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The official podcast of the Babylon Bee with editor-in-chief Kyle Mann and creative director Ethan Nicolle.

May 11, 2021

On The Babylon Bee Interview Show, Kyle and Ethan talk to John Cooper of Skillet. They talk about CCM fame, discovering Petra, and weird band names. John Cooper is the lead singer, bassist, and producer for Skillet. Skillet has become one of the best-selling bands with two Grammy award nominations and has gone platinum twelve times.  He has recently written a book titled Awake and Alive to Truth, where he dives into the most asked questions in modern culture.

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Topics Discussed 

Journey to CCM fame

Viral Facebook post 

Being convicted with faith 

Awake and Alive To Truth Book 

Becoming famous young

Celebrity Christians 

Growing up without Rock music 

MTV and Beat It

Michael W. Smith 

Seeing Petra live

Stryper story

Comparing Skillet to other bands

Secret to weird band names 


Googling Skillet

Iron Maiden 


Raising kids with the Skillet voice

Touring with kids

Subscriber Portion 

Pyrotechnic story


John Cooper’s gymnastics skills

Band’s feeling entitled

Creed story 

Positive lyrics 

Almost becoming Bono

Women in the band 

10 questions