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Memphis, United States (1996 – present)

Skillet is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, consisting of all Christian members.

Skillet formed in 1996 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. Coming from different styles of rock music, they decided to name the experiment Skillet. After Trey McClurkin joined the band as a permanent drummer. Skillet was only together for a month when they received interest from major Christian record label ForeFront Records. In 1996 they released a self-titled debut Skillet. 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. Each starting band member was already in a separate band, and all decided to start a side project. Since each other band had a different sound and style to it, the side project was said to be like putting all of those styles in a big skillet to come up with something unique. Hence the band name ‘Skillet’. The band name is still somewhat of a joke between the band members, especially Cooper, who claims to still not like the title.


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    Já quero um álbum novo

    26 Jan 11:31pm Reply
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    @MrZacarius: Try listening to stuff released before 2006. It's far better. I'm very saddened to see nothing released before Comatose in the top 15 of the last 6 months.

    25 Jan 5:27am Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    V You crazy kid?

    20 Jan 9:46pm Reply
  • MrZacarius

    Skillet is way too generic sounding to be any good.

    17 Jan 12:58am Reply
  • Farouchette

    They have really good songs

    15 Jan 3:41pm Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    Right here, right now, stand my ground and never back down! :)

    7 Jan 3:52pm Reply
  • MrShayton


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    PRAISE SATAN! \\m/

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • AlienCA6

    Христианская рок группа? Это прям как православный рэп или святой DSBM. Вообщем #музыка_для_говнарей.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • juggernaut88j

    what a hell!

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    После "Collide" реал скатились. Из последнего альбома ни одна песня не запомнилась даже.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RabbitRicochet9

    Ну всегда у популярных исполнителей много хейтеров так что я не удивлен.Но ни одного обоснованого критического комента я не заметил.Одни бессмысленные высери типа "говно слушают хуесосы" и тд.Группа гениальная.А тот кто хуесосит и пишет хрень типа чувака ниже просто напросто тупой говнарь ничего непонимающий в музыке

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Evilhasears

    Говно для хуесосов. Мерзость. [95]

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
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  • last_nickname

    wrong page heh

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
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    nice wubbbbbbbs

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • rusverm Open Wounds очень высоко оценена в критике рок песен, одна из лучших песен жанра!

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
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    музыка ниачём, в лайве ужасны.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
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