FOZZY Frontman Chris Jericho Explains Taking His Stage Name From HELLOWEEN Album Title

FOZZY frontman and WWE star Chris Jericho (real name: Christopher Irvine), in a new interview with Larry King, explains how he got his stage name.

They wanted me to be a cowboy when I first started (wrestling), and I hated cowboys and stuff,” says Jericho. “So they wanted me to be like “Cowboy Chris Casper” or something like that, so I needed a name quickly. There was this cassette tape of this German heavy metal band, the album was called Walls Of Jericho, and I was like, ‘I don’t wanna be “Cowboy Chris Casper”, I’ll be “Chris Jericho”.

Watch the interview below.

FOZZY recently released an official video for a new album title track, “Judas“, which has more than 8 million views. Check out the video here. “Judas“ album will be released on October 13th via Century Media Records.