STRYPER’s Michael Sweet & Dokken’s George Lynch are to collaborate on a second record, it has been confirmed.
Speaking of Sirius XM’s Hair Nation channel, singer-guitarist Sweet said a deal had been signed to follow up to last year’s critically-acclaimed Sweet & Lynch project.
“Actually, we sealed the deal – we’re doing a Stryper album next year and right after that another Sweet & Lynch album,” Sweet, 53, said.
“It is happening and George and I are really pumped about that.
“We’re talking already about going in a little bit of a heavier direction and a little more flair, ala (Dokken’s) Tooth & Nail and bringing back a little more fire, versus what the last album had.
“The last album was a little more melodic. It had some fire but we want to bring even more next time around.”
Sweet also said it was “sad” that bands like KISS no longer saw any value in recording albums.
“I heard some of the guys in KISS recently say how it’s not worth it … making albums these days,” he said.
“This is what we do. We’re musicians and we started doing this for the passion of it. It’s sad to see guys who don’t have the passion to go and make music anymore.”