This is by far the best band ever to exist. Skillet went through several line-up changes early in their career, leaving founder John Cooper as the only original member remaining in the band. They have sold over 2 million albums in the U. Skillet formed in with two members: John Cooper, former vocalist for Tennessee progressive rock band Seraph, and Ken Steorts, former guitarist for Urgent Cry. The two bands met through touring together, but those bands disbanded soon after, so John and Ken's pastor encouraged them to form their own band as a side-project. After Trey McClurkin joined the band as a temporary drummer. It was well-received, and the trio continued to write new material as they toured the United States. One topic that comes up often among fans and the band itself, is the name 'Skillet'. John Cooper, the lead vocalist, explains that it was a joke at first.
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My heart is broken. No, he left me. A catchy tune for marketing this at 7-year-olds!
But who would have imagined one of the most accomplished rock bands of the 21st century would be based in Wisconsin and share a name with a menu section at Denny's? But such is the story of Skillet, the Christian rock band featuring three Kenosha-based members: frontman John Cooper on vocals and bass, wife and Kenosha native Korey on guitar and synthesizers, and Jen Ledger on drums and vocals. Also in the band: Nashville-based lead guitarist Seth Morrison.