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STRYPER's OZ FOX Undergoes First Brain Surgery

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox underwent the first of his brain surgeries on Thursday, March 4 to treat one of the tumors that were found in his head — one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain — when he suffered his first seizure in August 2018 while performing with SIN ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And CHRIS JERICHO Criticize Democrat Pastor For Ending Congressional Prayer With 'Amen And Awoman'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet and FOZZY's Chris Jericho have criticized a U.S. Congressman's "light-hearted" attempt to be inclusive on Sunday, when he wrapped up a prayer in the House of Representatives with the words "Amen and awomen," saying it was "a perfect example of going way too far." Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist pastor ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT, DIO DISCIPLES Bassist BJORN ENGLEN Join OF GODS & MONSTERS

OF GODS & MONSTERS has announced its new lineup and upcoming record. Joining founding member and singer Kevin Goocher (OMEN, PHANTOM-X) are drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO), bassist Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, SOUL SIGN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, QUIET RIOT) and guitarist Ira Black (DOKKEN, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH). Goocher said: "I'm beyond thrilled with the ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Says He Is 'A Little Nervous About Rushing Out To Get' COVID-19 Vaccine

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has admitted that he is a little wary of the new, rapidly developed COVID-19 vaccines. On Thursday, a panel of outside experts recommended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issue an emergency use authorization to the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech, a vaccine that appeared to ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Wants To Record Album Of 'Worship' Music

Michael Sweet, singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the openly Christian hard rock band STRYPER, says that he is planning to record an album of woship music. The 57-year-old musician revealed his interest in writing a collection of songs that are generally thought to be too theologically specific for the mainstream market in an Instagram ...

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TED NUGENT On Athletes Kneeling For National Anthem: 'They Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has weighed in on professional football players kneeling during the U.S. national anthem to protest against police brutality, saying "they should be ashamed of themselves." Nugent, who played "The Star-Spangled Banner" at several Donald Trump rallies leading up to this year's presidential election, discussed the issue of NFL players taking ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Why I Voted For DONALD TRUMP

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has defended his support of Donald Trump, saying that the real estate mogul "has done a lot of good things for America." Despite the fact that he is twice divorced and has faced over two dozen accusations of sexual misconduct, Trump has continued to be white Christians' preferred ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Will Vote 'For Our Future' And Not 'For Personality': 'It's Not About The Messenger; It's About The Message'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he will be voting "for our future" and not "for personality" in this year's U.S. presidential election. Sweet, who resides in Massachusetts, took to his Twitter earlier today (Tuesday, November 3) to write: "Today is the day - #election2020 - I'll be voting in a few ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Blasts Artists Who 'Disrespect Their Fans' Over Differing Political Views

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has blasted artists who "continue to disrespect their fans and alienate themselves from their fan base" because of their political beliefs. Sweet made his comments a day after FILTER released a music video for its new single, "Murica", in which Richard Patrick portrays what the FILTER frontman calls ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Praises Supreme Court Nominee AMY CONEY BARRETT: 'Absolute Genius'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has praised Amy Coney Barrett, recently nominated to the Supreme Court, for answering questions during confirmation hearings "with poise, grace, patience, humility and intelligence." While some Democrats have bashed Barrett for being an extremist because of her Catholic faith and for previously criticizing abortion and a Supreme Court ...

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STRYPER Releases Music Video For 'Divider'

The official music video for "Divider", 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 was released on September 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. STRYPER comments: "We are so amazed at the response of our first video, ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Once Again Defends KISS Against DEE SNIDER's Criticism: 'It's Really None Of His Business' What They Do

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has once again defended KISS after Dee Snider criticized Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for having current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss's and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas. In a recent interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, the TWISTED SISTER frontman ...

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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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