Former WWE wrestling star and current Fozzy
frontman Chris Jericho
recently sang a few Slayer
praises, placing the metal giants right among the ultimate rock greats and drawing a few interesting parallels.
During a chat with SMN News
, the vocalist pointed out that "Slayer does what they do better than anyone else. They're Slayer, we'll just say no more. Slayer is like Motorhead or AC/DC. Even bad Slayer is still good. It's like pizza, or sex [laughs].
Jericho also discussed his metal journey, saying that the reason he got so attracted to guitar-heavy sound was the fact that "all the girls I liked were wearing Ozzy Osbourne shirts and
] Maiden shirts and Judas Priest shirts and stuff like that. I thought if I was ever going to get a date or talk to these girls I should check this music out.
When it comes to his modern rock and metal favorites, Chris singled out Avenged Sevenfold
, Bullet For My Valentine
, Stone Sour
as some of the acts he highly respects. "I know Avenged Sevenfold has been out a bit longer, but that's my favorite band right now,
" he explained.
As for the state of affairs within his own band, the singer revealed plans for releasing a new record in June 2014. "We've done 17 countries, done over 100 shows on this tour, and we've put our foot in the door and now it's time to kick the f--king thing open
," he said.
The latest Fozzy studio effort, "Sin and Bones
," dropped in August 2012 via Century Media Records, marking the fifth release in the group's opus.