Looks like there’s a new ‘supergroup’ in town as Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Nita’s boyfriend Josh Villalta, who also plays drums in her solo band and manages her career, have formed THE WHEELBLOCKS. And as it turns out, the band’s first recording is a cover of the IRON MAIDEN classic “Aces High” which is gonna make its online debut on Thursday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Chris Jericho was asked in a recent interview if it was true that Alice Cooper himself is involved with THE WHEELBLOCKS, to which he responded: “Well, that’s not quite true. It’s kind of still under wraps. But it’s another supergroup. If [Jericho’s other side project] KUARANTINE is the worst supergroup ever, I’d have to say THE WHEELBLOCKS is a lot more star power in that one. And Alice Cooper is not involved, but a prominent member of his band is involved. It’s probably the second most recognizable person from that band, if you’ve seen Alice Cooper live over the last three or four years.”
Hey hold on “KUARANTINE” you say? Who is this band and why haven’t you heard of them you ask? KUARANTINE is a band which features Jericho on vocals (of course) and performs cover versions of songs from the non-makeup era of KISS. KRAZY right? Also that band has released two singles, “Heart Of Chrome” and “No No No”, via Madison Records with distribution by The Orchard. Jericho is joined in KUARANTINE by drummer Kent Slucher (LUKE BRYAN), guitarist Joe McGinness (KLASSIK ’78) and bassist PJ Farley (TRIXTER).
Nonetheless, here’s a small sample of THE WHEELBLOCKS bangin’ out “Aces High”.
Quarantine jam?? Don’t mind if we do ✈️
Get ready to fly with me, @IAmJericho, @DemmelitionMH, Johnny Christ, and my @thejoshv! Aces High cover and video premiere Thursday 8/6 on @loudwire pic.twitter.com/aIj3KZ3glE
— Nita Strauss (@hurricanenita) August 3, 2020