FOZZY singer Chris Jericho has joined forces with TRIXTER bassist P.J. Farley (TRIXTER), guitarist Joe McGinness and drummer Kent Slucher to form a 1980s KISS cover band called KUARANTINE. The band's debut video, for the song "No, No, No", which originally appeared on KISS's 1987 album "Crazy Nights", can be seen below.
Jericho said in a statement: "When Kent & Joe approached me to sing on a few 80s KISS songs, I jumped at the chance, as it's my favorite era of my favorite band. Once we brought in PJ, not only did we have a world-class band with years of touring experience, we also had four guys with one common bond: to stay creative and to do something special for all music fans during this pandemic. 'No, No, No' is the perfect debut release for KUARANTINE, as not only is it a crushing, FUN rock n roll tune, but it's guaranteed to satisfy and put a smile on your face...whether you want one or not!"
In addition to his world-renowned wrestling career, first with World Wrestling Entertainment and now with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Jericho is the lead singer of the internationally successful rock band FOZZY, which will release its new album this fall. The group's eighth full-length will feature the band's latest single, "Nowhere To Run", their third Top 10 hit on Active Rock Radio. The pop culture icon is also the host of "The Rock Of Jericho" weekly radio show on SiriusXM Octane and the widely popular "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, an Official Honoree at this year's Webby Awards, as well as a four-time New York Times best-selling author and actor. For the past two decades, Chris Jericho has established himself as a multi-faceted talent with tens of millions of fans worldwide.
To connect with all those fans who are quarantined and staying safe at home during the pandemic, Jericho recently launched "Saturday Night Special". Every Saturday night, Chris has been going live on his Facebook and YouTube to chat with over 150,000 fans each week and answer questions, tell stories and even sing songs. The shows have also featured chats with special guests including Kevin Smith, FOZZY and Hurricane Helms. This Saturday, May 16 starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, tune in to watch Chris and his KUARANTINE bandmates Kent, Joe and P.J., along with special guest Bruce Kulick, former KISS guitarist, discuss their new project.
For KUARANTINE, Jericho has surrounded himself with a group of top-notch touring musicians. Kent Slucher has been the powerhouse behind the kit at Luke Bryan's shows for the past 12 years, from small clubs to headlining stadiums and amphitheaters. Joe McGinness is a rising country singer/guitarist, who has shared the stage with artists such as OLD DOMINION, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and GRANGER SMITH, and is also a member of KLASSIK '78, a digital tribute to '70s KISS. Bassist P.J. Farley rose to fame in the New Jersey-based gold-selling rock band TRIXTER, which toured with KISS, POISON, SCORPIONS and more in the '90s and has released two albums since reuniting in 2008.
KUARANTINE has emerged to entertain listeners with their versions of KISS rarities and some good ol' fashioned rock music during these unparalleled times. Look for more from KUARANTINE to follow soon.