In a recent interview with Dino from 102.1 KFMA, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho spoke about the band's reputation as a strong live act. "We really have it down as far as what our show is," he said (see video below). "The band is tight. It's a fun show. It's a lot of energy, it's a lot of crowd participation, it's a lot of smiling. We have a good time, and we want people to have a good time too. Plus now, we have all these songs that people know from hearing them on the radio, and 'Judas' is at 35 million views on YouTube and all this sort of thing. So, we don't take ourselves seriously — we take the music very seriously, we take the show seriously — but there will be a few jokes. We have a good time. And I think that's why we've been doing so well. Our reputation precedes us. I think that's why IRON MAIDEN calls us, or NICKELBACK calls us, or SHINEDOWN calls us, because they know 'we need a band that's gonna get the crowd into it.' For our own headlining shows, you're preaching to the choir, but it's a pretty loud and nasty choir."
FOZZY's latest single, "Nowhere To Run", was released in August. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2017's "Judas" album, tentatively due in the spring of 2020 via RED Music.
The "Judas" title track has 32 million YouTube views, was No. 1 on iTunes charts in eight different countries and spent nine weeks in the top ten on the Active Rock Charts in the USA.
FOZZY's next album is once again being produced by Johnny Andrews, who worked on "Judas" and previously co-wrote FOZZY's "Lights Go Out" track back in 2014. He has also written songs with the likes of ALL THAT REMAINS, THREE DAYS GRACE and HALESTORM.
FOZZY recently signed a major deal with Sony Music and Jericho told Loudwire that he is open to releasing music in any way that the label suggests. He said: "Maybe we just do nine singles and don't do a full album. We're excited to do a record if they want us to, or if they want us to release singles like they do in the Top 40 world, that's fine too. All that matters is that people hear your music and get a chance to see you live."