Happenstance (Fozzy album)

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Studio album by Fozzy
Released July 30, 2002 (2002-07-30)[1]
Recorded Brannon Productions
Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Heavy metal
Length 48:07
Label Megaforce
Producer Rich Ward
Shawn Grove
Fozzy chronology
All That Remains

Happenstance is the second album by heavy metal band Fozzy. For the album, the band continue with their spoof that they had spent the last 20 years in Japan being megastars and once they returned to America, they realized that many famous artists have ripped off their songs. The album therefore features covers of songs by bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, W.A.S.P., Scorpions and Accept. However, the album also features five original songs by Fozzy.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The album had little commercial success as it went on to sell fewer copies than its predecessor. It managed to reach at number 34 on the Independent Albums charts.[3] Allmusic reviewer Bradley Torreano gave the album 3 out of 5 stars and praised the songs "To Kill a Stranger" and "Happenstance".[2]


  1. "To Kill a Stranger"
  2. "With the Fire"
  3. "Crucify Yourself"
  4. "Happenstance"

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rich Ward and Chris Jericho, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whitechapel 1888" Scott Banks 1:00
2. "To Kill a Stranger"   4:00
3. "Happenstance"   5:01
4. "Freewheel Burning" (Judas Priest cover) Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, K. K. Downing 4:48
5. "The Mob Rules" (Black Sabbath cover) Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi 3:19
6. "Big City Nights" (Scorpions cover) Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker 4:25
7. "Crucify Yourself"   4:30
8. "L.O.V.E. Machine" (W.A.S.P. cover) Blackie Lawless 4:11
9. "Balls to the Wall" (Accept cover) Peter Baltes, Udo Dirkschneider, Wolf Hoffmann, Stefan Kaufmann, Deaffy 5:46
10. "With the Fire" Ward, Jericho, Keith Watson 4:44
11. "Where Eagles Dare" (Iron Maiden cover) Steve Harris 6:19
Total length: 48:07


Chart (2002) Peak
US Independent Albums[4] 34




  1. ^ Amazon claims July 30, 2002 "Happenstance - Fozzy". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. , Recordhaven.net claims July 30, 2002 "FOZZY Happenstance". recordhaven.net. Retrieved 2012-06-11. , Jericho's 2011 book p.113 states June 22, 2002 for the release date.
  2. ^ a b Bradley Torreano (2002-07-30). "Happenstance - Fozzy | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Fozzy - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 


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