Chris Jericho is mostly known for his work inside a wrestling ring. The AEW star has been at it for decades and is one of the most recognizable names in the sport. Jericho has also found success with his rock band, Fozzy.
Jericho even uses one of his band’s tracks for his entrance. “Judas” has become a rite of passage for wrestling fans, who sing along at the top of their lungs every time Chris makes his entrance. The popularity of the song helped Fozzy’s 2017 album of the same name reach gold record status.
Fozzy has a new record called “Boombox.” Without an iconic anthem that gets played on national TV every week, Jericho is still hoping the album is a major success. Chris told LoudWire that now that he knows how much goes into having a gold record, he’s not taking it for granted.
“When you get the sales tabulated, you then have to send it to an accountant, an official RIAA accountant who then has to supervise to see if you have the sales. So then we got it. And then it all starts. It’s like picking out wallpaper. You have to pick the design of the gold record. How is it going to look? What’s the plaque going to look like? What’s the wording of the plaque? Who’s going to get them?
Guys in the band, guys who were in the band, radio stations that supported us, managers – the Michael Alago’s of the world. Who gets them? And I’m like, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me? We’re sitting here having to pick out a design of a gold record and who gets them? It really just blows my mind.’ I do not take it for granted that in 2022 Fozzy has a gold record.“
Chris Jericho is used to winning gold in the squared circle. A gold record is an entirely new experience. It is one that Jericho truly appreciates.
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