do? Pack up 15 guys in a tour bus and take them with us right down to wherever the hell we’re? Clearly, some bands do use them extra. SANTA CRUZ was utilizing ’em — that is the band. We toured with SANTA CRUZ.
“I believe this present day there’s a lot of a debate about it the place most individuals actually do not care,” Chris continued. “It simply provides to the present. And most of the people do not analyze it like that. However for the Eddie Trunk factor, you may go hearken to his Sirius present and hearken to him when he got here to the Asbury Park present [at] the Stone Pony that we had. And he mentioned, ‘I got here to see the present, and I used to be analyzing it and so they have been singing and taking part in, and it was nice. And so they’re an superior band.’
“For no matter cause, we received lumped into this entire dialogue — as a result of I mentioned we use tracks,” Jericho added. “Ask Zach [Myers] from SHINEDOWN in the event that they use tracks. Ask Matt [M. Shadows] from AVENGED SEVENFOLD. It is simply how bands work. Until you are gonna go on the market like THE [ROLLING] STONES with 17 folks, and we won’t do this. It isn’t believable. It isn’t sensible. And like I mentioned, that is rock and roll. If I wanna put fucking strings on a tune, I am gonna do it and play it on the observe.
“Guess what — when QUEEN was touring within the ’70s and so they did ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, they did not have 5 opera singers going, ‘Scaramouche, Scaramouche.’ They used tracks. Would you say QUEEN is a observe band? No. However they used tracks. It is okay. Folks, it is okay.”
Again in July 2020, Jericho was accused by Sebastian Bach of utilizing pre-recorded lead vocal tracks throughout reside performances. The previous SKID ROW frontman initially claimed Jericho was “miming to a tape” at FOZZY concert events in a social media submit. In response, the wrestler-turned-rocker insisted that he had “by no means mimed something ever” and challenged Bach to a “singoff” with “no results, no tuning, no bullshit”, saying “Bas is a good singer…however I am higher”.
Within the months that ensued, Bach introduced up Jericho‘s alleged lip syncing on a number of events, most not too long ago in January 2021 in an interview with The Aquarian Weekly. Requested particularly about his feud with Chris, Sebastian mentioned: “I’ve an open thoughts about everybody. If I learn on Blabbermouth.com [sic] that some band says, ‘We’re the way forward for rock ‘n’ roll and we’re the following factor after THE ROLLING STONES,’ I believe, this have to be unbelievable! What have I been lacking out on? So, I checked out one video throughout which the singer was 100% miming to a tape on stage at The Rockpile in Toronto. I believed to myself, ‘That is bizarre, that is not the following ROLLING STONES.’ So, I watch one other video the place he was opening up for NICKELBACK in an enviornment and, once more, he is miming to a tape. You may go watch it for your self. Then somebody mentioned, ‘Here is a clip of him singing reside. Legit, bro.’ And it is him miming to a tape once more. It is loopy apparent. It’s not my opinion, it is truth. It’s not me beginning a battle. However do not inform me what singing reside is, ‘trigger I’ve by no means used tape. I do not even know the way to do this.”
Jericho‘s most public response to Bach‘s criticism got here in a January 2021 tweet. On the time, he wrote: “I have been informed that @sebastianbach continues to exit of his strategy to bury me. My response is that this…be my visitor! You’re entitled to ur opinion & it does not have an effect on me both manner. I nonetheless dig ur work on the primary 3 @OfficialSkidRow albums & sit up for ur new report.”
When Bach first went public together with his Jericho accusation, FOZZY guitarist Wealthy Ward referred to as Sebastian “universally disliked” and mentioned that seeing Bach “publicly go after the one man that I’ve ever witness utter a pleasant phrase about him is unhappy.”
Sebastian, who has been outspoken about rock bands utilizing pre-recorded backing tracks throughout reside reveals, later tried to clarify his outburst, writing: “I am not attempting to beat anyone at something. I am truly attempting to say hey Chris perhaps you are proper perhaps I am going to cease singing reside and prance round whereas the tape is taking part in similar to you do Chris. I am bored with attempting so onerous it is like beating my head towards the wall.”
After a self-proclaimed Bach fan referred to as Sebastian “an asshat” on Twitter for firing “the primary photographs” in his disagreement with Jericho, Bach got here again with: “Hey man f*** you. I’ve spent my life studying the right way to sing reside on stage. When somebody comes alongside and mimes to a tape it sucks for all the remainder of us that do not. You need to go see a wrestling match good. Do not name it rock and roll”.