Drummer Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther) is defending Chris Jericho, after Sebastian Bach accused Fozzy‘s lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances.
In a brand new interview with Rock Feed, Stix wanted to share his opinion about Sebastian Bach and Chris Jericho:
“I don’t know what kind of history [Sebastian and Chris] have. I know Chris pretty well, and he’s an awesome dude. In my tweet, I said he’s one of the coolest motherfu**ers in this business, which is true. We toured with them — Fozzy opened for us — and the entire band, Chris and the band and everybody, were so humble and so grateful to be on the road with us.
We had a fun time. A lot of times when you tour with bands, you’re, like, ‘Oh, cool. We’ve got a cool band with us,’ but you don’t hang, because schedules are different, soundchecks are different and then, by the end of the night, sometimes bands do what they do and everybody’s got their own lives. But when we toured with Fozzy, we hung out and it was fun — it was really fun. Really super-nice guys.”
The drummer added more:
“Look, I’m not the smallest dude in the world, and I’m pretty fit. But if I was gonna pick a fight with somebody, it would not be a Canadian professional wrestler. Say what you want about wrestling — I never got into it as a kid, but I do recognize the fact that those guys are tough as f*cking nails.
“I can’t even be mad at Sebastian Bach for what he said, because it’s a bad idea to pick a fight with a guy like Jericho — first of all, ’cause he’s super cool; second of all, ’cause you’re a 60-year-old man, and you’re picking a fight with somebody, That’s ridiculous, in and of itself. Think about it.
I don’t know what is going on. And we’ve met Sebastian Bach, and he was very nice to us — except for one time. At the Viper Room, he was not nice one time,
But for the most part, he’s been nice to us. I don’t know what his issue with Jericho is, I don’t know what his issue with taped tracks is, or computer tracks, but it just seems like a whole lot of energy going into something that you can so be better served by putting that energy into writing music, or recording music, or putting some sh*t out that his fans, and that we all [will enjoy].
Cause I’m a fan too — I love Skid Row, and Sebastian Bach is one of the best singers in heavy metal of all time. Whether you like his, you know, fight challenges or not, the dude can sing. And I would love hear some killer sh*t come out. But instead he’s busy trying to beat people up. I don’t understand it.”