In a recent interview with Rock Rebel Magazine, Fozzy’s Chris Jericho mentioned how their music video for “Judas” was their cheapest video to make and only took 8 minutes to film. The frontman also explained the idea behind the video and how popular it has become.
“We had an idea from a video years ago, a Guns N’ Roses video called ‘Garden Of Eden’. And it was just the one camera straight and then one take. And that’s what we did. We figured, let’s make an updated version with more action and things that you don’t notice behind the scenes that you have to watch a few times to really check in the background. So this video that took us eight minutes to film, because we filmed it at half speed, so when you play it back at normal speed, it looks very weird… It took us eight minutes to film and [it was] probably the cheapest video we’ve ever recorded and it’s now over… it’s almost at 11 million views now. Every month it gains another million views; it won’t stop. And it’s incredible, ’cause it was the quickest and the cheapest video and by far the most popular. I think it’s the reason why ‘Judas’, the song, is so popular, because even when you come to a country like Italy, maybe there isn’t a lot of rock and roll radio, but everybody watches YouTube. I saw last night, in France, they have the lyrics transposed in French in captions, so in different countries they have the lyrics translated for them, but it still all counts toward the same YouTube number, so it’s just grown completely out of control. Which, to us, we never expected it, but I can’t say I’m surprised, because it’s been a long time of us getting very close, and then this time, we finally get to the prize. We win the World Cup with this one.”
Check out the video below:
Judas was released back in October through Century Media. If you haven’t already, pick up your copy here.