Stryper to jam with guy described as great bassist, singer and guy coming from very successful band
Stryper and Sweet & Lynch frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed by XS Rock principal Bobby Caughron and was asked for hints or news on the possible new Stryper bass player.
Sweet replied: “We do have a guy in mind that we’re flying out next Monday. We’ve already talked with him and we’re very familiar with him. We’re going to jam with him and see how it feels in person. He’s a great bass player. He’s got a great look, he’s a great singer. He’s well known and comes from a very successful band and everyone will know who he is. I just can’t announce it at this time. The most important thing about him is he’s a great guy. And we really need someone who’s going to be a team player and just be inspirational and go out there with a smile on their face.”
In terms of when the new Stryper album will be released, Sweet advised: “Oz and Rob are coming out on Monday and they’ll be here for about 11 or 12 days and then we’ll go into the studio on the 5th of November. The holidays will slow us a bit, but the plans are to turn the album in by mid-January, so you’re going to be looking at an April release, probably. It’ll be through Frontiers Records again. We’ve got a title track already and an album title. It’s very controversial and shocking and when people hear it, their heads are going to spin right off of their shoulders.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Michael Sweet at XS Rock.