DREAM THEATER Drummer Performs With FOZZY In New York; Video Available

This past Wednesday (April 28), WWE superstar Chris Jericho and his band FOZZY (featuring members of STUCK MOJO) made their first New York City appearance in five years at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. According to Metal Asylum, looking around the venue was like a who's-who in metal as former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna, current ANTHRAX members Frank Bello and Charlie Benante were in attendance, as well as, according to Jericho, Ron Keel from the band KEEL. HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott brought out a tray with shots to the FOZZY guys halfway through their set and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy jumped behind the drum kit for the final number of the evening, which was a blazing cover of JUDAS PRIEST's "Freewheel Burning".

The set list for the evening was as follows:

01. Under Blackened Skies
02. Martyr No More
03. Crucify Yourself
04. Eat the Rich (KROKUS cover)
05. Wanderlust
06. Daze of the Week
07. God Pounds His Nails
08. Let the Madness Begin
09. Feel the Burn
10. Enemy
11. Paraskavedekatriaphobia (Friday the 13th)


12. To Kill a Stranger
13. Freewheel Burning (JUDAS PRIEST cover) (w/ Mike Portnoy on drums)

Check out a review of the show from Elliot Levin of the New York Hard Rock Music Examiner.

FOZZY's new album, "Chasing The Grail", sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"Chasing the Grail" was released on January 26 via Australia's Riot! Entertainment.

(Thanks: NJthrasher)


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