A large amount of news has surfaced following the recent release of longtime Stryper bassist, Tim Gaines. After some time away from the band, it appears as though there is no love shared among the band members after Gaines’ release. In a recent statement made by Gaines, he slams Stryper singer Michael Sweet, expressing his feelings of perhaps how the other members of the band act around him.
The news of Gaines’ release from Stryper came after the bassist had revealed that he had gotten a divorce from him wife. It was there that “all hell broke loose” amongst the bandmembers, which is quite strange coming from a christian metal band.
“I’m not the only guy in Stryper to have gotten a divorce. Everybody in the band is married to divorced people. And I’m the bad guy, but everybody else has done it too, so? Whatever. Live in glass houses and everything will be exposed at some point or another.”
“My recent demise within the Stryper camp came about because I actually have testicles. I stood my ground when I was told to give up the woman I love (who is now my wife) or get fired. I threatened to sue. I was ‘conveniently’ fired ten days after my marriage to Brandee, on the grounds that I made some posts threatening to sue the band for wrongful termination. They called it ‘threats.’
“My recommendation to Oz and Bob [Stryper drummer Robert Sweet]? Grow some balls and stand up to that pathetic one and his conniving wife” — apparently referring to Stryper frontman Michael Sweet — “or just continue to live a life of mediocrity. You both have been threatened with termination over the last several years. He has a million-dollar home. You rent and drive twenty-year-old broken-down cars. You both have nothing to show for your thirty-five years. Quit playing rock star and get a clue, dumbshitz.”
JT “Doc” Berry\m/