NEW YORK – DECEMBER 10: Musician Michael Sweet of Stryper performs on stage during the 8th annual NYSE holiday tree lighting ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange on December 10, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
With Van Halen in limbo, could an somewhat unconventional choice be entertained to be singer number 4? Word is Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, when asked if he could ever sing for VH, said ‘It Would Be A Match Made In Heaven.’
I must say it’s a tantalizing choice using Sweet, whose pipes are still strong after all these years as shown in classic performances like this:
I also really liked his pairing with Boston a few years back:
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