Former Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach and Fozzy frontman/professional wrestler Chris Jericho got into a full on Twitter war on Wednesday (July 15th) night after Bach accused Jericho of lip-syncing his performances. Bach referred to Jericho tweeting, “He definitely does considering that he mimes to a tape.” Jericho responded with, “I sing my ass off every night dude. Do you really wanna go there?”
Things escalated when Back referred to Jericho as “Milli vanilli,” and asked for a clip of him singing live. Jericho fired back comparing their career stats tweeting, “I have 5 top 30 singles in the last five years w my band @FOZZYROCK. I’m a huge fan of @sebastianbach … who had 3 top 30 singles 30 years ago. I always admired him as a singer and a friend! And I still do.”
After tweeting Bach that the “gloves are off,” Jericho added, “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 @sebastianbach! No effects, no tuning, no bullshit. Bas is a great singer…but I’m better. You’ve got my number dude. Call me.”
Bach claimed he texted Jericho with no response, tweeting, “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.”
After a few more Tweets back and forth, Bach ended it by tweeting, “I am not going against anybody. It’s obvious between the two of us that one of us is copying the other as far as being a rockstar goes. I can guarantee you that that is not me.”
Jericho’s bandmate Rich Ward jumped into the fray to defend Jericho tweeting, “Any time I have witnessed Sebastian’s name come up in a group setting, the room enthusiastically lines up to say the worst things about him. He’s universally disliked, never witnessed a more unifying topic. @IAmJericho has ALWAY come to the guy’s defense and shuts it down. Jericho is loyal and was always quick to defend a guy that he considered a friend. Seeing Sebastian publicly go after the only guy that I have ever witness utter a nice word about him is sad.”
Bach came out a winner in one sense — he was thrilled to see that his followers had increased to 435,000 in about an hour, according to the singer, and he was the Number Nine trending topic on Twitter at night’s end.