Chris Jericho Shares AC/DC’s Lesson To Capitalize On An Album
Wrestling superstar and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho recently discussed how the band’s approach to releasing their latest album was influenced by AC/DC during a conversation with Cameron Buchholtz on Rock 100.5 The Katt’s radio program.
Fozzy announced the commencement of their eighth studio album, initially planned to be named ‘2020’ and slated for a 2020 release. However, by July 2020, Jericho stated that the album’s title was being reconsidered, and the release was rescheduled for 2021. Ultimately, the album, renamed ‘Boombox,’ hit the music scene on May 6, 2022.
Jericho’s recent statements imply a strategic move inspired by the release of AC/DC’s album ‘Power Up,’ which saw limited promotional activities. He noted that while AC/DC’s situation and Fozzy’s are inherently different, the band didn’t wish to release a potentially successful record without the ability to fully support it.
The singer said the following about the impact of AC/DC on their latest record:
“You look at some bands. They put out records, and they came and went with really nothing. I think of AC/DC’s ‘Power Up.’ They’ve yet to do a show. I know AC/DC is obviously a lot different than Fozzy, but we didn’t want to have this great record come out and not be able to capitalize on it.
So we did wait. We’re glad that we did because it was another huge hit for us. Another three top ten singles came out of it, and we’ve been able to tour on it properly, and we’ve been able to get the results from it that we wanted.”
Thus, according to Chris Jericho, the band’s decision to postpone the release of ‘Boombox’ was advantageous. It resulted in another significant success for the band, generating three top-ten singles and enabling a comprehensive tour.