Michael Sweet reveals humorous original working title for his current autobiography
CrypticRock.com recently interviewed Stryper‘s frontman Michael Sweet who revealed a rather humorous title for his autobiography Honestly – My Life And Stryper Revealed that served as the original working title for quite some time.
Sweet stated to CrypticRock.com: “Writing for me in the studio, or in book form, is very cathartic. It is therapeutic, no doubt. I can’t imagine my life without music. Do you know what the original working title was actually for that book? (paused) Honestly, From Diapers To Stryper and all the Crap In Between (laughs).”
Sweet was asked about how he chose the various musicians to appear on his seventh solo album One Sided War to which he responded: “I knew right away I wanted Will [Hunt] before anything began, that was a given. Then I thought about different bass players and John [O’Boyle] came to mind. He is an incredibly talented guy, one of the best, and he is a great person, so easy to work with. Then I started working on solos and I realized the album was taking on a little too much of the Stryper sound and I didn’t want it to go there. I wanted it to have its own unique stamp. So, I thought of some players to come in and do some solos. I reached out to Joel [Hoekstra] and Ethan [Brosh], two of my favorite guitar players. Joel played on three of the tracks and Ethan on six. I played all the rhythms and overdubs.The great thing about working with Joel, Ethan, Will, and John is that they are such incredible musicians and such sweethearts. No ego. Just regular guys, a fun time to work with them all. Together we all just flowed.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Sweet at CrypticRock.com.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Sweet‘s new solo album One Sided War: “Sweet has surrounded himself with some very talented musicians for One Sided War. He asked guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger), drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence), guitar shred master Ethan Brosh (Burning Heat, solo work), and bassist John O’Boyle (Tom Ingram Band) to help him with his new solo album. What they have crafted is an all killer, no filler album of hard rock, glam rock, and some huge classic metal riffs to satisfy your taste buds if this is what you are hungry for.”