By Brandon “B-Mac” McCarthy
Chris Jericho is the king of both the wrestling ring and the metal stage. The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla has been a huge metal head all his life, but that was never enough for him. Just as he was about to embark on his historic WWE career, Y2J goes and starts his own heavy metal band, Fozzy. Once they were known for doing cover songs that fans thought were pretty awesome, but Fozzy has now emerged as one of the top acts in the metal world, sharing the stage legends like the Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rob Zombie. After 7 albums under their belts, including 2017’s smash hit Judas, they are hitting the road this fall with a band that needs no introduction, Iron Maiden!
One of the stops that Fozzy and Iron Maiden will be coming to is the newly built soccer stadium in Los Angeles, the Banc of California Stadium on Saturday, September 14th. This grand puma of a stadium is the first open-air stadium built in L.A. since 1962, and it is the home of Major League Soccer team, the Los Angeles FC. It will seat over 22,000 screaming metalheads, so loyal followers of Maiden and Fozzy are sure to cram into this stadium for a night of ear-splitting rock ‘n’ roll. Fozzy has toured the world and played on big stages, so performing at the Banc of California Stadium should be a cake walk for them. For them to play with a group that helped give birth to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the 1980s is not only an honor, it is a goddamn privilege. If I know Jericho from watching him on Raw and Smackdown as well as speaking to him in person, he and his merry bandits (lead guitarist Rich “The Duke” Ward, drummer Frank “Bud” Fontsere, rhythm guitarist Billy Grey, and bassist Randy Drake) will break the walls down!!!
Between rocking out with the fans and being the menacing freak on AEW (All Elite Wrestling), Jericho is definitely a Lionheart as well as the King of the World. So, on September 14th, ink it in man, and get your asses down to the Banc of California Stadium for a metal revolution. Or should I say, Jericholution!!! Remember, if you Uncivil Revolters in Los Angeles do not show up…THEN YOU MADE THE LIST!!!! To Fozzy and Iron Maiden, I salute you, and will see you this fall. Horns up!!!
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