CHRIS JERICHO INTERVIEW
Fozzy released their first self-titled debut album in 2000, and have been on a roll since. Fozzy current line up consists of Chris Jerich - Vocals, Rich Ward - Guitar/Vocals, Frank Fontsere - Drums, Billy Grey - Guitar and Paul Di Leo - Bass.
In 2012 "Sin & Bones", featured the single “Sandpaper”, this song put fozzy on the international road to sucess. Sin & Bones reached #143 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. In 2014 Fozzy released their album "Do You Wanna Start A War" which was produced by Rich Ward. This album was released in summer and consisted of twelve tracks, including the hit singles “Lights Go Out”, and the ABBAS hit, “SOS”. The song "lights go out" became the theme song for that year’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view, and blared in sports arenas across the country.
Fozzy has their sights set on their new album "Judas", which has hit #1 on the ITunes Metal Chart and #5 on the ITunes Rock Chart which has brought even more success to the band.
Twinmusix got to interview "Chris Jericho" about his upcoming tour and more.
TM- What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
CJ - We have had a great relationship with Australia for years!. You can expect our shows to be very energetic and exciting. We are really excited to come back to Australia and it is going to be a fun night of Rock and Roll.
TM- How did you come up with your setlist for your tour?
CJ- We will be playing songs from all our albums Sins and Bones, Do You Want To Start A War and Judas.
TM- How are ferns responding to your new video "Burn Me Out"?
CJ- I think fans are really enjoying it, whenever we play it live we have people come up on stage and dance along.
TM- How did you come up with your album cover for Judas?
CJ- We went to the record company and told them what we wanted and we worked with them to get it right. It is the theme of Judas betrayal but betraying himself. When I saw theimage i knew it was perfect.
TM- How was playing Waken Open Air the other day?
CJ- Playing Wacken Open Air was great it's one of the best festivals in the world the crowd is sweet and nuts and raising their hands in unison. It was one of those days where it is still down as one of the best days on that tour.
TM- Thats awesome!! I haven't been to Wacken yet and i can't wait to go!! I love Hellfest though and i can't wait to go back!
CJ- I would love to play Hellfest, hopefully we play it next year! We would love to be on the lineup.
TM- What's your favourite tour memory?
CJ- Playing at Soundwave with Metallica Anthrax and Slayer was a great memory. It was awesome travelling and working together and seeing how Metallica does things. We were all in Brisbane and the night before Metallica had a party for all the bands that were on tour, everyone thought there was no way Metallica was going to be there but then we got off the bus James Hetfield was their greeting everyone.
TM- If you could have any band play one of your songs which band would it be which song and in your style or theirs?
CJ- Metallica playing Judas,i would love to see the style they write it in.
TM- What prompted you to start a pod cast?
CJ- I'm curious about talking to people and it's fun the trick about having a great podcast is not having a list of questions in front of you just having a conversationIletting it go were it needs to go.
TM- Who was your favourite person you have interviewed on your pod cast?
CJ- My biggest goal was to have Paul Stanley fromkiss andhes been on about three times, Tony Iommi, Lars Ulrich and slash alot of comedians so many great people.
TM- What gave you the idea to start a Rock and Wrestling Cruise as this is your first year for it?
CJ- It was very easy, we went on the Kiss Kruise a few years ago and thought we could do a cruise and 3 years later, we achieved our goal and we are really excited. We are getting ready to sail in 3 months and it is almost sold out. We have sold tickets on an international scale andi think 50 Australians have bought tickets.
We will probably run the cruise again next year, we just need to figure out the route the cruise will go, it should leave from the same place.
TM- That's awesome man, I wish I could of come this year! Hopefully I can come over next year!
TM- You did a cover of ABBA song SOS would you consider doing any other covers?
CJ- It is part of our DNA, we will always play covers and it's normally something that people won't expect. We sometimes play covers for our VIP meet and greets and people don't expect that.
TM- If you had to choose one song title as a Biography title for your band what would it be?
CJ- "Do You want to start a war" as it is a very cool statement and it is a very godly war cry not in a negative way though, start a war together start a movement, let's make good things happen.
TM- Is there Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
CJ- We are really excited to come back to Australia, we love coming there and the fact that took us five years to get back there is Criminal. You are in for a great night of rock and roll and we can't wait to party.