Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Talks Album Success, Rock History And More At Rock Allegiance

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It has been quite a whirlwind for hard rockers Fozzy, led by front man Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward as the band’s latest album release “Judas”, which is the seventh in their catalog, has soared its’ way to the top of the rock charts boasting the incredible singles “Judas”, “Painless” and most recently “Burn Me Out.” Fozzy is surely showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon!

Fozzy just recently wrapped up the North American leg of their Judas Rising tour and are gearing up to embark on another round of tour stops that will take them to Canada, New Zealand and Australia. When speaking with Chris Jericho at the recent Rock Allegiance festival at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ, we had to wonder how this true Renaissance man (music, WWE, television, podcasting seriously, he does it all) keeps in all together. He jokingly told us, “no sleep”.  In addition to the upcoming tour dates with Fozzy, Jericho, as well as, Fozzy will be taking metal and wrestling to the high seas with his first ever cruise called “Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea” which will set sail later this month!

Jericho also shared with us some of his favorite moments of “mayhem” while being out on the road!  The band’s performance at Rock Allegiance was nothing short of top-notch!  The amount of energy that poured forth from the stage was both hypnotic and engaging!  We are down to attend a rocking Fozzy party anytime!

In their more than 20-year career, Fozzy which features Chris Jericho (vocals), Rich Ward (guitars, vocals), Frank Fontsere (drums), Billy Grey (guitars), Paul DiLeo (bass) has always been about hard work, dedication and delivering great rock ‘n’ roll to their devoted fans worldwide; reminding them that music is all about invoking dirty, sweaty jubilation and doing it loudly! However, calling them just “entertainers” would be abridging their talent as Ward is one of the most versatile, underrated riffers in rock ‘n’ roll and Jericho’s vocal range and passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to excel in pretty much everything he does. Throw in the powerhouse rock solid drumming of Fontsere, the blazing leads of Grey and the genius and energy of returning bassist DiLeo and it’s no surprise that Fozzy has skyrocketed into becoming one of the hottest rock acts in years.

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