Michael Sweet

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    May 21, 2012

    Friday Night: Stryper At House Of Blues

    Stryper House of Blues May 18, 2012 A dedicated legion of Stryper fans cheered on Friday night to bang their heads to the bands greatest hits along with a few excellent covers. Stryper came out in full yellow-and-black attire while lead singer and guitarist Michael Sweet crooned a version of "Bat ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Stryper's Michael Sweet: "We Stick To Our Guns"

    See more with Michael Sweet in this week's issue of the Houston Press. In the 1980s, contemporary Christian music was on the cusp of accepting a nice little jolt of electricity for headbangers everywhere. That jolt of electricity, my friends, was Stryper. They burst onto the scene and have since p ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Stryper: Christian-Metal Kings

    Michael Sweet explains what Stryper learned from Judas Priest and Van Halen.

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    May 17, 2012
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    March 11, 2011

    Stryper's Michael Sweet: "God Formed This Band"

    Photos by GroovehouseStryper at House of Blues, December 2009​Stryper, the world's coolest and heaviest '80s Christian heavy metal band of the '80s, comes to Scout Bar Monday night, touring behind last month's covers LP, The Covering. It's an appropriately shiny and heavy disc of covers from a ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    December 22, 2009

    Aftermath: Stryper Shout At The Devil at the House of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​This year, Aftermath has seen all strains of metal: From Slipknot and Mastodon's metallic beatdowns at Verizon Wireless Theater, to The Sword's kindly menacing sludge jams at the inaugural Summerfest, to the force of power that is Motorhead at ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    What Would Jesus Jam? Christian Bands Who Found Secular Success

    ​Save for a few modern screamo bands like Underoath and the rap-rocking P.O.D., few Christian rock bands have had has as much an impact in mainstream secular music than the Bible-flinging Stryper. In the mid to late '80s the band was the premier Holy Ghost-filled metal band during a time when most ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    November 6, 2007

    Three Revolutionaries: Prince, Radiohead and Stryper

    Man, the apocalypse is upon us. First there’s Prince giving his CD away with a concert ticket in England. Then there’s Radiohead going to the honor system for their new record. And now, there’s this, from Stryper frontman Michael Sweet: "I recently joined forces with a company that will soon ... More >>

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    January 26, 2007

    Gift Rap

    Sweet! Those of you who think that the American Idol auditions are a little too mean, but still love to watch talent contests are in luck. Gifted begins tonight on TBN. From the show's Web site: "16,000 contestants. 8 finalists. 3 judges. 1 winner. GIFTED. On January 26, 2007, on prime-time telev ... More >>

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    August 4, 1994

    Lounging Around

    Flowing back to the '50s with The Naughty Ones