In a new interview with The Aquarian Weekly, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has once again slammed Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY singer uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances.
Bach now said: “I have an open mind about everyone. If I read on Blabbermouth.com that some band says, ‘We’re the future of rock ‘n’ roll and we are the next thing after THE ROLLING STONES,’ I think, this must be incredible! What have I been missing out on? So, I checked out one video during which the singer was 100% miming to a tape on stage at The Rockpile in Toronto. I thought to myself, ‘That’s weird, that’s not the next ROLLING STONES.’ So, I watch another video where he was opening up for NICKELBACK in an arena and, again, he’s miming to a tape. You can go watch it for yourself. Then someone said, ‘Here’s a clip of him singing live. Legit, bro.’ And it’s him miming to a tape again. It’s crazy obvious. It is not my opinion, it’s fact. It is not me starting a fight. But don’t tell me what singing live is, ’cause I have never used tape. I don’t even know how to do that.”
“Axl Rose sings live. Mark McGrath of SUGAR RAY sings live. I perform with him in a band called ROYAL MACHINES and we don’t use tapes,” he continued. “Dee Snider and RATT‘s Stephen Pearcy both sing live. Miming to tape makes a real mockery of what real singers do. It also begs the question: ‘What am I doing?’ Maybe I should use tapes. Why do I spend a month before a tour warming up? Why do I lock myself in a lounge for an hour before each show to do scales?”
“How about this: professional wrestling sucks. Everyone wishes they were a rock star. It hilarious. Evidently, all you have to do is [record] a tape, go on stage, and jump around. You can jump off the drum riser and do jumping jacks. It doesn’t matter if you are miming to tape.”
Feud between the two musicians started in mid-July 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.”
After another person told Sebastian, ” You partied too much Jericho has you beat”, Bach said: “He definitely does considering that he mimes to a tape.”
The another fan said: “You know [Chris] tours with his band, right? I’ve seen him live a couple of times. He’s not lip syncing”, to which, Bach responded: “Cool let’s see a clip of that then because every single clip I have seen is Milli vanilli,” referring to the duo which infamously had to return their Grammy Awards more than 30 years ago after it was revealed they didn’t sing on their album.
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.”
Bach then shot back: “Where is the derogatory comment? All I asked is to see one single clip of you singing live. Every clip on the Internet is you miming to a tape. I will sing in your f****** face anytime. Wrestling is not rock and roll. I will show you f****** rock and roll.”
Jericho then responded: “I’ve never mimed anything ever! And I don’t use *** in a tweet ever. I will f*cking sing in your face anytime, anyplace dude. I’ve been a fan & a defender of u since day one…but don’t u ever question my rock abilities! And leave wrestling out of this…I can hit a G4 brah!”
Bach responded: “You’re full of s*** bro. Check your texts set up The Sing-Off I am ready when you are.”