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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Criticizes CARDI B's 'WAP', Says He Doesn't Want His Granddaughter Subjected To 'That Garbage'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has criticized rap superstar Cardi B over the suggestive lyrics to her single "WAP", saying he doesn't want his granddaughter subjected to that "garbage." "WAP" debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart last month, breaking numerous streaming records and spawning a viral TikTok dance challenge. ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Reacts To Controversial Review Of STRYPER's New Album: It's 'Incredibly Unfair' And 'A Blatant Attack On Our Faith'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has responded to a controversial review of the band's latest album, calling it "incredibly unfair" and "a blatant attack on our faith." Earlier this week, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published a review of "Even The Devil Believes" from veteran U.K. heavy metal journalist Dom Lawson in which ...

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STRYPER Releases Music Video For 'Do Unto Others'

The official music video for "Do Unto Others", the new single from openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Even The Devil Believes", which is being released today (Friday, September 4) via Frontiers Music Srl. Filled with the band's signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and ...

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Even The Devil Believes - STRYPER

As THE DAMNED memorably put it back in 1979: "religion doesn't mean a thing/it's just another way to be right-wing". Not that the STRYPER album is full of paeans to Mike Pence, of course. Always a much better band than their vexed reputation would suggest, the Orange County crew made a handful of great records ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Doesn't Understand Why 'People Feel The Need To Post Political Hate'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he can't understand why people "feel the need" to ridicule others for their political beliefs. Sweet made his comments shortly after the Republican National Convention kicked off Monday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a roll call formally nominating Donald Trump to run in the November ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Is 'Concerned' About His Band's Future

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he is "concerned" about the future of his band. The vast majority of musicians are struggling more than ever without income from concerts and merch sales due to pandemic-induced lockdowns. Since it's become clear that concerts full of tightly packed fans won't be returning in a ...

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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA To SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's A Bad Idea To Pick A Fight With A Guy Like CHRIS JERICHO'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has once again come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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STRYPER Unveils Lyric Video For New Song 'Make Love Great Again'

The official lyric video for "Make Love Great Again", the new single from openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Even The Devil Believes", which will be released on September 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. Filled with the band's signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Defends GIANTS Pitcher For Refusing To Kneel During 'Black Lives Matter' Moment Because Of Faith

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has defended San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Coonrod for citing his religion as a decision not to kneel during a moment honoring the "Black Lives Matter" movement ahead of the season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coonrod was the only player to stand during a demonstration before ...

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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA Defends CHRIS JERICHO Over Lip-Syncing Allegations: He 'Is A F**king Rock Star'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia is the latest musician to have come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last Thursday (July 16), Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Defends CHRIS JERICHO Over Lip-Syncing Allegations: He 'Doesn't Have Anything To Prove As A Singer'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet has come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last Thursday (July 16), Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during FOZZY's live ...

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DEATH ANGEL Drummer: 'When You Get The Lead Singer Of STRYPER Backing You Up, You Know That There's Something Wrong'

DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll says that it's "unfortunate" that some mainstream news outlets "mangled" his story of how he dreamt of visiting the afterlife before waking up from a 12-day coma after testing positive for coronavirus. The 47-year-old musician was hospitalized at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco after catching the virus ...

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STRYPER To Release 'Even The Devil Believes' Album In September; 'Blood From Above' Single Now Available

The official lyric video for "Blood From Above", the new single from openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER, can be seem below. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Even The Devil Believes", which will be released on September 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. Filled with the band's signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive ...

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STRYPER Announces 'Even The Devil Believes' Album

Openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER will release the first single from their forthcoming album, "Even The Devil Believes", on Friday, June 26. The album cover artwork can be seen below. A week ago, STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet described the first single in an Instagram post as "metal," "powerful," "relevant" and "life changing." He added: "It ...

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STRYPER To Release 'Life-Changing' New Single In Two Weeks

Openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER will release the first single from their forthcoming album on Friday, June 26. Earlier today (June 12), STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet described the song in an Instagram post as "metal," "powerful," "relevant" and "life changing." He added: "It is most definitely one of the best tracks we've ever recorded and ...

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