Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Plays ‘Would You Rather?’
Anyone who’s a wrestling fan or a Fozzy fan knows Chris Jericho is a great talker, so we had a blast playing ‘Would You Rather?’ with him. Jericho sat in the hot seat and talked about his love of touring and playing live shows as well as his admiration for the Beatles and why he wouldn’t mind marrying Ozzy Osbourne circa 1972. Check out our game of ‘Would You Rather?’ with always interesting Chris Jericho below:
Would you rather be really late for a show or mess up onstage?
I’d rather mess up onstage because onstage f--kups happen all the time, it’s live rock and roll. Nobody really cares, people are into the moment. F--k ups happen, we’re human beings. I can’t stand being late for a show. It screws up my whole vibe and my whole day. I'd rather be three hours early than one minute late.
And most of the time, f--kups make for really good stories.
I remember being in Perth, Australia and Kerry King and Gary Holt are fans of our live show and they came to watch. I did a big jump off of the drum riser and when I landed I fell and I was like, “F--k this, I can’t let King have this on me for the rest of my life that I fell onstage." So I did a forward roll, jumped up on my feet and jumped into the crowd. Afterwards he goes, “You f--king a--hole I had you for the rest of your life that you fell onstage and you pulled it off!” There was no way I was not going to try to save that.
Would you rather be in the studio or on tour?
In the studio is a great time because you’re creating, but I think on tour is more fun. The energy you get from a live audience and seeing the reaction of fans when you’re playing a song, it’s fun putting together a setlist, I think we make records so we can go on tour. Records give us the right and privilege to go on tour. It’s fun being in the studio, but for me it’s 14 days, one song a day and I’m done – the other six months I leave up to the producer. It’s fun creating and it’s fun listening back to your music when it’s finished, that’s probably the best feeling in the world, but going out and playing live is why we do this.
Would you rather have lunch with a music icon who has passed away or a music icon who is currently alive? And who would it be?
It all goes back to the Beatles right so I would say Paul McCartney since he’s alive, but if I had a chance to talk to John Lennon that would be cool too, either one of them. If you’re talking about someone who’s alive, at this stage in the game between my podcasts and just being around I’ve met everybody that I’ve wanted to meet. Guys I would like to have an in-depth conversation with would be McCartney, Mick Jagger, Bruce Dickinson, it would be fun to have a talk with him.
Would you rather have an accordion for legs or drumsticks for hands?
Drumsticks for hands because you could just rock, it’s like having John Bonham and Tommy Aldridge do drum solos with their hands, I could do that too but I’d have sticks for hands so it counts. I’d be the world’s best drummer. I’d be s--tty at everything else, I couldn’t pick up this water bottle but I could be a great drummer. I’d be such a great drummer I’d pay someone to pour water down my throat.
You’ve made your living wrestling but would you rather have a massive bank account or a massive fanbase as a musician?
I think a fanbase is important, if you’re doing this for the money you’re going up the wrong tree because a lot of times there’s not a lot of money. I think if you do it for the right reasons and build your fanbase then the money will come. If there’s money to be made then I want to make it but I do this because I love rock and roll and playing and I love meeting people and entertaining people.
Would you rather marry Ozzy or Lemmy?
Ozzy, he’s cuter. Lemmy’s never been hot. Ozzy in like 1972 was a pretty good looking guy. The only Ozzy I wouldn’t marry is like from 1983 to 1987 when he was kind of really fat, Lemmy might have been cuter then. Just the fact that I would be waking up to any guy would be pretty weird for me. Let’s just say I would marry Ozzy in a platonic relationship.
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