Vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER will take part in a live video chat via www.stageit.com on December 16 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Michael will answer questions about his new solo record and book, due to be released in 2012.
As previously reported, Sweet will enter the studio on December 18 to begin recording his new solo album. Sweet states, “Kenny Aronoff [CHICKENFOOT] will be drumming on the record, there will be a few ‘guests’ musicians/singers as well.” Sweet is also writing his first “book/autobiography,” which he promises “will outline my life and give you a page-by-page layout of the early years, the ups and downs of being in a Christian rock band, behind-the-scenes stories of what really goes on ‘behind the scenes’ of a successful Christian rock band (good and bad), getting through the toughest battle of all, joining the legendary classic rock band BOSTON, and much much more.”
Sweet‘s last solo album, “Touched”, was released on December 3, 2007 exclusively through Michael‘s official web site, MichaelSweet.com. The CD, which included reworked versions of four STRYPER songs, was not made available in stores.
STRYPER recently released short audio clips of “Bleeding From Inside Out” and “Blackened”, the two new tracks which will be included on a collection of re-recorded versions of the band’s classic songs, to be released in the summer of 2012. The CD will contain a total of 16 cuts — two from “The Yellow And Black Attack”, six from “Soldiers Under Command”, six from “To Hell With The Devil”, as well as the two aforementioned new tracks.
Sweet took part in a question-and-answer session and acoustic performance on November 4, 2011 at Grace Fellowship Church in Buckeye, Arizona. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.