Jeff Rouse, who has been filling in following the exit earlier this year of Fozzy bassist Paul DiLeo, has been named a permanent member of the band. Rouse has been part of Duff McKagan's Loaded for the past decade and is also the lead singer and guitarist for The Guessing Game.

Singer Chris Jericho says, "I'm very excited to welcome Jeff into the band. His attitude, energy, charisma and playing skills instantly make Fozzy a better band and we are looking forward to a long, prosperous and sexy relationship with him!"

"The first time I saw Jeff play with Duff McKagan's Loaded, it was immediately apparent that I was watching a special talent," says guitarist Rich Ward. "He's a pocket player with killer tone and amazing stage presence. One of the few total package musicians that I have ever known and it's an honor to call him a bandmate and more importantly, my brother."

Fozzy, who are currently on the road with Theory of a Deadman supporting their latest album 'Do You Wanna Start a War,' have announced a headlining run dubbed 'The Cinderblock Party Tour' with Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest that kicks off Nov. 20 in Flint, Mich.

"I'm stoked to have been asked to join Fozzy and to hit the road to support 'Do You Wanna Start A War!'" Rouse exclaims. "Can't wait to see everyone out there!"

2014 Fozzy, Texas Hippie Coalition + Shaman's Harvest Tour Dates

11/20 -- Flint, Mich. -- Machine Shop
11/21 -- Steger, Ill. -- Another Hole in the Wall
11/22 -- Minneapolis, Minn. -- Mill City Nights
11/24 -- St. Louis, Mo. -- Pop's
11/25 -- Rockford, Ill. -- District
11/26 -- Kenosha, Wis. -- Brat Stop
11/28 -- Joplin, Mo. -- Rock 3405
11/29 -- Lubbock, Texas -- Jake's Backroom
11/30 -- Dallas, Texas -- Trees
12/02 -- San Antonio, Texas -- 210 Kaponse Live
12/03 -- Houston, Texas -- Scout Bar
12/04 -- New Orleans, La.-- Parish @ House of Blues
12/05 -- Destin, Fla. -- Club LA
12/06 -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- Aqua in the Roc Bar Room
12/07 -- Cape Coral, Fla.-- Dixies Roadhouse
12/11 -- Lake Buena Vista, Fla. -- House of Blues
12/12 -- St. Petersburg, Fla. -- State Theater

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