John Cooper helped start the band in Memphis 1996, but they had lineup changes over the years. Currently, it the Coopers, Ledger and lead guitarist Seth Morrison, who lives in Memphis. He joined in 2011, and was his first album with the band.
one really knows why our last album went platinum, Korey Cooper said. So there even added pressure of how do you follow up something nobody can really put a handle on why it was successful. could be of the energy they put Air Max 95 Zebra Print
In Noise, for instance: will be bad, times will be good, Things I wish I hadn done and somehow wish I could, Cutting through the American noise, You got a voice and a song to sing. write them through our world view, through my faith in Jesus, but I write it in a way that can interpreted into lots of different things, he said. I think Skillet music brings people together. I don think it alienates people of certain beliefs. in the Air Max Ltd 3 White Christian crowd, they can seem to win everyone over.
When the Coopers sat down to write they reflected on the success of but didn find many answers.
think (fans) just appreciate that we stand for something, he said, we are real about it and not embarrassed about it.
the spotlight in Kenosha, a southern Wisconsin city of about 100,000 people where Korey grew up. She has family nearby and her father started a church in the area in the 1970s. Drummer Jen Ledger, an England native, also lives in Kenosha and attends the same church.
think I famous all the time, but they don know who Skillet is, he said. always think I somebody else. They always think I Johnny Knoxville or Ryan Seacrest or somebody like that. stage, Cooper and his wife, Korey, who also plays guitar and keyboards, live far from Nike Air Max 95 Mens Size 12
into relentlessly touring, concentrating on both mainstream and Christian crowds. They are in South America starting Thursday and will join Nickelback in Europe Oct. 26.
made its debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts. And this comes after the group last album in 2009, reached No. 2.
Christian rock band Skillet has bestselling album
KENOSHA, Wis. Skillet has long been much more than a pan to Christian music fans, but a new set of mainstream music lovers are starting Nike Air Max 70
Despite their success, they not had that one giant crossover hit, said Anthony Delia, senior vice president of marketing for their label, Atlantic.
not been critical darlings, he said. hard a lot of times when you don have that early in your career. It becomes very hard to come by as you continue to develop because I think some publications write you off because they had written you off. songs are not overtly religious and are open to interpretation the intention of John Cooper, who writes most of the lyrics.
They continually won over Christian rock fans, even being nominated in 2005 and 2007 for Grammy Awards in the best rock gospel album category. The song that helped cross them over to the rock charts was in the Dark, from the 2006 album They since had several songs on Billboard rock chart.
Skillet released its eighth album, this June coming off its bestselling album, which went platinum after three years. But singer John Cooper hardly feels famous.
to get to know the rock band that has been around since the mid 1990s.
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