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              For Everything There is a Season

Panhead friends, I believe it has come time for me to turn The Skillet Sizzle into a vault of history for Skillet's past. In May 2010 I graduated college and have began working, putting my degree to use. As I'm sure many of us have heard from the Spider-Man movie, "With great power comes great responsibility." With bills to pay and more responsibilities on my plate, I have very little time to keep updating The Skillet Sizzle, as most of you have noticed the past few months. There has also come into play some technical issues with Tripod's new site conversions (problem with HTML formatting, etc.). Because I have maxed out my limited space anyway, I won't be able to post updated pictures or articles concerning Skillet's new progress. But this is not the end! I will continue to keep this site available as is, but only as a gateway to Skillet's past. Skillet is an amazing band, and I don't want anyone to forget their roots.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and browse through my collection. Lastly, to leave you with a tid bit of news, I have heard that Skillet will be releasing a re-mix cd sometime in 2011, so keep your eyes peeled for it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

A Fellow Panhead,
Amelia

                                                                                             Posted: December 11, 2010


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And the winner is . . . .

Best Skillet Fansite Award
Picture background: Nate Carlson

Because of you guys, The Skillet Sizzle has acquired its second consecutive honor from the Panhead Awards hosted on the official Skillet forum! It's hard to believe I've been archiving and updating Skillet information for a grand total of 6 years now! I must confess to you all that I have been slacking a bit on updating this website with the latest news because this is my last semester in college - that's right, I'm graduating this May! But I will continue to try to keep maintaining this website with new and old info. I would put up A LOT more pictures, but unfortunately more bandwidth for this site means more $$, and I just don't have that right now. So for right now, this place will continue to give you access to the vault of Skillet's history.

Saying "thanks" just doesn't seem to be enough to show my gratitude to you guys. Soooooo, without further ado, here is my gift to you for voting and visiting this site. This is an article I found in an old CCM magazine I had laying around from January 2008
                       Definitely worth a click
!!!

Posted: February 14, 2010
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Skillet and TobyMac... TOURING!!!

It's confirmed that the aliens have landed! Oh yes, the rumors are true - Skillet and TobyMac will be hitting a city near you to rock faces off! Click here to view cities and dates.

Posted: January 13, 2010
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Skillet and TobyMac... WHAT!?

Skillet and TobyMac fans, mark your calendars now for the release of Toby's newest album, "Tonight," hitting shelves and the internet on February 9, 2010. But why should Panheads be excited for this new album? Glad you asked! The first song on the cd, which is also titled "Tonight" features John Cooper of Skillet! It has also been rumored that Skillet and TobyMac will be touring together next year. Keep your fingers crossed and your The Panheads membership password ready to nab up the ticket pre-sale offers!


Need some proof of the existence of this song? Click here!


*Special thanks to Tim, a fan of this site, for bringing the song featuring John Cooper to my attention! If you have any breaking news on Skillet you'd like to share, please e-mail me! This site is nothing without you!


Posted: December 13, 2009
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LIFE.LOVE.MUSIC.

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." This is the mission behind the newly launched clothing line called, "Life Love Music". Skillet's own Ben Kasica is one of the owners of LLM, and has even designed some of the shirts. You can visit the store online and help join the movement. "We hope to inspire people to live their lives differently. To not just see the needs of people and turn away but to face real things, like hunger, homelessness, poverty and do what they can to make a difference and bring change."

Online Store

LifeLoveMusic.com

"What you do echoes in eternity."
Posted: December 7, 2009
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New Skillet interview/article (09/30/09)

"When John Cooper, frontman for Christian rock band Skillet, heard that that the group’s eighth and latest album Awake had debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Album chart a few weeks ago, he had one reaction..."

Click here to read the rest of the article!
Posted: October 31, 2009

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Skillet Featured in Guitar Edge Magazine!

The December issue of Guitar Edge is featuring Skillet in their Who's Hot column. The article, written by Elliott Politte, is packed with quotes from Ben Kasica and a list of guitar gear Skillet uses!

Head on over and check it out -
click here or if you have dial up, click here.

Posted: October 27, 2009
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MTV.com Exclusive Skillet Photo Shoot!

Check out these awesome new photos of Skillet, courtesy of Brian Appio (MTV).


Posted: Oct. 14, 2009

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"Monster" Music Video PREMIER!!!!

Click here to watch the video!

Posted: September 2, 2009
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"Awake" album track listing AND song clips!

