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!”

More Bands Added To Rescheduled “KISS Kruise X”

KISS have added some more bands to “Kiss Kruise X.” The cruise, which is now set to sail from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras on October 29 – November 3, 2021, will feature the following: KISS, Ratt, Queensrÿche, Bruce Kulick, Fozzy, Black ‘N Blue, Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts, Jared James Nichols, and Liliac.

Kuarantine (Fozzy, Etc.) Share Video For Cover Of KISS’ “No, No, No”

Kuarantine, the KISS tribute band featuring Chris Jericho (Fozzy), P.J. Farley (Trixter), Joe McGinness, and Kent Slucher, have premiered a new video for their cover of KISS’ “No, No, No.” You can check that out below. Jericho told Spin the following about the project:

“This is how you can form a band in the COVID era. You have four badasses singing and playing this era of rock and roll from one of the biggest bands in the world that no one ever focuses on this part of their career. It’s cool and organic. Had there been no COVID, this never would have taken place. And gives a little shot in the arm to a scene that’s a little bit stagnant because of what’s going on worldwide.”

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Launches KISS Covers Band Kuarantine

Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho has launched a KISS covers band called Kuarantine. The group, which also features bassist P.J. Farley (Trixter), guitarist Joe McGinness, and drummer Kent Slucher, will release their debut single, a cover of KISS’ “No, No, No”, on May 15.

[via Blabbermouth]

Fozzy Announce Rescheduled Dates For “Save The World” Tour

Fozzy have postponed their spring tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place this summer. Through Fire, Royal Bliss, Black Satellite (select dates), and Zero Theorem (select dates) will open.

Tour Dates:

07/10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation @ Intersection (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/12 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/13 Indianapolis, IL – Hi-Fi (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/16 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest (Fozzy only)
07/30 Harrison, OH – Blue Note (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/31 Flint, MI – Machine Shop (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/01 Sheboygan, WI – Brat Days (Fozzy only)
08/02 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/03 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/06 Ft. Madison, IA – Riverfest (Fozzy only)
08/07 Sioux Falls, SD – District (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/08 Minot, ND – Original (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/09 Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse (Fozzy only)
08/20 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon (feat. Black Satellite)
08/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s (feat. Black Satellite)
08/22 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester (feat. Black Satellite)
08/23 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works (feat. Black Satellite)
08/24 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (feat. Black Satellite)
08/27 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s (feat. Black Satellite)
08/28 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds (feat. Black Satellite)
08/29 Charlotte, NC – Underground (feat. Black Satellite)
09/03 Savannah, GA – Victory North (Fozzy only)
09/04 Tampa, FL – 98Rockfest (Fozzy only)
09/05 Orlando, FL – Earthday Birthday (Fozzy only)
09/18 Appomatax, VA – Blue Ridge Rockfest (Fozzy only)

Chris Jericho commented:

“In light of the pandemic that’s gripping the world’s attention, it’s time to make the right move and postpone the April/May leg of Save The World Tour for everyone’s safety and well being. However, we promise you, once the World is back on its axis and TRULY saved, Fozzy will be back to hold you in our loving arms and literally ROCK all your troubles away!! See everybody soon and in the meantime and between time, please stay healthy and safe. We will get through this together.”

Slipknot, Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2020 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rock Fest. The event will take place in Cadott, WI on July 16-18 and the daily lineups can be found below:

July 16: Disturbed, Staind, Theory Of A Deadman, HELLYEAH, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Kobra And The Lotus, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, and Contingency.

July 17: Slipknot, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fresh Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Color.

July 18: Limp Bizkit, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probably Cause, and FMDown.

It’s worth noting that Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy will also be performing at a pre-party for 3-day ticket holders on July 15.

Queensrÿche, Ratt, & Fozzy Set For “KISS Kruise X”

Queensrÿche, Ratt, and Fozzy will be joining KISS on the 10th annual “KISS Kruise.” The cruise, which will take place on October 30 – November 4, will sail from Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Hondurus before returning. More details can be found HERE.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Fozzy Announce Spring Tour With Through Fire & Royal Bliss

Fozzy have announced a spring headlining tour. Through Fire and Royal Bliss will open.

Tour Dates:

04/17 Tampa, FL – 98x Rockfest (Fozzy only)
04/18 Orlando, FL – WJJR Earthday Birthday (Fozzy only)
04/23 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds
04/24 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
04/25 Charlotte, NC – Underground
04/26 Nashville, TN – Basement East
04/27 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
04/30 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
05/02 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
05/03 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
05/04 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
05/07 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
05/08 Minneapolis, MN – Twin City Takeover (Fozzy only)
05/09 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove