Steel Panther Announce Two More Virtual Concerts

Steel Panther have announced two more virtual concerts. The first one, which is called “Gobblefest – Gobbling Isn’t Just For The Holidays Livestream,” will take place on December 5 and it will feature Bobby Blotzer (ex-Ratt) and other special guests. The group will also be debuting a reimagined version of “Fuck Everybody” titled “Fuck 2020.” The second one, which is called “Almost Live – Formal As Fuck New Year’s Eve Special,” will take place on December 31 and it will feature Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Chris Jericho (Fozzy). The group will also be replacing “Auld Lang Syne” with the aforementioned “Fuck 2020.” Tickets can be found HERE.

James Durbin (Ex-Quiet Riot) Premieres New Song “Kings Before You” Featuring Chris Jericho (Fozzy) And Phil Demmel (Ex-Machine Head)

James Durbin (ex-Quiet Riot) has premiered a new song titled “Kings Before You.” The track, which features Chris Jericho (Fozzy) and Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), is from Durbin’s new album “The Beast Awakens,” which will be released on February 12.

Fozzy Playing Shows Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic, Chris Jericho Defends Their Decision

Fozzy recently played shows in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Iowa amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. One photo from the South Dakota concert has since surfaced online and it appears that fans were not wearing masks or engaging in social distancing. Despite this, frontman Chris Jericho has defended their decision to return to the stage.

Jericho said the following on the latest episode of his “Saturday Night Special” series:

“We actually did [two] shows [so far] this week. And the reason for that is we had our tour — the ‘Save The World’ tour — which was originally booked for April and May, it got postponed to July and August, then got postponed to October and November. But four shows remained in August. And I was, like, ‘How?’ The shows are in South Dakota, and North Dakota, and we have one in Fort Madison, Iowa, which is right near the border of South Dakota.”

“The reason why the shows are happening — have happened; we did two already, and we’ve got our third one tonight — is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases; less than a thousand in both states. I think Florida had, like, nine thousand today alone. The venues are kind of either outside or they’re half capacity. We’re sold out tonight in Minot with, I think, 50 percent capacity. Last night, we were sold out in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with, I think it was 35 percent capacity. We hand out masks at the door, there are temperature checks — all that sort of stuff. We basically just stay on the bus all day. Everyone in the FOZZY camp — crew and band — has been tested.”

“It’s been so great to be back on stage again after seven months. The last gig we played was on the Jericho cruise, which is so hard to believe — it was like on a different planet, back in the days before the ‘rona changed everything.”

Fozzy are scheduled to perform in Sturgis, South Dakota tonight (August 9) as part of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

[via Blabbermouth]

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The Wheelblocks (Avenged Sevenfold, Fozzy, Etc.) Share Cover Of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High”

The Wheelblocks, the new supergroup featuring Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Strauss’ boyfriend Josh Villalta, have premiered a new video for their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High.” You can check that out below. You can also head to Loudwire to read a new interview in which Jericho discussed the project.

Avenged Sevenfold, Fozzy, Etc. Members Launch New Project The Wheelblocks

Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Strauss’ boyfriend Josh Villalta have announced a new project called The Wheelblocks. The band’s first single, a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High,” will be released on August 6.

Chris Jericho Says Fozzy’s New Album Will Feature 12 Songs Including One Cover

During a recent episode of his “Saturday Night Special” series, Chris Jericho revealed some more details for Fozzy’s upcoming album. He said the following:

“We are working now. I actually have the track listing of the new FOZZY record right here. There’s 12 songs. There’s 11 originals. One of them is ‘Nowhere To Run’, our last Top 10 hit. One of them is a cover song, which I’m not gonna tell you. So there’s 10 [new] original killer tracks on here. It’s our best album ever by far, and I can’t wait for you guys to get a chance to hear it. And we’re gonna start recording vocals… We did four songs of vocals already. And one of the songs is called ‘Ugly’. There you go. U-G-L-Y. You ain’t got no alibi. That’s all I’m saying.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Sings A Cappella Version Of Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” After Sebastian Bach Recently Accused Him Of Lip-Syncing

As previously reported, ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently started a Twitter feud with Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho after accusing him of lip-syncing. Now, Jericho has responded once again by singing an a capella version of Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” on the latest episode of his “Saturday Night Special” series. He also posted an extended version of the partial cover on Twitter:

UPDATE: Bach has since responded by posting a series of texts that he sent to Jericho after seeing the clip. Blabbermouth shared a screenshot of that:

He also added the following in response to a fan:

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Starts Twitter Feud With Chris Jericho (Fozzy) After Accusing Him Of Lip-Syncing

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently started a Twitter feud with Chris Jericho after accusing the Fozzy frontman of lip-syncing. You can see various tweets from them below:

Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward also chimed in:

[via Blabbermouth]

Fozzy Delay New Album To 2021

Fozzy were previously planning to release a new album, titled “2020,” this year, but the effort has since been delayed. The record will now be released next year under a new name. Chris Jericho said the following during a recent interview on Volume TV’s “Life In Six Strings“:

“The original idea was to call it ‘2020’, until we realized that we’re not gonna have this fucking thing done till November/December, so it’s not as contemporary anymore to put out an album called ‘2020’ when it’s 2021. Let’s just leave it behind.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Kuarantine (Fozzy, Etc.) Team Up With Bruce Kulick For Cover Of KISS’ “Heart Of Chrome”

Kuarantine, the KISS tribute band featuring Chris Jericho (Fozzy), P.J. Farley (Trixter), Joe McGinness (Klassik ’78), and Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan), have teamed up with Bruce Kulick for a cover of KISS’ “Heart Of Chrome.” You can check that out below:

Jericho told Revolver the following:

“We were pleasantly surprised and stoked to hear the huge reaction to our first single ‘No, No, No’! So what can a band that specializes in non-make-up KISS songs do to top that reaction with their second single? How about tap the guitar player from that era to join the band? That’s exactly what we did when we asked former KISS axeman Bruce Kulick to join us on ‘Heart of Chrome’ — and he crushed it!

‘Chrome,’ from the 1992 album Revenge, is one of the most underrated songs in the KISS Katalog and one of the hardest to sing! Even Paul Stanley himself said to me, ‘If you can sing that song in the original key, with the original melody, then you have completed quite the task.’ So that’s what the band and I did! Plus, having Kulick onboard to lend his signature tone and soloing style, made the tune even more rifftastic! See kids, there’s always a positive in every negative: Only in a pandemic can you form a KISS cover band with the ex-guitar player from KISS and end up with a kickass song!”