I caught Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy at the Gramercy Theater in NYC a few days ago and it was a really tight performance. You could see how Jericho had improved as a front-man from when I saw the band play BB Kings a few years back and it was a strong showing with the band actually playing two encores.
Jericho, playing his hometown (he WAS born in NY) wore a John Lennon t-shirt and seemed to get a huge kick out of some of the crowd actually starting a mosh pit halfway through te show and at the end, Richie Kotzen tossed an amp from the stage into the crowd, where it was surfed around.
Jericho had a ton of energy on the stage, riling up the audience and showcasing his knowledge of manipulating the crowd from his wrestling experience. He preened and smirked and posed at all the right moments and during the encore, used his body language to get the fans to clap harder, softer or stop, then teased them before leading a full on heavy closing. You can see how he’s grown f...