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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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...
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...
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.
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..."
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:
Under Blackened Skies
Martyr No More
Let The Madness Begin
Pray For Blood
New Day's Dawn
God Pounds His Nails
Watch Me Shine
Paraskavedekatriaphobia (Friday The 13th)
Don't You Wish You Were Me
Daze Of The Week
End Of Days
Eat The Rich
Feel The Burn
With The Fire
To Kill A Stranger
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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."
Read the full article at USA Today.
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...
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:
All Time Low
House Of Pain
Kids In Glass Houses
One Minute Silence
Protest The Hero
Sisters Of Mercy
According to Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away last year, some of the biggest names in heavy metal and hard rock will be taking part in a forthcoming Dio tribute album.
"It probably won't come out this year, but everybody signed up," Dio told Noisecreep.
So, who's signed on thus far? "Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Glenn Hughes, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Lemmy (Motorhead)," she said, adding Grohl will do the Black Sabbath hit 'Mob Rules,' and Halford will be taking on 'Long Live Rock 'N' Roll.' And artists keep coming on. "I just talked to Alice (Cooper), roped Alice in and Sebastian (Bach) and Chris (Jericho)," she said, referring to fellow attendees at the Golden Gods press conference. And Cooper already has a song in mind, going back to the Elf days, according to Wendy.
Read the full article at Noisecreep.
At a recent concert in Anaheim, California, veteran hard rock outfit Stryper was joined on stage by Fozzy lead singer and pro wrestler Chris Jericho to perform a cover of the classic Scorpions song, "Blackout." You can check out fan filmed footage below. The song is featured on Stryper's new covers album, "The Covering" and was also covered by Fozzy on the band's self-titled debut album in 2000.
Fozzy, the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo member Rich Ward,2 will return to Australia for the first time since 005 in December. Chris Jericho commented on the tour by saying:
"Our fans in Australia are some of the best Fozzy fans in the world and we heard your demands, so we are coming back and we are looking forward to tearing the house down with each and every one of you crazy bastards this December!"
Fozzy Australian tour dates:
Dec 2 - The Hi Fi - Melbourne
Dec 3 - The Factory - Sydney
Dec 5 - The Hi Fi - Brisbane
Fozzy, the band formed by Stuck Mojo leader Rich Ward and World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris Jericho, has posted a new music video online for the song, "Let The Madness Begin." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's fourth studio album, "Chasing The Grail" which is the second Fozzy album to feature all original material. The record is available everywhere now through Riot! Entertainment. More...
Fozzy, the hard rockers featuring international wrestling mega star Chris Jericho on vocals, have announced details regarding the band's upcoming mini-tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on October 10th, 2010 in Cardiff and ends on October 20th in Yeovil.
Fozzy European tour dates:
Oct. 10 - Cardiff, UK - Millennium Hall
Oct. 11 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Oct. 13 - Edinburgh, UK - Studio 24
Oct. 14 - Belfast, Ireland - Spring and Airbreak
Oct. 15 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
Oct. 16 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy 3
Oct. 17 - Leicster, UK - Leicster Academy
Oct. 18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Oct. 19 - Southampton, UK - Taylors
Oct. 20 - Yeovil, UK - The Orange
More members of the hard rock and heavy metal community have posted their messages online to pay tribute to the legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away yesterday morning as a result of stomach cancer. You can read some more of these messages below.
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: "I still have this image of him standing on stage in front of 100,000 belting out 'Man On The Silver Mountain' and remember the shivers it sent up my spine. He's one of the kindest souls I have ever met and his talent was beyond inspirational to so many of us. Those of us that had the opportunity to know Ronnie can tell you what a wonderful and passionate man he was."
KISS: "We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him." More...
In case you missed it, Metal Injection has posted an hour-long NAMM 2010 special. You can watch the first of four parts below. This portion features coverage of Eernie Ball, Gibraltor, Dean Guitars (featuring new Dimebag models), Offset Drum Pedals and Wood Violins as well as interviews with SUICIDE SILENCE and WWE Superstar/FOZZY Frontman Chris Jericho.
Read the full article at Metal Injection.