FOZZY/STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward has posted the following message on his official web site:
"Musically, four songs [for the new STUCK MOJO album] are now finished and parts of two more are in the 'work in progress' stages. I've been giving Bonz [vocals] my roughed-out songs and he has been writing some lyrics. A couple of the verses that he has written are so good I got chill bumps when he rapped them for me over the phone. Look out folks, Bonz is on his game. As I have mentioned before, this is going to be a concept record and all of us in the band are participating on the story and concept. Lyrics are being contributed by Bonz, Brother Ed (honorary band member), Sean Delson and even new drummer Eric Sanders. The vibe in the MOJO camp is better than ever, so one can only hope that it translates in the writing and recording process. More to come on this as we start collaborating more on the upcoming U.K. tour.
"This past Saturday, I took a break from writing so that the wife and I could go downtown to see Bonz' DEAD GOSPEL band play. He told me the wrong time, so I only caught the last four songs, but what happened after the show was really amazing. I was standing backstage talking to Bonz when in walks Corey Lowery [bass; DARK NEW DAY, ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO] and his girlfriend. I haven't seen Corey in at least five years. For the next two hours we just chatted away. It brought back so many amazing memories and instantly reminded me of why I loved playing in a band with him. I could go on for hours about how cool it was to have the three of us in a room together after all these years. The best part of it was that, a minute or two after we started talking, we were right back to where we left off in 1998. Talking the same shit we did and acting like the brothers that we had become almost 10 years ago.
"During the 45-minute drive home I didn't speak much. Bonz, Corey, Bud and I shared a special moment in time together. It was moving to revisit some of those feelings that I had put aside for such a long time. It doesn't need to even be said that Sean is our bass player and Corey has his new band of brothers. But if schedules permit, Corey and I did discuss the possibility of some collaboration on the new MOJO record. To what extent, at this time, I have no idea. What I can tell you is that Corey is the real deal and I'll always be a fan."
Read the rest of Ward's posting, includign his report on the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, at DukeRocks.com.