For more than 30 years, Chris Jericho has entertained millions of fans around the globe as one of the biggest names in professional wrestling. In addition to being one of the faces and founding members of All Elite Wrestling, Jericho is also the lead singer for a hard rock band that continually punches above its weight class.
“If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, it would be Fozzy.” That’s how wrestler-turned-frontman Jericho once described his band, and it makes a lot of sense. When Jericho takes to the stage with lead guitarist Rich “The Duke” Ward, rhythm guitarist Billy Grey, bassist P. J. Farley and drummer Grant Brooks, big things happen.
With five consecutive top 20 singles, including “Judas,” which earned certified gold status earlier this year, Fozzy has absolutely established themselves as a heavyweight in the world of hard rock. When they came to Virginia, their most recent track, “I Still Burn,” was the most added song in hard rock. And yet, none of those accolades addresses just how much fun Fozzy is live and in person. Whether they’re playing an intimate venue or a massive music festival, the charisma and energy level never waivers. Bottom line: these five performers are world-class entertainers.