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Fozzy

Formed: 1999
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Fozzy News

Below is our complete Fozzy news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Fozzy Talks Band History

The fist pumping lead single "Sandpaper" from Fozzy's forthcoming album "Sin and Bones" is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. You can also stream the track at this location The new album "Sin and Bones" will be released on August 14th and the single features guest vocals from M Shadows.

Gearing up for the album release, Fozzy released a video called "The Evolution of Fozzy" where frontman Chris Jericho discusses everything from the creation of the band, how it go signed, and where the group is today with Century Media. Check out the clip below. Fozzy will also be performing on the "Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival this summer/fall.

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Fozzy Reveals "Sin And Bones" Details

Fozzy's new studio album "Sin and Bones" will be released August 14th, and the band has just unveiled the album's track listing, as well as lead single "Sandpaper," which features guest vocals by M Shadows. The track can be heard in the player available below.

Exclusive pre-order packages for "Sin and Bones" are available now at CM Distro and can be purchased here. The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward, "Sin and Bones" delivers the following 10 hard-hitting tracks:

1. Spider In My Mouth
2. Sandpaper
3. Blood Happens
4. Inside My Head
5. Sin And Bones
6. A Passed Life
7. She's My Addiction
8. Shine Forever
9. Dark Passenger
10. Storm The Beaches More...

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Fozzy Streaming New Song

Fozzy has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere "Sandpaper," the lead single off the band's new album, "Sin and Bones." The single features guest vocals by M Shadows, and will be available for purchase July 17th on iTunes. "Sin and Bones" will be released August 14th on Century Media Records.

"Sandpaper" can be heard at this location. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward, FOZZY has delivered their hardest-hitting album to date with 'Sin and Bones.' With years of non-stop touring in Europe under their belt, Fozzywill embark on their first U.S. tour in August. The band will join Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. A full list of dates including some Fozzy headlining shows are below." More...

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Fozzy Announces New Album Release Date

Fozzy is proud to announce the August 14th release of "Sin and Bones," the new studio album and debut release with Century Media Records. Check out the cover artwork below.

After years of non-stop touring in Europe, the band will embark on a U.S. tour, joining Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.

The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward, Fozzy has delivered what the band describes as it's hardest-hitting album to date with "Sin and Bones."

Frontman Chris Jericho comments, "It's the typical cliché, but Sin and Bones really is the best thing we've ever done. We've taken the heavy yet ultra-melodic style that has become Fozzy's trademark to the next level and I guarantee these songs will blow all of you away!" More...

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Rockstar Uproar Festival Tour Routing Revealed

The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17th in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping up on September 30th in Albuquerque, NM. See below for the current tour dates, cities, and venues.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way.

In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner. More...

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Lineup Announced

The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar festival returns this August and September for more than 30 shows throughout North America. The main stage features multi-platinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way.

In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multi-platinum headliners P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Fozzy, Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 Best Buy Music Gear Battle Of The Bands Powered By Ernie Ball), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red, and a local battle of the bands winner.

Fozzy will be touring in support of a new studio album, set to be released this summer via Century Media Records. A video clip announcing the tour can be viewed below. More...

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Saxon To Play Download Festival 2012

Legendary U.K. metal band Saxon announced that the band will perform at this year's Download Festival in Donnington this year, which runs from June 8-10, 2012. The band will play the main stage on Saturday, June 9, 2012 with Metallica and Tenacious D.

Saxon's announcement reads as follows:

"Back in Donington! We are more than happy to announce that Saxon will perform on the mighty Download festival in UK!

"After the superior performances in 2008 & 2010 and the legendary gig in 1980 (which was recorded and released as a bonus disc on the latest Saxon album 'Call To Arms') and the storming gig in 1982, Saxon will rock the main stage together with bands like Metallica, Tenacious D, Steel Panther and and and...

"This will be the 5th Saxon appearance in Donington! Follow the call to arms and march to the holy grounds of Castle Donington to celebrate another powerful and great Saxon show!"

For the full lineup for Download, check out the tour poster here: More...

