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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  • robert davenport on

    First I hate quarantine videos , if you have no symptoms you can be in the same room , they are just not in the same part of the country – second what’s the point of covering this song ? No chance to play it or sing it any better –

  • robert davenport on

    Ok , I watched 51 seconds of the video…. complete waste of time, not even close to the quality of the original

  • T on

    How is Mike Portnoy not in this band. He’s the default drummer for supergroups. Joking aside, a seriously good drummer though.

  • RobT on

    Not a fan of these quarantine projects but still this was pretty good. Jericho does a credible job with the vocal but I think his voice sounds too sharp pitched. Everything else sounds good and I’ll admit the only real reason I watched it was for Nita Strauss. She was one of the best parts of an Alice Cooper show I had seen a couple years ago.

  • MikeyMan on

    We sure toss around the term “Supergroup” way too much!

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