Supergroup The Wheelblocks featuring Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex Machinehead), Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), and Josh V (Three 6 Mafia) release a cover track, Iron Maiden’s Aces High, today through The Orchard/Madison Records. Watch the music video, featuring footage of each band member in quarantine, below. Then, go stream and purchase the track here
“Once again in the middle of a pandemic, I had the honor of getting together with some amazing musicians to play a cover of one of my favorite band’s best songs!”  exclaims The Wheelblocks singer Chris Jericho. “Aces High is not only one of the hardest vocals I’ve ever had the pleasure of singing in a studio, they were even harder to record while I was flying a fighter plane.  As a result, I think the power (slave) of this song fits perfectly into the hard rock world of today and I’m excited to see Aces High fly as high up the charts as the protagonist of the song itself!   So head up the runway, let off a shot burst and up The Wheelblocks!”
Along with Jericho, The Wheel Blocks are heavily loaded with talent, attitude, and swagger.  Nita Strauss, frequently on the covers of world wide print magazines, has had a successful solo career and is the current touring guitarist for Alice Cooper.   Phil Demmel rose to fame playing lead guitar in Machine Head between 2002 and 2018, making him their longest running member in that position. Johnny Christ is bass player and fan favorite for powerhouse metal band Avenged Sevenfold.   Rounding out the line up is Josh V, touring drummer for Three 6 Mafia. 
Chris Jericho has established himself as a multi-faceted talent with tens of millions of fans worldwide.  Jericho is the lead singer of the internationally successful rock band Fozzy, which will be releasing their eighth full-length album coming Spring 2021.  The pop culture icon is also one of the most recognized pro wrestlers, having built a world-renowned wrestling career, first with World Wrestling Entertainment and now with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).  Additionally, Jericho is the host of the widely popular Talk Is Jericho podcast, as well as The Rock Of Jericho weekly radio show on SiriusXM Octane.  He is also a four-time New York Times best-selling author, actor, and runs the entertainment news site Web Is Jericho

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13 Responses

  1. I like Fozzy and Nita Straus, but the video was bit cheesy. And all the Bass player was doing was walking around his house drinking. All I can say is, I wish to God, this ends and everybody gets their head out of their butt and take things seriously and be responsible

    Now I’m gonna sit back and enjoy my twin daughters birthday Drinking Corona and listening to Heaven and Hell and Bizzard of Oz back to back on repeat on my Cd Player that I still have from the 80s and works.

    1. Charles,

      I wish you fellow Leo daughters a happy birthday. Eddie’s birthday is also today 8/8. Mine is coming up on 8/22 (also Eddie’s son’s b-day).

      Also, I am not surprised your CD player from the 80s still works, everything from the 80s was better. 🙂

      D 🙂

    2. Happy birthday to the hardest “Working Man” in the music business – Eddie Trunk! Somebody has to keep “The Spirit Of Radio” alive! 🙂

  2. My daughters thank you for the birthday wishes. My birthday coming up on Aug 13th, 56 years were did the time go?

    Also, had a Sony Walkman with radio that worked up till a few years ago. Cassette tape players usually go bad, but this one, I was surprised, it lasted.

  3. Mikey,
    I wholeheartedly agree- here is a real super group
    Michael schenker guitar
    Glen Hughes bass vocals
    Deen castronovo drums vocals
    Derek Sherinian keyboards

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