Lights Go Out

Album: Do You Wanna Start A War? (2014)
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  • The first single from Do You Wanna Start A War?, this was released on April 29, 2014 across all digital platforms. Asked by Idaho radio station 100.3 The X Rocks about Fozzy's musical approach on the album, singer and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho replied: "We wanted to do something a little different. We love, obviously, Avenged Sevenfold or Five Finger Death Punch, we love Iron Maiden, we love Ozzy. But we also love Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and Queen and U2 and The Beatles, bands that would always broaden their horizons, but still sound… the core of the band's sound was still there, but they would different things."

    "And when we were listening to a lot of songs on rock radio, we felt that they fit a certain pattern," he continued. "We wanted to do something that was different from that, and that's what 'Lights Go Out' kind of came from that mindset. So it is a different type of tune, but we wanted to do that and shake things up and take a chance."

    "You know, when you do something like that, sometimes your hardcore fans will go, 'Well, this isn't what we've heard before,' but they'll eventually like it," Jericho added. "And you do this to appeal to new fans, and that's what we're getting from 'Lights Go Out', who'd never heard Fozzy before, who'd never listened to Fozzy. 'Man, you guys rock! This song is amazing!' That's what you want."

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