Jan 102021

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet, has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump‘s account.

Earlier this week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to repeat debunked conspiracy theories about the election, even after thousands of his supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in an insurrection that left five dead. Twitter, which has a policy against inciting violence, undermining democratic processes and spreading election misinformation, announced it would no longer let Trump use its platform. Twitter suspended the president’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Saturday, January 9, Cooper uploaded the latest episode of his “Cooper Stuff” podcast in which he suggested that Twitter’s decision to restrict Trump from broadcasting his message directly to his tens of millions of followers was a form of censorship, and that it amounts to an attack on freedom of speech.

He said (see video below): “Look, I don’t follow Trump on Twitter. I’m not into it. Some people love it; some people hate it; some people are in between; whatever you are, censoring the president from Twitter, no matter what they’re saying…

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Oct 272018

Fight The Fury, the newly announced and eagerly awaited metal project from Skillet frontman and bassist John Cooper, have released the video for ‘My Demons.’ Still Breathing is released yesterday (Oct. 26) via Atlantic Records. The video can be watched below.

Fight The Fury also features Skillet guitarist Seth Morrison, along with drummer Jared Ward and guitarist John Panzer III.

‘My Demons’ is the first song that I wrote for the project about five years ago when I first had the idea to start Fight The Fury,” Cooper shared, offering some insight into the track. “It’s a good first taste for fans because it’s got all of the ingredients of the band: aggression, melody, screaming, angst, a touch of progressive rock, and frenzied chaos. It touches on some dark themes that can be related in general to most people’s individual struggles in life.” Continue reading »

‘Skillet’ to Release New Album Next Summer

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Oct 252018

Skillet frontman John Cooper, who is preparing to release the debut EP from his new metal side project Fight The Fury, has told Consequence Of Sound in an interview this week that the next Skillet  album is on the way — but just delayed a bit. According to The Pulse Of RadioCooper explained: “As of seven weeks ago, we were supposed to be releasing a brand new Skillet  record in October. And six months before that, we had planned to release the new album this past January. Now, we’re not going to release it until next year.”

Saying that Skillet‘s 10th studio effort is nearly done and will arrive next summer, Cooper was asked about its musical direction. He replied: “I do think the new album is going to be a bit heavier, but we’re going to have those arena anthems and also some duets with Jen [Ledger, drummer] and me, which our fans love. I’m excited for it.” Continue reading »

Mar 082015

skilletcoopersolo2013_638Reggie Edwards of The Front Row Report recently conducted an interview with Skillet singer John Cooper. You can now listen to the chat below.

Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for Skillet‘s upcoming album, Cooper said: “We are recording this year. In fact, I am writing and demoing today, and I took a break to do some interviews. And then, after I talk with you, I go back and finish singing one of my songs and put it in. We’re about halfway done with the writing process now, and we’re looking to record this summer and release, kind of, as soon as possible, really.” Continue reading »

Jun 202014

skilletcoopersolo2013_638FaceCulture conducted an interview with Skillet frontman John Cooper on May 31 at Fortarock festival in Nijmegen, The Netherlands . You can now watch the chat in two parts below.

Skillet will join Godsmack and Seether, along with Buckcherry, for the fifth Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which kicks off August 15.

Skillet‘s run with the Uproar Festival will follow their current tour in Europe, where the band was invited to play multiple festivals throughout the continent, performing for thousands of fans. The tour began May 30 in Jelling, Denmark and will end July 6 in Sofia, Bulgaria with stops in Italy, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom and more. On their second European tour in support of the “Rise” album, Skillet is making big waves across the continent. After completing a massive fall tour last year supporting Nickelback, with six back-to-back sold-out headline shows in Russia and encore-demanding crowds, the band is rapidly gaining a solid European following. Continue reading »