Chris Jericho Talks The Kinks Cover, Favorite Christmas Music, And New Fozzy Music
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Chris Jericho recently sat down with Loudwire to discuss his latest foray into music, where his band – Fozzy – covered The Kings’ “Father Christmas.” Jericho also touched on a handful of topics, including his favorite Christmas music, and future Fozzy work.
Check out some highlights below:
On his cover of the Kinks:
If I hear ‘Wonderful Christmastime‘ by Paul McCartney again, I’ll blow my brains out, It’s the most annoyingly catchy Christmas song ever. And it’s the only one that ever gets played around the holidays. So people are always looking for good rock songs to play around Christmas. And ‘Father Christmas’ was always one of my favorite songs by The Kinks. Even just as a song, not only as a Christmas tune but just as a rock tune. I’m a big fan of ’70s Kinks; it’s an underrated period for that band.
On some of his favorite Christmas music:
It’s hard to find great, original Christmas music from rock bands, If you look at other great rock songs, they’re all covers — you know, Bruce Springsteen, ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,’ that sort of thing. There’s a great Christmas song by Stryper called ‘Reason for the Season,’ that’s a good one. But if you look at original Christmas tunes, there’s not a lot.
On new music from Fozzy:
Sony wants to keep the momentum going. That’s why we put out ‘Nowhere to Run‘ in August. And we were working on a couple of new songs last week. I think we’ll probably put out another single in February.