V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
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God Bless the Children of the Beast
Crüe shouts at the devil one last time
Wherein August March chronicles the aural history of the best damn hair band in the world.
V.18 No.45 | 11/5/2009
Stryper’s still rockin’ the gospel
Since 1983, Stryper has shone the light of Jesus on a style of music typically associated with the dark, debauched side of life. The glam metal band relaxed its outrageous black-and-yellow striped look in the early ’90s, then disbanded in ’92 when the genre went the way of the flying dragon-beast-thing ridden by a big-breasted cartoon woman. The hair metal revival of the early part of this decade spurred the band to reunite in 2003, and Stryper’s been performing/preaching since. At times the band was accused of blasphemy and devil worshiping—not true, folks. Last week I spoke with lead guitarist Oz Fox, and, whoa, this band loves the Lord.