Guns N’ Roses has been one of the most popular bands and recently Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho spoke about the band. In a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, Jericho talked about the usage of pre-recorded backing tracks during live performances by rock bands.
Chris Jericho says Guns N’ Roses uses backing tracks
Jericho said that every band uses backing tracks for the songs. He said that if the legendary guitarist Slash is in the band, they would have backing tracks.
“We use backing tracks for some songs, and everybody does. Unless you’re Guns N’ Roses… Let me rephrase that… If you’re in Slash’s band… Guns N’ Roses has backing tracks. They have a keyboard player. It’s just the way of the world right now. It doesn’t mean we’re not singing and not playing.”
“If you’re listening to a record, you go to a Def Leppard gig and you hear ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ that was recorded with 25 tracks of guitars, you can’t just go with two guitars on stage and in your right mind think there wasn’t something building up the background there. It’s just kind of the way that bands are. It doesn’t make you any less of a band. ‘Cause you know what? Queen used tracks in the ’70s. If you don’t believe me, watch it when they play ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ live.”
Previously, back in July last year, Jericho was accused by Sebastian Bach of using pre-recorded lead vocal tracks during live performances. Thef former Skid Row frontman initially claimed Jericho was “miming to a tape” at Fozzy concerts.