- When it comes time for metal gods like Metallica, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest to pass the torch to new acts, who will those acts be?
- That question has been troubling Fozzy singer Chris Jericho, who says he doesn’t see any up-and-comers worthy of taking over the metal mantle. “It’s kind of scary,” the former WWE star says. “I was talking to Gene Simmons about this. Gene said, ‘Every type of music eventually dies.’ And I was, like, ‘What do you mean?’ He’s, like, ‘Look at swing music and polka music and guys playing lutes by the fire. All of it kind of slowly goes away.’ And I’m starting to wonder, was he right about rock and roll?”
- Jericho goes on to say today’s younger generation shows less interest in music than they did in his day. “When I was a kid, everybody was a in band,” he says. “I remember jocks, I remember guys who were on the football team that bought a guitar and would come jam. Meanwhile, all the rockers, there was four or five bands in my high school alone. Now my son is 17, my twin daughters are 14. I don’t know any of them who play music, or any of their friends.”