Chris Jericho Open to Buddy Flick With Golden Gods Co-Host Andrew W.K.
As a WWE superstar, Chris Jericho has had a rough month, losing his World Heavyweight Championship. But he can take consolation with his other job, as frontman for Fozzy, as he has one sweet gig comig up. Jericho will co-host the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles April 8 at Club Nokia (for those not in L.A. the program will air on VH1 Classic May 22).
Being a metal fan as well as musician, Jericho is thrilled to see the music he loves get the attention it deserves. “I think it’s a long time coming that heavy metal as a genre got a whole awards show of its own, because it’s such a huge, huge world,” he tells Noisecreep. “It’s like one category decided by the fossils at the Grammys doesn’t even begin to cover it.”
This year’s show offers plenty of highlights, from Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford and Motörhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister receiving lifetime achievement awards to performances by Slash, As I Lay Dying, Kilmister backed by Slash and Dave Grohl on ‘Ace of Spades,’ Rob Zombie and more. “I’m excited to see the whole thing,” Jericho says. “I’m so happy that Rob is getting his award, and I’m looking forward to that; seeing the all-star band, Slash’s band. But just to be there as a fan and a performer, I get the best of both worlds. It’s gonna be a lot of fun and I’m really, really happy that I’ll be able to be there as the master of ceremonies.”
Jericho will be co-master of ceremonies, along with Andrew W.K. With the two musicians sharing a similar sense of humor, expect a lot of frivolity. “The opening montage, the opening vignette that you’re gonna see, if it turns out half as funny as it was filming it, it should tear the house down,” he says. “I met Andrew five years ago at the Spike TV Video Game Awards of all places, and he’s definitely a kindred spirit. Where he’s more serious and then gets really funny, I’m more goofy and get really funny, we meet in the middle. There’s a great chemistry, we make a good wacky duo. It’s kind of a heavy metal Martin and Lewis, the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope of rock.”
That sounds like a buddy movie we’d love to see. Any chance? “Andrew and I are both always looking for jobs,” Jericho says. “So if somebody puts together W.K. and Jericho go to the Colosseum in Italy, wackiness ensues.”