Chris Jericho Confirms He Sounds Like Ozzy Osbourne
Fozzy vocalist Chris Jericho affirmed that he sounds like Ozzy Osbourne in the new album during a recent conversation with PopCulture when the interviewer mentioned the resemblance.
Before gaining recognition for their original material, Fozzy started its music career as a cover band entitled ‘Fozzy Osbourne‘ in the late 90s. The group debuted with the self-titled album in October 2000, including covers from notable acts such as Dio, Twisted Sister, and Mötley Crüe. However, the band did not succeed in a considerable commercial reputation with this album.
The third studio album, named ‘All That Remains,’ gained achievement in which all songs were original instead of covers. After the album became successful, the band hit the road for its promotion and received many positive reviews. Fozzy’s most recent work is ‘Boombox,‘ including twelve tracks released on May 6, 2022. The band also announced the upcoming ‘Save the World’ tour dates to begin this September.
In a recent conversation, Chris Jericho expressed his excitement to release the new album, which they worked on for over two years. When the interviewer mentioned that Jericho sounded like Ozzy Osbourne unintentionally in the album, the rocker stated that the reason was that his vocal range was high-ended like Ozzy’s. Jericho explained that he purposefully sang like Osbourne in their old Black Sabbath cover of ‘Fairies Wear Boots.’ However, his aim was not this in the new album. According to the vocalist, resembling a fantastic musician like Ozzy Osbourne is excellent.
Chris Jericho explained when the interviewer said he sounded like Ozzy Osbourne unintentionally:
“I’ve always had that in me. It’s not trying to sound like Ozzy, just that my vocal range that really high-end. So, there’s always been elements of it. As a matter of fact, on the ‘Sin and Bones’ record, I said, ‘Let’s just f*cking record a Sabbath song. Let me try and sound like Ozzy.’
We did ‘Fairies Wear Boots.’ If you listen to it, it’s like, ‘Okay, now that’s Ozzy.’ So, we’ve always had some of those elements; you’re right. There are a couple of songs, ‘Nowhere To Run,’ even when we play, we play it live every night. ‘Nowhere to run, nowhere to run.’ I feel like this is the Ozzy part.”
“One of the reasons for that is when Rich Ward writes a melody line or Johnny Andrews, our producer who co-writes all the songs with us; they know what my wheelhouse is. They know that there’s that high-end, I guess you’d say Ozzy-esque style to it.
Some people sound like Steve Perry; some people sound like Bruce Dickinson; some people sound like McCartney; I sound like Ozzy. That’s my wheelhouse, and you’re not trying to write songs that sound like Ozzy, but there are definitely parts that have that vibe into it even I can feel it, and I know it, which is cool.”
You can watch the entire conversation and listen to Fozzy’s ‘Boombox’ below.