Michael Sweet hoping to do another Sweet & Lynch album with George Lynch sometime next year
Stryper and Sweet & Lynch frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed by Anne Erickson for Audio Ink Radio. Stryper will be releasing their new studio album Even The Devil Believes via Frontiers Music Srl on September 4, 2020. Sweet & Lynch released two studio albums Only To Rise (2015) and Unified (2017) via Frontiers Music Srl.
In terms of Sweet‘s plans to release solo material, the singer stated: “Not later this year, but I do plan to get in the studio. I’ve got a couple of projects that I’ve got to wrap up this year. One with Tracii Guns and a couple other projects with Frontiers. At the start of next year, I’m going to start recording a new solo album. I just heard from the label about a new Sweet & Lynch album– At some point next year, we’ll start on that again, hopefully, George and I will be able to do a third Sweet & Lynch album. Then, by the end of the year, we’ll probably be talking about a new Stryper album and recording that by the end of next year or the beginning of the following year, so it gets released– I like to do Stryper albums every few years.”
With respect to Lynch recently indicating to Erickson that he was planning on not using the Lynch Mob name anymore, Sweet indicated: “I heard that, too, which is interesting. I’m not sure. I haven’t talked to George personally about that. If it’s based on trying to be politically correct and not offend people, the sad part about that is that’s George’s name. It’s like, dude, that’s your name. You’re going to change your name? It’s just so interesting to see. There’s gotta be some sort of middle ground, you know? It seems to me in the world that we live in, it’s one way or the other. There’s no middle ground. We all have to kind of keep our common sense and let there be some sort of middle ground. So, you know, maybe George has other convictions that are causing him to want to not record under that name, Lynch Mob. I kind of get that. The Mob adds a little extra a concern to the name. But, you know, you can’t stop using your name.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Michael Sweet by Anne Erickson at Audio Ink Radio‘s website.