Michael Sweet

Stryper frontman: We individually filed for bankruptcy with $2 million debt

April 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

FRONTMAN Michael Sweet has revealed each member of Stryper declared himself bankrupt in 1991 when the band’s debts hit $2 million. Speaking on the Noize In The Attic podcast, Sweet says himself, brother and drummer Robert Sweet, guitarist Oz Fox and former bassist Tim Gaines had to take the hit personally because they had not formed an incorporated company. “We filed bankruptcy years ago,” Sweet said. “We were doing really well and we wound up spending more than we were making and we wound up having a $2 million-plus debt … 1991. “During the Against The Law period we were spending tonnes of money and still [read on]

George Lynch wrote a song called “Mr Scary’s Pyjamas”

April 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

MICHAEL Sweet has revealed he rejected a song from George Lynch called “Mr Scary’s Pyjamas” for their recent collaboration, the album Unified. Speaking on the Noize In The Attic podcast, Stryper’s Sweet says Dokken’s Lynch submitted the song along with 11 others which did end up on the Sweet & Lynch album. The goofy title is a reference to Lynch’s legendary 1987 instrumental, “Mr Scary”. “There was a time on Unified … there was one song he sent me … in the 11 tracks I liked, there was a 12th track called ‘Mr Scary’s Pyjamas’,” Sweet said. “That was [read on]

Sweet & Lynch To Do Second Album

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

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 [read on]

Joel Hoekstra to record album with Michael Sweet

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra is to record an album with Stryper singer Michael Sweet. Hoekstra announced the project on the current episode of the White Line Fever podcast, explaining he had built a strong relationship with Sweet while contributing to his solo album. “I just got done laying down some solos for Michael Sweet’s solo album and actually he and I are also going to record a project album together that I’m going to write with him,” Hoekstra said. “I’m doing some writing for that now and also three other things in total so I’m writing for four things total right now. “A lot of my days are that.” Hoekstra said [read on]

Michael Sweet Says Sebastian Bach’s Fans Want Skid Row Sound

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says Sebastian Bach’s fans want him to revert to a classic Skid Row sound on future solo albums. And Sweet, who is about to release an record with ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch, has told the Trunk Nation program on Sirius XM’s Hair Nation channel that he entered into talks over producing just such an album. “This isn’t a bash against Sebastian at all, it’s just my opinion,” Sweet told host Eddie Trunk. “I think people want to hear Sebastian of old. They want to hear the Skid Row Sebastian. They want to hear the hits. He’s giving them modern rock. “It [read on]