Michael Sweet returns to TIJ to celebrate his 10th solo album, “Ten,” and the 33rd anniversary of Stryper’s most popular album, “To Hell With The Devil!” Michael talks about the album’s controversial album cover that got them banned from some retailers, and ultimately had to be replaced. He also talks about the power of MTV, and how Stryper went from clubs to arenas overnight with virtually no radio play. He speaks about the songwriting and creative process, the many bass players during that era, the inventive black and yellow stage costumes, and the stigma and discrimination they faced as a Christian rock band.
Listener favorite Michael Sweet is back for a record 4th time to discuss his solo album TEN. Out Oct 11th on RatPak records. If you've enjoyed Michael's appearance on the show prior. You will love this.
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Our annual summer break is upon us but before we take a few weeks off Michael Sweet returns to the show once again this week to talk about the imminent release of his latest solo album “One Sided War” due from Rat Pak on August 26th. He also talks about the upcoming Stryper 30th anniversary “To Hell With The Devil” tour and we even manage to fit in some gear talk too.
Enjoy our talk with Michael and we’ll be back the week of Sept 12th with more metal goodness.
Michael can be found on the net at michaelsweet.com and the latest Stryper news and tour dates are at stryper.com
And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.