MICHAEL SWEET Defends CHRIS JERICHO Over Lip-Syncing Accusations: He ‘Doesn’t Have Anything To Prove As A Singer’

Michael Sweet

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has defended FOZZY‘s Chris Jericho after Sebastian Bach accused him of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances.

Everything started on July 15 after one fan commented on Twitter that Jericho “is starting to look like” the former SKID ROW singer.

Then Bach weighed in: “Every single day for the last two or three years somebody tells me this.”

Not long after that, Jericho took to social media to comment: “I’ve seen the derogatory comments towards me from somebody I considered to be a friend. So with that in mind, I’ll be happy to have a SING OFF w Sebastian Bach! No effects, no tuning, no bullsh*t. Bas is a great singer…but I’m better. You’ve got my number dude. Call me.” 

Now, Sweet took to Instagram to write: “You know it’s funny, @chrisjerichofozzy doesn’t have anything to prove as a singer, a wrestler or a person. He’s achieved success and made quite the name for himself. He’s about as active as anyone I know and is also a great guy with a big heart. He’s also my friend. @stryper had him up on stage to perform with us at @hobanaheim and I was honored to have him sing on one of my solo songs a few years back as well.

“My point? Chris is a very talented individual and a grounded human being,” he continued. “He doesn’t need validation from anyone. He’s made his mark and will continue to do so. He was at my wedding in 2010 and we had our own ‘sing off’ on the dance floor to the @bonjovi classic, ‘Living On A Prayer’ – Remember this Chris? Good times.

“Anyway, I just wanted to say that Chris is the man, and a good one at that. Love ya buddy.”