022: Michael Sweet #1

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 
  3. Sound Matter Moment… “Under Pressure”

Photo by Tom Leu

Tom & Stryper 2016

Episode #022 – The Podcast: (also available on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Spreaker, & Tune In Radio, etc.)


Inside the Interview:
02:23 – On the album One Sided War
03:25 – On melody, or the lack thereof, in hard rock music… 
04:54 – On the diversity between heavy and light within Michael’s music…
06:41 – On running from the past in the past… 
07:29 – On the classic Stryper sound and still staying relevant… 
09:08 – The players, the performances, the production, and engineering on One Sided War
13:21 – On the single “Radio” – it’s messaging, inspiration, and potential controversy… 
16:07 – On Michaels upcoming projects with Stryper, Sweet & Lynch, and solo touring…
17:11 – On a possible album with Joel Hoekstra and Michael Sweet…
18:12 – On Michael’s earlier solo work and the backstory on the album Truth from 2000…
19:31 – More books in Michael’s future?
20:36 – On still keeping things fresh and fun, and not burning out…
21:47 – What’s one thing that people may misunderstand about Michael Sweet?
22:33 – When speaking his mind causes controversy…

Connect with Michael Sweet:
Website: www.michaelsweet.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TheMichaelSweet 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/michaelsweet
Instagram: www.instagram.com/michaelsweetstryper

A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >> www.soundmatters.tv/under-pressure

Photo by Tom Leu

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> Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in…

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About the Author
Tom Leu, MS/CPC is a Professional Speaker, Writer, Radio Host, & Photographer. A member of the National Speakers Association, Tom talks shiFt™ about Communications, Psychology, Recovery, & Rock 'n Roll. His writings, presentations, images, & interviews uncover layers within music, culture, & communications.

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