Chris Jericho is getting into the holiday spirit! The multi-hyphenate superstar (wrestler/musician/actor/author/host/TV personality) has released a special cover of The Kinks’ “Father Christmas” as a charity single, with all money raised from downloads and streams of the track to be donated to Juvenile Diabetes research. Listen to Chris Jericho & The Christmas Helves’ version of the classic song, which first premiered on Chris’s radio show “The Rock Of Jericho” on SiriusXM Octane, now below.
“I’ve always wanted to do a Christmas song, as it’s guaranteed annual airplay (and if I hear ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ one more time, I’m gonna stuff myself down a chimney), so I put together the musical assassins known as ‘The Christmas Helves’ and banged out this sugarplum version of my favorite Kinks tune!,” shares Jericho. “Best part is all proceeds will be donated to JDRF to fight Juvenile Diabetes! So, grab your eggnog and frankincense…whatever the hell that is…and rock out with your Santa sack out!”
Chris Jericho is no stranger to the music scene. Jericho is the lead singer of the internationally successful rock band Fozzy, which recently opened for Iron Maiden at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Fozzy’s latest album Judas, their seventh full-length, has been streamed more than 25 million times on Spotify and features the hit single “Judas,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Rock Charts in 8 different countries, spent 9 weeks in the Top Ten on the Active Rock Chart in the US, and has received over 32 million YouTube views; PRESS HERE to watch. The band’s current single “Nowhere To Run” is their fourth consecutive Top 20 hit on Active Rock Radio; PRESS HERE to listen.
For the past two decades, Chris Jericho has established himself as a multi-faceted talent with tens of millions of fans worldwide. Breaking onto the scene as one of the most popular, and charismatic, performers in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment, Jericho was crowned the WWE Undisputed Champion in 2001 and, in 2017, became the first ever “Double Grand Slam” champion in history. In January 2018, Jericho officially signed with All Elite Wrestling, the hottest new wrestling brand in the world, where he appears every Wednesday night on the TNT Network as the current AEW World Champion.
Chris has combined his two main passions, and careers, to create Chris Jericho’s Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea. The second annual, sold-out four-day cruise from Miami to the Bahamas January 20-24, 2020 will feature All Elite Wrestling stars, live podcasts, music, comedy, lots of special guests and more, plus the guest of honor “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Visit www.chrisjerichocruise.com for more info.
In addition to his weekly show on SiriusXM, Jericho hosts the widely popular “Talk Is Jericho” podcast on Westwood One, which has amassed over 220 million downloads across more than 600 episodes. Past podcast guests include Dennis Miller, Larry King, William Shatner, Chris Tucker, Paul Stanley, Kiefer Sutherland, Hulk Hogan, Mike Tyson, Slash, and many more.
Jericho is also a four-time New York Times best-selling author, displaying his witty, self-deprecating writing style with his autobiographies: “A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex” (2007), “Undisputed: How To Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps” (2011), “The Best In the World: At What I Have No Idea” (2014) and “No Is A Four Letter Word” (2014). Chris appeared on Season 11 of Dancing With The Stars and recently brought the house down with Ryan Niemiller on the 14th season finale of America’s Got Talent. He’s also hosted the ABC game show Downfall and the SyFy reality series Robot Combat League. Chris’s acting credits include featured roles in the upcoming Kevin Smith films “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” and “Kilroy Was Here,” as well as creating, producing and starring in CBC’s critically-acclaimed original series, “But I’m Chris Jericho.”