Chris Jericho Says Fozzy Might Release a New Song Every Few Months – ‘Just Concentrate on Doing Singles For Awhile’
In the last 22 years, Fozzy released eight studio albums, beginning with 2000's self-titled debut, leading up to last year's Boombox. There's no reason to think there aren't many more full-lengths on the horizon for the band Chris Jericho founded, but as of right now, he seems to have something else in mind.
"We worked three years on the Boombox record because we finished it up right before the pandemic," Jericho explained on Loudwire Nights Wednesday night (Oct. 25). "Then of course the lockdown comes and you're not really doing much and you don't want to release it when nobody can promote it properly. That took a long time to get going."
Jericho told host Chuck Armstrong that even though Boombox led to significant success for Fozzy — three singles cracked the Top 10 rock charts and three other songs became staples in their live show — it was disappointing that half the record's songs kind of disappeared.
"We thought, well, why would we want to do that again? Why don't we just concentrate on doing singles for awhile, just releasing one song every three to four months, keeping something in the chamber and something in the pipeline at all times."
Fozzy are embodying that model right now as they're celebrating the release of their latest stand-alone single, "Spotlight," a song that Jericho describes as having a little bit of an industrial style to it.
"I think it's going to be another very successful song for us," he admitted.
"We've really kind of honed in on what the Fozzy sound is and what our style is and who our fanbase is ... For our level of band to be bigger now than ever — and having seen so many other hot, young upstarts come and go in the meantime — it's gratifying for us."
What Else Did Chris Jericho Discuss on Loudwire Nights?
- How he and the Fozzy team put together their current Spotlight tour, featuring Seventh Day Slumber, The Nocturnal Affair and Magdalene Rose
- Why he never downplays what he's accomplished in the past, both as a rock star and as a professional wrestler
- What it was like playing Fozzy's biggest headlining show ever in London
Listen to the Full Interview in the Podcast Player Below
Chris Jericho joined Loudwire Nights on Wednesday, Oct. 25; the show replays online here, and you can tune in live every weeknight at 7PM ET or on the Loudwire app; you can also see if the show is available on your local radio station and listen to interviews on-demand. Stream "Spotlight" at this location and then check out Fozzy's full tour schedule.
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