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CHRIS JERICHO Doesn’t Mind OZZY OSBOURNE Vocal Comparisons: He’s ‘One Of The Greatest Rock And Roll Singers Of All Time’

In a brand new interview with PopCulture, FOZZY‘s Chris Jericho was requested concerning the similarities between his singing voice and that of legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne. He responded (as transcribed by Phoosi): “I’ve all the time had that in me. It is not making an attempt to sound like Ozzy; that is my vocal vary — that basically high-end… So there’s all the time been components of it. As a matter of truth, on [2012’s] ‘Sin And Bones’ file, I mentioned, ‘Let’s simply fucking file a [BLACK] SABBATH music. Let me try to sound like Ozzy.’ And we did ‘Fairies Put on Boots’. And if you happen to take heed to it, it is, like, ‘Okay, now that is Ozzy.’ So we have all the time had a few of these components.

“However you are proper — there’s a few songs… I imply, ‘Nowhere To Run’, even after we play it, we play it reside each evening [sings song’s chorus] — that one, singing it, I really feel like, ‘Oh, that is the Ozzy half,'” Chris added. “And I believe one of many causes for that’s when [guitarist] Wealthy Ward writes the melody line, or Johnny Andrews, our producer, who co-writes all of the songs with us, they know what my wheelhouse is, and so they know that there is that high-end, I assume you’d say ‘Ozzy-esque’ fashion to it. Some individuals sound like Steve Perry; some individuals sound like Bruce Dickinson; some individuals sound like [Paul] McCartney — I sound like Ozzy. In order that’s sort of my wheelhouse. And [we’re] not making an attempt to jot down songs that sound like Ozzy, however there are particular elements which have that vibe to it, and even I can really feel it and I do know it. Which is cool — it is enjoyable to know that if you happen to’re gonna be in comparison with any individual… Pay attention, individuals overlook — Ozzy‘s one of many biggest rock and roll singers of all time, so I am going to take that comparability any day of the week, man.”

Earlier this week, FOZZY introduced a fall leg of its headlining “Save The World” tour supporting its new studio album, “Boombox”. The 20-date trek, that includes particular company NO RESOLVE and GFM, will kick off September 8 in Columbus, Ohio and journey all through the U.S. and Canada, stopping in such cities as Louisville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Richmond, Baltimore, Montreal, Toronto, and Philadelphia, earlier than wrapping October 10 in Virginia Seashore.

Simply launched Could 6 by way of Century Media/Sony, “Boombox”, the band’s eighth full-length studio album and follow-up to FOZZY‘s large 2017 album “Judas”, entered the Neilsen Present Exhausting Music Albums chart at No. 5 and the Present Rock Albums and Present Digital Albums charts at No. 19 and has already amassed practically 14 million complete streams. “Boombox” options FOZZY‘s anthemic single “I Nonetheless Burn”, their latest Prime 20 hit at Mainstream Rock radio. The official music video for “I Nonetheless Burn” additionally not too long ago eclipsed 1 million views. The 12-track assortment, produced by Johnny Andrews, additionally options the Prime 10 singles “Nowhere To Run” and “Sane”.

In November 2020, FOZZY appeared in its first world reside streaming occasion from Madison Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

This previous January, FOZZY parted methods with longtime drummer Frank Fontsere and changed him with Grant Brooks (THROUGH FIRE).

Fontsere was a founding member of FOZZY, having shaped the group in 1999 with Jericho and Ward.

When FOZZY introduced Fontsere‘s departure, the band mentioned that he was “stepping all the way down to concentrate on his household and different tasks.”

FOZZY is Chris Jericho (vocals),Wealthy Ward (guitars, vocals),Grant Brooks (drums),Billy Gray (guitars) and P.J. Farley (bass).

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