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]

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]