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Fozzy Signs To Century Media Records

American heavy metal outfit Fozzy, featuring professional wrestler Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward, has announced that they have signed a new record deal with Century Media, who will release the band's next studio album.

"We are so excited and honored to be part of the Century Media family," says Jericho, "Fozzy finally has a record company with the firepower and worldwide influence we need and deserve to rise to the next level – Century Media is the perfect home for Fozzy, and we are stoked to release the masterpiece album of our career and conquer the world… and elsewhere!" More...

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Fozzy Bassist Leaves The Band

Sean Delson, the bass player for American heavy metal band Fozzy, has announced that he has decided to "retire" from the band in order to pursue other musical interests. A statement from Delson reads as follows:

"Hello good people!

"After nearly a decade of playing in Fozzy and enjoying the most fun you can pretty much legally have, I have decided to step down as the Bass Player for Fozzy and let some other lucky soul come in and live out their dreams. Playing in Fozzy has allowed me to achieve nearly 99% of all my musical aspirations. For that, I shall forever be eternally grateful to the band, and the team behind it. We have all played together in different bands throughout the years, and I have no doubt that somewhere down the road, at some point, we will share the stage again. A personal and heartfelt thanks goes out to Rich Ward, for always calling on me to play in every project that ever came his way, and for always believing in me. Thank you Rich.

"In the years prior to my work with Fozzy, The Duke, and Stuck Mojo, most of you know that I was in a band called Agent Cooper. It was actually playing with Agent Cooper that led me to joining Fozzy. Rich came out to a showcase we were playing, and, after the gig, asked me if I would help him record his debut solo album. For you trivia heads out there, Frank Fontsere was playing drums that night with us (and is also a long time member of the Agent Cooper Alumni). After many records, tours, and just plain living the dream… I started feeling a calling to finish something that I had started many years ago. So, along with Mike Martin, Eric Frampton (you know these guys from Stuck Mojo, The Duke, and Fozzy), Doug Busbee, and our new drummer Ganesh Giri Jaya… I hope to see you all on upcoming tours in a town near you! More...

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Alice Cooper, Slash And More Remember Jani Lane

Following the recent announcement of the death of former Warrant singer, Jani Lane, a number of his peers have posted messages of condolence online. Some of the tributes read as follows:

Slash: "Just heard about Jani Lane. What a shame. RIP man."

Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue): "I just heard the sad news about Janie Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. RIP."

Bret Michaels (Poison: “We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss. Respectfully, Bret and all at MEGI.”

Alice Cooper: "Our thoughts go out to our fallen brother Jani Lane, his family, his friends and his fans."

Professional wrestler and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho stated: "Sad to hear about the passing of Jani Lane. Jani was a good guy and one of the best songwriters in the late 80s Dog Eat Dog-very underrated.”

Steven Adler: "I'm so sad that I lost another dear friend to this horrible disease. I've known Jani for over 30 years and he had a heart of gold. Luv u bro."

James Michael (Sixx: A.M.): "R.I.P. JANI LANE."

Nick Catanese (Black Label Society): "Wow RIP Jani Lane"

Wednesday 13: Just heard, so sad...former Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dead At 47, R.I.P.

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed): "Sad news about Jani Lane. 47 is too young to go."

Jani Lane was found dead yesterday in a hotel in California. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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Fozzy Involved In Bus Accident

Fozzy, the band featuring World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward, were involved in a road accident yesterday which left their bus wrecked. A Twitter message from Jericho reads:

"Last night as I was riding on the Anthrax bus, Fozzy's bus was in an accident. The band is OK, thank God, but the bus is trashed so we won't be able to play the show in Denmark tonight. Hamburg is still on for tomorrow. Its a miracle nobody got hurt, as the bus skidded on two wheels for 50 feet and the side door was completely torn off. Say a prayer for the boys and stay tuned for more info. Now I'm on a train from Aarhaus to Hamburg with nothing but a toothbrush and a pair of flip flops. Could be worse..."

