Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Boston Stryper...Styper Boston...Bostyper? Strypton?

I just got a text from McMinn that the legendary rock band, Boston, is playing in the D/FW area tonight...And sure enough they are. But the shocker is who their frontman is these days. Have you ever heard of Stryper? How about Michael Sweet, Stryper's founder and former front man? That's right, kids! I got this from Boston's web site:

The legendary band BOSTON will headline the outdoor festival at Marina Park on Friday, June 6 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The show kicks off a summer of stadium, concert and festival dates that will span the United States and Canada. Seasoned Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and new fan phenom Tommy DeCarlo join BOSTON veterans Jeff Neal, Kimberley Dahme, Gary Pihl and of course, Tom Scholz on stage this summer. Gary, the longest reigning member of BOSTON next to Tom, joined the band in 1985 to help complete “Third Stage,” and through his efforts, the band reemerged in 1987 for the Third Stage Tour, which set stadium records across the US.

WOW!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How both Michael & Tommy were found are even more facinating stories.

However, there are some bumps in the road:

1) Michael Sweet's wife has a resurgence with her cancer, which went into remission last year.

2) Fran Cosmo (former BOSTON lead vocalist with Brad Delp) was not invited on the tour

3) Tom is still engaged in a lawsuit with Brad's ex-wife & Barry's wife, which has now is involving Barry.

Anonymous said...

MICHAEL SWEET IS STILL WITH STRYPER! HE HAS NOT LEFT. THIS IS A SIDE PROJECT FOR HIM. IF YOU WANT THE NEWEST NEWS, GO TO STRYPERFORUM.COM.
DON'T GO TO STRYPER.COM IT SUCKS. IT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE. STRYPER IS COMING OUT WITH A NEW ALBUM IN EARLY 2009 CALLED MURDER BY PRIDE. THEY'RE FIRST SINGLE IS ON ITUNES. ITS A BOSTON COVER OF PEACE OF MIND. CHECK IT OUT.

Sara said...

I just gotta sing:
"I'm always there for you...(aaa-aaal-waaaaaays) I'll always stand by you...(by-y yoooouuuu)"

"Hooooneeeeeeestly... I belieeeeeeve iiiiiiin yooooouuuuu
Dooooooo yoooouuuu trust iiiiin meeeeeee?"

"It's been said money talks...
If so what does it sayyyyyy?
Four simple words we see every daaaaaaaaaaaaaaay..."

And we have to save the best for last:
"Speak of the devil...
He's no friend of miieeeene
To turn from hiiim is what we haaaaave in mieeeeeend...
To heeeeeeeeell wiiiiith the devil! (enter guitar slams)
To heeeeeeeeeeell wiiiith the devil! (more guitar slams...)"

Yes, I loved them back in the day, much to the chagrin of my parents, and even bought Michael Sweet's self titled solo album that was released in '94...