Sound Matters Radio 022

Tom Leu | 25 June 2017 | Radio Shows | 0 Comments    | 173 Total Post Views
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June 24, 2017

Episode #022 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s first interview with Michael Sweet from Stryper, spotlighted artists/albums/tracks, a recap of this week in music history, and concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment.

On This Episode:

  1. Get Sound Matters Radio interview podcasts on >> iTunes, iHeartRadio, & Spreaker and full show streams on >> Mixcloud
  2. Rockford’s Local Music Scene with Kevin McCarthy from 96.7 The Eagle
  3. Sound Matters Spotlight: Motley Crue, Theatre of Pain, 1985 (“Louder Than Hell”)
  5. Sound Matters Spotlight: Michael Sweet, One Sided War, 2016 (“Who Am I”)
  6. Sound Matter Moment… “Under Pressure”

>> Episode #022 (with Spotlighted music) streaming on Mixcloud here:

Coming soon. Check back…


Michael Sweet Facebook page: and main website:

Photo by Tom Leu


Inside the Interview:
02:04 – On the album One Sided War
03:06 – On melody, or the lack thereof, in hard rock music… 
04:35 – On the diversity between heavy and light within Michael’s music…
06:22 – On running from the past in the past… 
07:10 – On the classic Stryper sound and still staying relevant… 
08:49 – The players, the performances, the production, and engineering on One Sided War
13:02 – On the single “Radio” – it’s messaging, inspiration, and potential controversy… 
15:48 – On Michaels upcoming projects with Stryper, Sweet & Lynch, and solo touring…
16:52 – On a possible album with Joel Hoekstra and Michael Sweet…
17:53 – On Michael’s earlier solo work and the backstory on the album Truth from 2000…
19:12 – More books in Michael’s future?
20:17 – On still keeping things fresh and fun, and not burning out…
21:28 – What’s one thing that people may misunderstand about Michael Sweet?
22:14 – When speaking his mind causes controversy…

Connect with Michael Sweet:
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A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >>

Photo by Tom Leu

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> Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in…

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