FOZZY’S Delson Goes Out – DiLeo Comes In has reported that  bassist Sean Delson has left Fozzy after eight years of touring and three records, by mutual decision.

“Ever since the success of Chasing The Grail and the subsequent world tours that followed, it became apparent that Sean’s mindset and goals for Fozzy were different from ours,” says frontman Chris Jericho. “So we decided it would be best to make a change now rather than later and he agreed. But we love Sean as a brother and a player and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Fozzy has also announced the addition of Paul DiLeo as their new bassist, effective immediately. Paul has played with Billy Joel and Joe Lynn Turner and currently plays with Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward in Adrenaline Mob.

“Paul DiLeo is a greasy groovin’, power-pocket, monster-tone producing, master showman of the highest caliber,” says Ward. “Together onstage over the last few months we have become the Wonder Twins of metal and I know he’s gonna blow our fan’s minds!!”

Chris continues, “I’m excited and honored to have such a talented player and performer like Paul in Fozzy! I’m convinced he’s a big piece of the puzzle who’s going to help us continue to rise to the next level worldwide.”

DiLeo plans to join the band at the end of September when they headline the second stage of Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar in Calgary, Edmonton, Canada and Seattle, Washington and on the The Madness Returns European tour in November.

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