Fozzy Sign With Sony Music

Fozzy have signed a new deal with Sony Music. Frontman Chris Jericho confirmed the news in the below video:

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Watch Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Etc. Members Perform At 2019 Dimebash

Last night (January 24), a number of artists took the stage at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA to pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul at the 2019 Dimebash. The event was hosted by Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin and it featured the following: Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Rex Brown (Pantera, etc.), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, etc.), Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth, Act Of Defiance), Gene Hoglan (Testament, etc.), Tony Campos (Static-X, Ministry, etc.), Jason Bittner (Overkill), Nita Strauss, Art Cruz (Winds Of Plague, Prong), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Jason Christopher (Prong), Dug Pinnick (King’s X, etc.), Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill, Powerflo), Christian Brady (HELLYEAH), Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH), Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope), Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Gonzo (Armored Saint), Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint), Randy Weitzel (In This Moment), Wes Hauch (Glass Casket), and Rick Thorne (Good Guys In Black). You can see some footage from the show below:

Shinedown, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Set For 2019 Inkcarceration Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 12-14 and it will feature over 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, drinks, and a new haunted house attraction called “Escape From Blood Prison.” Here’s the artists that will be performing: Shinedown, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Motionless In White, Fozzy, Buckcherry, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Andrew W.K., P.O.D., Stabbing Westward, Light The Torch, From Ashes To New, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set To Kill, Awake At Last, The Funeral Portrait, Kerbera, Raven Black, Beyond Unbroken, Rival, Impending Lies, The Everyday Losers, and The Monster Dolls.

Shinedown, Evanescence, The Struts, Etc. Set For 2019 MMRBQ

Shinedown, Evanescence, The Struts, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Fozzy, The Glorious Sons, Bad Wolves, and Siravo have all been booked for the 2019 MMRBQ festival. That event will take place on May 18 at the BB&T Pavlion in Camden, NJ

Man Barges Onto Fozzy’s Tour Bus & Injures Drum Tech, Gets Pummeled By Chris Jericho

Following Fozzy’s recent show in Regina, Saskatchewan, a man barged onto the band’s tour bus and ended up pulling their drum tech, Jack Slade, off the vehicle, breaking his collarbone in the process. After the incident, frontman and pro-wrestler Chris Jericho chased the intruder down to pummel him.

The story was reported by Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer, who had the following to say:

“There was apparently a kid helped play or did some drum work on the show and the kid wanted to get onto the tour bus or get autographs or something. I guess they don’t want him on and he ends up somehow sneaking on and one of the guys on the crew saw him and they got into a fight and the guy actually ended up with a broken collarbone because of the fight and then he gets kicked out.”

“So Jericho gives him a spear and he’s pounding on him from the mounted position. The people who were there watching this tried to hold the guy until the police arrived and then he got away. The police ended up catching him.”

An eyewitness also discussed things further with Loudwire:

“The guy was on meth and barged on the bus for an autograph. He was told he couldn’t just come onto the bus and to wait outside as Chris’ family was on the bus. He wouldn’t leave and took a swing at Jack Slade. He pulled Jack off the bus and Jack landed hard and broke his collarbone.”

“Chris chased the guy and tackled him. Then security came and called the cops. The guy ran away and jumped a fence and got caught on some barbed wire. Then got in his car and hit a security guard. Cops got him and charged him. He will be going to jail for sure.”

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Iron Maiden Announce North American “Legacy Of The Beast” Tour

Iron Maiden have officially announced the North American leg of their “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. The Raven Age will serve as support. Fozzy will also perfom at the Los Angeles, CA show.

Bruce Dickinson commented:

“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs.

It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see!

And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”

Steve Harris added:

“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like ‘Flight Of Icarus‘, ‘Sign Of The Cross‘ and ‘The Clansman‘ with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper‘, ‘2 Minutes To Midnight‘, ‘The Number Of The Beast‘, ‘Fear Of The Dark‘, ‘Run To The Hills‘, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name‘ and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”

Tour Dates:

07/18 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
07/20 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/22 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/24 Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
08/01 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
08/03 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
08/05 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/07 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
08/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/10 Toronto, ON, – Budweiser Stage
08/13 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/17 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08/19 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08/28 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
08/30 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
08/31 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
09/03 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/05 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
09/06 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/09 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
09/10 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
09/13 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (with Fozzy)
09/17 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/22 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/25 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/29 Mexico City, MEX – Sports Palace

The group also have some South American shows booked as well:

10/04 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Rock In Rio
10/12 Buenos Aires, ARG – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
10/15 Santiago, CHL – Estadio Nacional

Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Cover KISS & The Kinks With Fozzy On “Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea”

During the first ever “Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea”, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) joined Fozzy onstage to perform some covers of KISS’ “Cold Gin” and The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me.” You can see footage of that below:

[via Metal Injection]