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ROBERT SWEET On STRYPER's Upcoming 'Unplugged' Tour: Fans Will Get To See 'Another Side Of The Band'

STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet spoke to Waste Some Time With Jason Green about the band's upcoming "To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour", which will kick off in late May. For the first time ever, the Christian rockers will stage a full tour where they will perform their hits and fan favorites ac...
January 21, 2024
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STRYPER Announces 2024 'To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour'

STRYPER will embark on "To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour" in late May. For the first time ever, the Christian rockers will stage a full tour where they will perform their hits and fan favorites acoustically. Says STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet: "We'll be announcing many more acoustic dates...
January 8, 2024
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DEE SNIDER Blasts SPOTIFY CEO DANIEL EK, Says He Is 'Not Getting Anything' From The Music Streaming Service

In a new interview with "The Jeremy White Show", TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider has once again blasted Spotify for the paltry payments the music streaming service pays out to music rightsholders. He said: "That guy from Spotify," apparently referring to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, "I wanna tell you, he...
December 20, 2023
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JACK RUSSELL And TRACII GUNS Release 'Tell Me Why' Single From Collaborative Album 'Medusa'

RUSSELL / GUNS has released the lyric video for "Tell Me Why", the second single from the band's upcoming studio album, "Medusa", due out on January 12, 2024 via Frontiers Music Srl. RUSSELL / GUNS marks the beginning of a fresh artistic partnership between two legendary figures of Los Angeles hard...
December 19, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Undergoes Surgery For Thyroid Cancer: 'I'm Feeling Relatively Good'

Michael Sweet of Christian rockers STRYPER has just undergone partial thyroidectomy, the surgery to remove part of his thyroid gland. It is the most common surgery for thyroid cancer. Earlier today (Friday, December 15),Sweet posted a selfie from his hospital bed and he included the following messa...
December 15, 2023
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BRET MICHAELS, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE, NIGHT RANGER, STEPHEN PEARCY, Others Confirmed For 2024 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

M3 Rock Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2024 with a full weekend of performances at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 4 and May 5, 2024. Next year's M3 Rock Festival is kicking off on Saturday, May 4 with performances from QUEENSRĊ¸CHE, Stephen Pearcy of RATT...
December 11, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Opens Up About His Thyroid Cancer Battle: 'It Changes Your Outlook On Life'

In a new interview with Real Music With Gary Stuckey, Michael Sweet of Christian rockers STRYPER spoke about his upcoming partial thyroidectomy, the surgery to remove part of his thyroid gland. It is the most common surgery for thyroid cancer. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The highe...
November 27, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Says Some Of His Friends Called Him A 'Moron' For Voting For TRUMP

In a new interview with Real Music With Gary Stuckey, Michael Sweet of Christian rockers STRYPER was asked how he goes about working together in harmony with fellow musicians like Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) who represent completely opposing viewpoints. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
November 25, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Blasts Individuals Who 'Constantly Disrespect People Of Faith'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has blasted individuals who "constantly disrespect people of faith." The 60-year-old Massachusetts-based musician offered his take on those who mock others' belief in God in a social media post on Friday (November 17). Sweet wrote: "I will never unde...
November 20, 2023
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JACK RUSSELL And TRACII GUNS Announce Collaborative Album 'Medusa'

RUSSELL / GUNS marks the beginning of a fresh artistic partnership between two legendary figures of Los Angeles hard rock: Jack Russell and Tracii Guns, accompanied by Johnny Martin, Shane Fitzgibbon and Alexandro Del Vecchio. The pair have announced an upcoming new studio album, "Medusa", to be rel...
November 14, 2023
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GoFundMe Campaign Launched For Wife Of STRYPER Drummer ROBERT SWEET

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Victoria "Starri" Sweet, the wife of STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, who was diagnosed with an enlarged uterus and is planning to undergo a complete hysterectomy. On Wednesday (November 1),Robert took to his personal Facebook page to write: "My wife Victoria...
November 2, 2023
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MERCYFUL FATE Releases Remastered Version Of 'Melissa' Digitally In Honor Of Album's 40th Anniversary

Metal Blade Records has announced that it is releasing MERCYFUL FATE's classic "Melissa" digitally on October 30 in celebration of the album's 40th anniversary. What makes this release special is that it's a version of "Melissa" that was remastered in 2005 by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound in New York...
October 30, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET To Undergo Surgery For Suspected Thyroid Cancer

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has offered an update on his latest health scares, including issues with his vision and a growing nodule on his thyroid. On Friday (October 20),the 60-year-old vocalist/guitarist, who resides in Massachusetts, took to his social media to write: "Hello my friends, "I w...
October 21, 2023
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TESLA's JEFF KEITH Says Tuning Down To Accommodate His Aging Voice Has 'Worked Out Well' For The Band

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, TESLA singer Jeff Keith spoke about the fact that he and his bandmates are still enjoying themselves on stage, more than 40 years after the group's formation. "I will admit that back in the '80s or in the '90s, I could sing things in the regular key of...
October 2, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Launches 'Melodic Rock' Project SOLEDRIVER

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the upcoming debut album from SOLEDRIVER, a collaboration between two extremely talented and prolific songwriters, musicians and producers, Michael Sweet (STRYPER, BOSTON, ICONIC, SWEET & LYNCH) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (EDGE OF FOREVER, HARDLINE, JORN). The...
September 30, 2023