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Fozzy To Re-Release Latest Album

Fozzy, the band featuring Stuck Mojo guitarist/vocalist Rich Ward and World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Jericho, has announced that they will be re-releasing their latest studio album, "Chasing The Grail" on July 1st as part of a two disc set which will also include the live album, "Remains Alive." The live record was previously limited to five hundred copies and was only available as part of an expensive fan package. The tracklisting is as follows:

Disc 1
Under Blackened Skies
Martyr No More
Grail
Broken Soul
Let The Madness Begin
Pray For Blood
New Day's Dawn
God Pounds His Nails
Watch Me Shine
Paraskavedekatriaphobia (Friday The 13th)
Revival
Wormwood

Disc 2
Nameless Faceless
Don't You Wish You Were Me
Daze Of The Week
Wanderlust
Crucify Yourself
End Of Days
Freewheel Burning
Eat The Rich
Ignition
Feel The Burn
With The Fire
To Kill A Stranger

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Video Of Adrenaline Mob's Live Debut Posted Online

Professionally filmed footage of the live debut from Adrenaline Mob, the new band featuring former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, Stuck Mojo/Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, guitarist Mike Orlando and bassist Paul DiLeo (of Nena fame,) has been posted online. You can check out the video, which shows the band performing the classic Black Sabbath song, "The Mob Rules," below. The video was recorded on June 24th at The Hiro Ballroom in New York City. More...

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Mike Portnoy's Adrenaline Mob Posts Album Teaser

Adrenaline Mob, the new progressive metal act from Mike Portnoy, has posted a short sampler online to promote its impending debut album. You can check out the album teaser in the player below. The new group also features Stuck Mojo/Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, Sonic Stomp guitar player Mike Orlando and bassist Paul DiLeo.

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Mike Portnoy Reveals New Band Details

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who left the band last year, has revealed some details about one of his new musical endeavors.

Portnoy has announced that he has formed a new group named Adrenaline Mob, and that the band also features Stuck Mojo/Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, Sonic Stomp guitar player Mike Orlando and bassist Paul DiLeo. The quintet will make its live debut in New York on June 24 and are currently working on a debut album.

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Fozzy Posts New Music Video Online

Fozzy, the band led by World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo founder Rich Ward, has posted their new music video online for the song, "God Pounds His Nails." You can check it out below. The video was filmed at the recent Golden Gods award ceremony in Los Angeles, California and the song comes from the group's latest album, "Chasing The Grail," which was released last year through Riot! Entertainment. More...

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Audio Interview With Fozzy Posted Online

A new audio interview with Fozzy vocalist and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho has been posted online. You can check out the interview in the player below.

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Zakk Wylde Speaks On American Idol Appearance

Black Label Society frontman and former Ozzy Osbourne sidekick Zakk Wylde has explained why he appeared on a recent episode of the hit reality show, American Idol. Speaking to USA Today, Wylde claims it was professional wrestler and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho who set up his appearance, stating:

"Father Jericho called me up," says the Black Label Society founder. "He's on Dancing With the Stars, so we've been busting his balls about that." According to Wylde, James asked Jericho to make the call on his behalf.

"It was that easy," Wylde says. "I was, like, yeah, no problem. Then the American Idol people gave me the song to learn. Sammy Hagar, no problem. I bought it from iTunes: off and running."

You can check out videos of the performance here or here while they last, or search for more here.

Read the full article at USA Today.

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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Golden Gods Show

Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.

Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere UK

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced eight more bands for this year's event. Amongst the new confirmations are rap legends House Of Pain, Swedish metal outfit Arch Enemy and Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring members of Stuck Mojo. Also newly confirmed for the bill are Youmeatsix, Sum 41, All Time Low, Periphery and Grinspoon. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 8th-10th and features the following lineup:

Metallica
Slipknot
Megadeth
Slayer
Anthrax
Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
Airbourne
All Time Low
Arch Enemy
Architects
Fozzy
Gallows
Gojira
Grinspoon
House Of Pain
In Flames
Inme
Kids In Glass Houses
Limp Bizkit
Mastodon
Motorhead
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive
Periphery
Protest The Hero
Sum 41
Sisters Of Mercy
Volbeat
Weezer
Youmeatsix

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