Chris Jericho, the Fozzy lead vocalist and AEW wrestler, instructed an interviewer this week that he nonetheless would not “get” nu-metal — the umbrella time period for alt-metal combining heavy steel with parts of hip-hop and different genres that emerged within the Nineteen Nineties.
Relatively, the rock singer a lot most popular Pantera, particularly over different choices at that time. Coincidentally, Pantera had been lately reported to be reuniting.
“It was actually an attention-grabbing interval,” Jericho mused to Metallic Hammer on Friday (July 15) when requested in regards to the music of the period,
“Within the early a part of the ’90s, numerous my wrestling profession occurred overseas, and the music was altering so much within the States,” he provides. “Truthfully, if it weren’t for Pantera, there wouldn’t have been a steel band to hold your hat on.”
The musician and athlete continues, “I may kinda get with grunge. However when it turned the nu-metal factor, I simply did not get it. Limp Bizkit? What the hell is that? I nonetheless do not get it.”
Jericho remembers, “I used to be in locations like Europe and Japan, although, the place the bands I liked had been nonetheless revered. You could possibly nonetheless see Helloween and Dio and Maiden in arenas in Japan, for instance. So I am unsure within the early ’90s I appreciated simply how exhausting it was for steel bands within the States. It wasn’t actually till Avenged Sevenfold got here alongside that I actually discovered a more moderen steel band that I understood.”
Fozzy’s newest album, this 12 months’s Boombox, is a part of Louwire’s Greatest Rock & Metallic Albums of 2022 (So Far). Limp Bizkit’s first album in 10 years, STILL SUCKS, arrived in 2021.
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