FOZZY have released the official music video for their new single, “I Still Burn” which comes off their upcoming album, “Boombox”, arriving May 6.
FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho comments: “‘I Still Burn’ is the story of the dreams, the passion and the fire that lie within all of us to be the absolute best we can be…and to do WHATEVER it takes to achieve the goals that make our dreams come true! The sacrifices, the losses, and the triumphs that we have all experienced make up the lyrical DNA of this song. #IStillBurn is FOZZY’s mission statement, our life’s work and our destiny…and we are so proud to share this message of victory with our FOZZY family!! Plus, Rich’s [Ward] guitar solo fuckin rules!!!”
Ward adds: “My entire career has been about pushing to the summit of the climb, never satisfied with boiling water with the Sherpas at Base Camp 2. I’ve been touring and making records for three decades, and I remain as passionate as ever. ‘I Still Burn’ is the story of the fire that fuels that passion. This is our story!”
The newest single in FOZZY’s arsenal is in good company. The band has recorded five consecutive Top 20 singles, but fans across the world know that the benchmark was set high with FOZZY’s 2017 breakout hit “Judas”. Reaching the Top 5 on the U.S. rock chart and boasting 55 million views on YouTube for the music video, the song has now achieved its biggest milestone yet — gold certification by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for accumulating 500,000 certified units.
Addressing the news of “Judas” going gold, Jericho said: “Being awarded a gold record has been a dream of mine ever since I started listening to THE BEATLES at nine years old and saw a picture of them getting an award for ‘Beatles VI’. Then as I grew older and heard Ozzy [Osbourne] talk about his ‘gold discs’ and seeing the walls of Rudolf Schenker’s house plastered with framed SCORPIONS awards, I set my goals on someday getting one of my own. And for ‘Judas’ to have sold 500,000 units in this day and age completely blows my mind as a fan and a musician, and also makes me realize how far FOZZY has come and how far we are going to go!! Thanks to all of you for making this dream come true for me and the guys. I can’t wait to hang my award on my wall… just like Rudolf.”
According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio streams.