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PAUL STANLEY Weighs In On NFL Players Taking A Knee

Paul Stanley has commented on the NFL players' protest of racial injustice in the wake of the backlash from President Donald Trump. The KISS frontman discussed the athletes kneeling in protest during the national anthem while speaking to the Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS earlier today (Thursday, February 22). Asked for his opinion on ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says Next SWEET & LYNCH Album Will Be A Conceptual Effort

During a recent interview with SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk, George Lynch talked about his plans for the upcoming third album from SWEET & LYNCH, his collaboration with guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER. "Michael is a Christian, and I'm of a different persuasion, and when we do records together, we always have those discussions," the legendary axeman ...

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Listen To STRYPER's Heavy New Song 'Take It To The Cross'

The visualizer video for the song "Take It To The Cross" from STRYPER can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "God Damn Evil", which will be released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is STRYPER's most powerful album to date, doubling down ...

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MR. BIG Drummer PAT TORPEY Dies At 64

Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan said: "Pat Torpey has been my closest friend in music for ...

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STRYPER's OZ FOX On TIM GAINES's Exit: 'I'm Really Bummed Out That It Ended Up The Way It Did'

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox was interviewed on the newly launched "The Liquid Conversations" podcast hosted by Aaron Nordstrom of GEMINI SYNDROME and Boston radio veteran Shawn SixX. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABERMOUTH.NET). On whether STRYPER's Christian faith and believing in ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Finds 'Ridiculous, Cliché Comments' On BLABBERMOUTH.NET 'Sad' And 'Pathetic'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed by "Totally Driven Radio", the weekly radio podcast hosted by Bay Ragni, Nick Wilkinson and Jimmy Jannetty. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if the drama surrounding bassist Tim Gaines's recent departure from STRYPER affected other aspects of his life outside the band, Sweet said: ...

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STRYPER Is Almost Done Recording New Album

STRYPER finished recording all the basic tracks for its new album (everything except lead vocals and lead guitar solos) a few days ago. According to frontman Michael Sweet, "it went much faster than expected and it sounds absolutely killer! We were all just having fun making music again with a new spirit and attitude. It ...

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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Retribution' Video Released

The official video for the song "Retribution" from Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is the title cut of his new album, which was released on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Co-written and produced together with Jeff Scott Soto alumni Howie Simon, "Retribution" is Jeff's sixth proper solo studio album in ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Says STRYPER Originally Wanted LYNCH MOB's SEAN MCNABB As TIM GAINES's Replacement

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet spoke to ListenIowa about the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson. Perry joined the band as the replacement for STRYPER's longtime bassist Tim Gaines, who was fired from the group earlier this year. Regarding how STRYPER hooked up with Richardson, Michael said: "Our co-manager mentioned [Perry]. We ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Walk' Video

"Walk", the new video from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be seen below. The song is taken from SWEET & LYNCH's sophomore ...

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STRYPER Recruits FIREHOUSE Bassist PERRY RICHARDSON

Veteran rockers STRYPER have recruited FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson. He joins the band as the replacement for STRYPER's longtime bassist Tim Gaines, who was fired from the group earlier this year. "The first time I met the guys in STRYPER was in 1985, when my first band, MAXX WARRIOR opened for them in Charlotte, North ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Feels Like Forever' Video Released

The official video for the song "Feels Like Forever" from Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is taken from his new album, "Retribution", which will be released on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Says Jeff: "Here it is, finally — one of the two clips we created for 'Retribution'. This one ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Fifth EPK For 'Unified' Album

The fifth EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Third EPK For 'Unified' Album

The third EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Second EPK For 'Unified' Album

The second EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'STRYPER Sucks'

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed Christian rockers STRYPER, saying that their music "sucks." The feud beween the former SKID ROW singer and STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet began in November 2016 when Sweet shared a video on Facebook of 16-year-old emerging artist Moriah Formica perfoming the SKID ROW track "I Remember You", along with the ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: EPK For 'Unified' Album

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will be ...

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