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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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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:

Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
All Time Low
Arch Enemy
House Of Pain
In Flames
Kids In Glass Houses
Limp Bizkit
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive
Protest The Hero
Sum 41
Sisters Of Mercy

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Heavy Metal Stars On Board For Dio Tribute Album

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.

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Fozzy Frontman Joins Stryper On Stage

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.

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Fozzy Announces Austrailian Tour

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

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Fozzy Posts New Music Video Online

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...

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Fozzy Announces European Tour Dates

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

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Kiss, Motley Crue And More Remember Dio

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...

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Metal Injection Posts Hour-Long NAMM Special

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.

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Fozzy Announces New York Show

Fozzy, the heavy metal band featuring wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and members of Stuck Mojo, has announced a headlining show in New York City. This will take place at BB King's on April 28th and will feature support from ZO2 and Razer. Tickets go on sale March 1st.

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Ex-Fozzy Guitarist Talks About Split

Former Fozzy guitarist Mike Martin recently spoke to Noisecreep regarding his split with the band and explained why he felt he is no longer a member. Speaking to the site he said:

"I have received many messages concerning my status with Chris Jericho's band Fozzy and my involvement with the new album. I am no longer with the band as a member. I did not quit nor leave on any terms of mutual dissatisfaction based on unrealistic expectations. Fozzy's management informed me in August of 2009 that the band wanted to make a change to the touring line up. This, I believe, is due to a personal falling out between me and one of the band members over business matters. Their decision, I understand and respect, and will leave any personal matters to remain private. I appreciate all the mail I've received from fans wanting to know what happened and wishing me well."

An interview that Fozzy singer Chris Jericho did with Noisecreep can be viewed below:

Read the full article at Noisecreep.

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Halcyon Way Announces UK Tour Dates With Fozzy

Atlanta metal band Halcyon Way have confirmed tour plans with Fozzy in the UK in May 2010.
The tour will have the band performing four shows over three days in Scotland and England. The last day will feature a 2:00pm matinee and a 7:00pm evening show.

May 13 – Glasgow – Cathouse
May 14 – Nottingham – Rock City Basement
May 15 – London – The Relentless Garage (2 shows!)

“We’re big fans of the Fozzy and Stuck Mojo guys, so we’re really excited about hitting the road with them,” said lead guitarist Jon Bodan. Guitarist Zane Matthews agrees, “This is a huge opportunity for us to take our music to a bunch of new fans and branch out to the overseas market!” More...

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Fozzy Enters U.S. Album Charts

Fozzy, the heavy metal outfit featuring Stuck Mojo founder Rich Ward and World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Jericho, has entered the Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart at number six with their latest studio album, "Chasing The Grail." The album also entered the top spot on Amazon UK’s Hard Rock & Metal MP3 Albums chart last week.

Frontman Chris Jericho stated: "I'm ecstatic to hear the news that Chasing The Grail debuted #6 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart. In the 10 year history of Fozzy, this is a milestone that shows how far the band has come and it's a great indication of where we are going. I would like to give a personal thanks to all our fans; past, present and future, for helping make Chasing The Grail a success right out of the box. Fozzy would also like to thank the great people at Hot Topic for helping make Chasing The Grail the success that it is and we look forward to making Team Fozzy as much of a hit as Team Jacob and Team Edward."

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Fozzy Singer Arrested For Being Drunk In Public

Chris Jericho, the lead vocalist of heavy metal outfit Fozzy and wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment, was arrested at five a.m. this morning in Kenton County, Kentucky along with fellow wrestler Gregory Helms for the charge of Alcohol Intoxication In A Public Place. Both were bonded out of jail after little more than an hour.

A Twitter update from Jericho a few hours before he was arrested read: "Listening to ZAKK WYLDE and having a GG contest with Hurricane. It's the woods vs the praries. Praires are winning."

The law is in place to attempt to stop anyone who seems drunk enough that they may be a danger to themselves, others or property or being an annoyance. A small fine is usually issued for the first charge, between $25 and $50.

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Fozzy Posts New Album Online For Streaming

Heavy metal outfit Fozzy has posted their brand new album, "Chasing The Grail" online for streaming. You can listen to the album in full by heading to AOL Music. The album is out now in North America but recently had it's European release date pushed back to March 15th.

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Fozzy Delays New Album Release In Europe

Heavy metal outfit Fozzy, which features Stuck Mojo founder/guitarist Rich Ward and World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris Jericho, has announced that they have been forced to delay the release of their latest studio album, "Chasing The Grail" in Europe. A message from the band reads as follows:

"The release of Chasing The Grail has been delayed in Europe until March 15th. The distributor we had in place was unable to meet their obligations to the band and its fans, and dropped out at the last minute forcing us to delay the release.

"The good news is, Plastic Head stepped up big and in record time, and will release the record in the UK/Europe on March 15th and the even better news is that shortly, there will be big news exclusively for our fans in the UK."

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Fozzy Announces Georgia Signing Session

Heavy metal group Fozzy, which features Stuck Mojo founder/guitarist Rich Ward and World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris Jericho, has announced that they will be holding a signing session at the Hot Topic store in Alpharetta, Georgia. HT+1 members can purchase Fozzy's new album "Chasing The Grail," at the North Point Mall Hot Topic and receive a wristband that guarantees the opportunity to meet the band on February 1st.

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Fozzy Announces New York Signing Session

Heavy metal outfit Fozzy, featuring WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo founder Rich Ward, has announced that they will be appearing at J&R Music World (23 Park Row - across from City Hall Park) on January 29th to sign copies of their brand new studio album, "Chasing The Grail." The signing will begin at 5pm. "Chasing The Grail" is Fozzy's fourth studio album and will be available everywhere by January 26th through Riot! Entertainment.

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WWE To Use Fozzy Song For Royal Rumble 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that they will be using, "Martyr No More," the new single from heavy metal outfit Fozzy, as the official theme song for the upcoming Royal Rumble pay per view. The event will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 31st and as usual, the main event of the show will be the Royal Rumble match itself, in which the winner receives a world title shot at Wrestlemania.

"Martyr No More" is from Fozzy's forthcoming fourth studio album, "Chasing The Grail" which will be released on January 19th through Riot! Entertainment. This will be the bands second album to feature only original material.

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