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Fellow Rockers Come To CHRIS JERICHO’s Defense Over Lip-Syncing Allegations

Members of Steel Panther and Stryper step up to defend Chris Jericho.

So ya know that recent “feud” between CHRIS JERICHO and SEBASTIAN BACH where Bach accused the FOZZY lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances?  Well it turns out Jericho has some fellow rockers coming to his defense, much like a WWE grudge-match when the ref’s back is turned.

If you’re not caught up, let’s take care of that now.  Last Thursday (July 16), Jericho challenged Bach to a “singoff” with “no effects, no tuning, no bullshit” in response to Sebastian’s allegation that Chris “mimes to a tape” during FOZZY’s live shows. “Bas is a great singer…but I’m better,” Chris wrote on Twitter.” The wrestler-turned-singer added: “I’ve never mimed anything ever! I will fucking sing in your face anytime, anyplace dude. I’ve been a fan & a defender of u since day one…but don’t u ever question my rock abilities!” Bach fired back: ” You’re full of s*** bro. Every clip on the Internet is you miming to a tape. I will sing in your f****** face anytime. Wrestling is not rock and roll. I will show you f****** rock and roll. Check your texts set up The Sing-Off I am ready when you are”.

So, enter STRYPER singer Michael Sweet who defended Jericho on his social media page, saying: “[Chris] doesn’t have anything to prove as a singer, a wrestler or a person. He’s achieved success and made quite the name for himself. He’s about as active as anyone I know and is also a great guy with a big heart. He’s also my friend… Chris is a very talented individual and a grounded human being. He doesn’t need validation from anyone. He’s made his mark and will continue to do so.”

After that, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia got involved.  The drummer, whose real name is Darren Leader, took to his Twitter to come to Jericho’s defense as well, saying: “I’m with this. Jericho is a Fucking rock star and one of the coolest motherfuckers in this business” in reference to an initial article posted by the guys over at BLABBERMOUTH.NET.

Now there have been rumors about Jericho using backing tapes during FOZZY’s live performances for quite awhile now. When the band played in Canada in November 2018, several concert-goers accused Jericho of singing along to pre-recorded tracks. After a video of FOZZY’s Toronto gig surfaced online, Bach weighed in, writing from his personal Facebook account: “Wow he mimes to a tape very well”.

Keep checking back for the evolution of this Canadian rocker grudge-match.