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FOZZY/Voodoo Vegas, Dingwalls, London
17 July 2011
Jericho is a man of many talents. Everything he touches turns to gold.
Better known as the number one American wrestling champion, Jericho
thought he would have some fun a decade ago forming a heavy metal band
with former Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward.
pseudonym of Fozzy Osbourne, they were soon reliving the golden days of
eighties metal playing some of the very best covers ranging from the
Scorpions to the mighty Judas Priest.
Fozzy are an entirely different beast with the acclaimed 'Chasing The
Grail' freshly in the racks, the band have plenty to offer of their own
fine material. Tonight is the last date of a European tour on a hot
humid night at Londons legendary Dingwalls.
act Voodoo Vegas are a fine bunch indeed. The Bournemouth rockers
have certainly been winning some Fozzy friends on recent support slots
with the band judging by the audience reaction who took the young
rockers to their hearts from the opening number.
Lawrence Case, the band play some sleazy eighties inspired rock. Case
plays some great harmonica blues on 'The Ferry Song' a la Steve Tyler
and 'So Unkind' is a stomper of a number. The band are the real deal who
let their music do the the talking . The cries of ''Voodoo Vegas, Voodoo
Vegas'' at the end said all you need to know.
to an intro tape of Queen's 'We Will Rock You' Jericho owns the stage
like a king, with fans clamouring down the front to get near their hero.
Now with a full catalogue of their own music, Fozzy and co have a
neat future ahead of themselves once the wrestling titles get hung on
is heavy, tight and crisp and every track is a neck breaker. Jericho
sometimes has to stand back and smile as the adulation from the crowd
with chants of ''Fozzy Fozzy'' ring out throughout the gig. Only one
cover remains in the set these days, a corking cover of 'Eat The Rich'
formerly done by Krokus has now become one of their own.
More' and 'Enemy are bona fide metal classics up there wih the best of
them. For a band that I've only taken the time to listen to only a month
before tonight's show I was smacked down into submission. Fozzy have
plenty more bouts under their belts. Get in the ring muthafuckers
because Fozzy are a real knockout.
Set list : To Kill A Stranger / Martyr No More / Grail / Daze Of The
Weak / Wanderlust / Paraskavedatriaphobia (Friday The 13th) / Eat The
Rich / Feel The Burn / With The Fire / Pray For Blood / God Pounds His
Nails / Let The Madness Begin / Under Blackened Skies ....encore....