Stryper frontman, Michael Sweet, was recently asked in an interview about his Sweet/Lynch partner, guitarist George Lynch’s decision to retire his Lynch Mob band name.

Sweet told Anne Erickson of  Audio Ink Radio (as per,  “I heard that too, which is interesting. I’m not sure [about his reasons for doing it]. I haven’t talked to George personally about that and if it’s based on trying to be politically correct and not offend people. The sad part about that is that’s George’s name. It’s, like, dude, that’s your name. You’re gonna change your name? It’s just so interesting to see.”

“There’s gotta be some sort of middle ground,” he continued. “It seems to me, in the world that we live in, it’s one way or the other — there’s no middle ground. And we all have to kind of keep our common sense and let there be some sort of middle ground.

Maybe George has other convictions that are causing him to wanna not record under that name, Lynch Mob, I kind of get that. The ‘Mob’ adds a little extra …concern to the name. But, you know, you can’t stop using your name… So, if someone has the name White, are they gonna change their name? It’s their name. [Laughs]”

In related news, Stryper will be releasing their new album Even The Devil Believes on September 4th. To read more about this release, and to view a lyric video for the first single, Blood From Above, please click here.

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  • Dana on

    Sounds like what I wrote, I wonder if Sweet is reading our comments section? LOL! 😉

  • Doug R. on

    Being that Lynch is George’s REAL name, makes it even more ridiculous and pathetic to change it!
    What’s next? Ivory Soap??

  • robert davenport on

    They are changing it to beige soap …..
    You know I had commented on this story when it was first posted here , from a black friend of mine s perspective , I look at the world and how I live and function in it exactly as it is, not how I wish it would be , sadly this world seems to be an episode of the twilight zone , so I had to adjust …I dont think george should be forced to change his bands name anymore than the Washington Redskins should be forced to change theirs , it’s wrong but the BLM MOVEMENT and the far left agenda makes it tough not to tow the line … I also truly believe most people of color could care less about a name or a symbol, they care about true equal rights , and equal opportunity, not being profiled and brutalized by a corrupted and broken police system , most police officers are fantastic but the system is so broken it let’s the very few bad officers get away this this type of racism , and then we all get caught in the ridiculous political correctness game ~

    • Doug R. on

      Everybody cares about equal rights, and equal opportunity, and nobody wants to be or should ever be profiled or brutalized, but that goes for EVERYBODY! Not just people of color. Those young skateboarders down by my local Walmart get profiled every single day, and they’re ALL white!! See, this is the problem, too many people don’t get it, don’t understand that racism is a two-way street. Of course there are some racist cops, but here’s a newsflash, they’re not all white! The media needs to stop ignoring the fact that there are just as many racist black people as there are white, maybe more. I am sick and tired of being blamed for sh-t that happened 60, 70, 80 years ago, would anybody like to hear about what my ancestors and my grandparents went through? No, of course not.

      Where’s the benefits for poor white people? Can we get small business loans, house loans, car loans, health insurance, free college tuition and other assistance just for being white like “minorities” do? Can we get a good paying job just for being white? Where are OUR programs?? Who’s there to help us???

  • RobT on

    There is no middle ground, all sides just keep pushing at another until something breaks all influenced by an endless barrage of media. Of course some get an emotional purge and high from seeming relevant and woke and apologizing for the past.
    Honestly, I wish it would be like Morgan Freeman once said when pressed about what could be done against the spread of racism. “Just stop talking about it” was his reply.

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