During a recent interview with Meltdown of WRIF, Fozzy’s Chris Jericho confirmed that the band use backing tracks during their live shows. The frontman says the group utilize recordings “for some songs,” but added that “it doesn’t mean [they are] not singing and not playing.”
Jericho said the following:
“We use backing tracks for some songs, and everybody does. Unless you’re Guns N’ Roses… Let me rephrase that… If you’re in Slash‘s band… Guns N’ Roses has backing tracks. They have a keyboard player. It’s just the way of the world right now.
It doesn’t mean we’re not singing and not playing. If you’re listening to a record, you go to a Def Leppard gig and you hear ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me‘ that was recorded with 25 tracks of guitars, you can’t just go with two guitars on stage and in your right mind think there wasn’t something building up the background there. It’s just kind of the way that bands are. It doesn’t make you any less of a band. ‘Cause you know what? Queen used tracks in the ’70s. If you don’t believe me, watch it when they play ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ live.”
This news comes after Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) previously accused Jericho of lip-synching.