LISTEN: Chris Jericho Covers 'Father Christmas'
Former WWE star Chris Jericho, frontman for rock band Fozzy, has released a cover of The Kinks’ 1977 track “Father Christmas.”
The 49-year-old, who spent his early years in Manitoba and Alberta, said he recorded a holiday song because if he hears Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” one more time, he’s “gonna stuff myself down a chimney.”
In a release, Jericho explained: “I put together the musical assassins known as The Christmas Helves and banged out this sugarplum version of my favourite Kinks tune! So, grab your eggnog and frankincense...whatever the hell that is...and rock out with your Santa sack out!”
Written by The Kinks’ Ray Davies, “Father Christmas” is about a department store Santa who’s beaten up by a group of poor kids who want money instead of toys. It’s previously been covered by bands like Green Day, Bad Religion, Smash Mouth and Cheap Trick.
All proceeds from Jericho’s version are being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Listen to “Father Christmas” below:
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