                                         1.) Hero
                                         2.) Monster
                                         3.) Don't Wake Me
                                         4.) Awake And Alive
                                         5.) One Day Too Late
                                         6.) It's Not Me It's You
                                         7.) Should've When You Could've
                                         8.) Believe
                                         9.) Forgiven
                                         10.) Sometimes
                                         11.) Never Surrender
                                         12.) Lucy

   Click the following link to hear 30 second clips of ALL of the songs!
                http://jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/Awake.asp

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Posted: July 31, 2009

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Panheads Online shares "Monster" studio version finding!

My good friends over at Panheads Online have posted a blog with the link to stream the finished studio version of "Monster"!!! You must have Windows Media Player to listen to the song. Panheads Online is a Skillet fan site on myspace run by 2 girls who are in-the-know about secret details about the latest album! If you haven't checked out their site, please do so and add them! They'll appreciate the support :)

You can check out the blog they posted by clicking here, or just visit their myspace and view their most recent blog entry.

Posted: July 2, 2009


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Skillet's new single "Hero" has hit christianrock.net!!

That's right, you can listen to one of Skillet's new songs in it's studio recorded form online now! Go to www.christianrock.net, request it, and then stream the internet radio until they play it! The song it currently top song of the week!

Posted: June 1, 2009

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New Skillet Album Name Announced!

John Cooper finally announced the title of the new album that's set to release in August 2009:
                                         
"Awake"

During an internview, which you can view here, John also mentioned the name of another song on the record, titled "Awake and Alive."

Posted: April 24, 2009

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"The Panheads" Fan Club will soon be fully going Summer 2009!

There's not a whole lot of information available about the club just yet because it's so new, but you can already pre-order Skillet's new album (still untitled) and as a package deal get a 1 year membership, Comatose Comes Alive CD/DVD, and Comatose CD for only $30!!! This membership includes concert ticket pre-sales and other exclusives. This club is an official Skillet fan club. You can check it all out for yourself at:

www.thepanheads.com

Posted: April 7, 2009

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Skillet played 2 new songs at concert, April 3!

It's that time of year where Skillet starts filling Panheads' hearts with joy by bringing the gift of new songs at concerts! Skillet performed two songs that will be on the up-coming album! They are called "Hero" and "Monster". It has aso been projected that the new album (still untitled as of yet) will be set to release in August. Thanks to the panheads over at the official Skillet Message Board who announced these video findings! Below are live concert videos of Skillet playing the new songs:

"HERO"
Better Quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lepgWAxB8LM

"MONSTER"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJqqGnNsk98

Posted: April 4, 2009

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Lori Peters no longer M.I.A.

Thanks to phantom-tree on the Skillet Message Boards, the whereabouts of Skillet's latest former drummer, Lori Peters, has been uncovered! Lori will be one of the drum instructors for Camp Electric! Camp Electric is a worship and rock & roll music camp during the summer featuring band members from Sanctus Real, Pillar, TobyMac, Kutless, Jeremy Camp, and more as instructors! You can find out more information about the program by going here: www.campelectric.com

 

Posted: March 4, 2009 

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Comatose Tour, Part 2 Announced!

That's right, kiddos! It has been officially announced through an e-card that Skillet is continuing their amazing Comatose Tour! This time around, instead of touring with Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple is along for the ride plus Decyfer Down again! Check the dates on Skillet's myspace page to see if they're coming to a city near you. It would definitely be worth it, this tour shows the true heights and depths of Skillet's rawk-your-face-off passion.

Posted: February 15, 2009

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Skillet now in studio recording -
in CALIFORNIA!

As promised, Skillet is keeping Panheads up-to-date on what's happening with the studio process. They have already posted a myspace blog saying they've moved to California for a couple of months to record at a studio there with an amazing producer. Skillet also just posted a new myspace video today showing them in California and doing some stretches! So take advantage of this behind the scenes posting and tune in with Skillet as they record another sizzling album! :)

                                                                           Posted: Jan. 13, 2009



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About the latest album, "Awake"
One of Christian music’s top-selling rock bands, GRAMMY®-nominated Skillet returns with its latest recording capturing the raw energy and multi-textured sonic landscape for which they have become known. A mixture of dissonant chords, anthemic builds and memorable vocal interpretation combine to form a progressive, yet classic rock-influenced sound that’s all their own. Skillet’s straightforward message and innovative sound has garnered the band seven #1 songs and an avid fan base.

Experience pounding, classically influenced rock with a progressive edge, colored by dissonant chords, and gutsy vocals on the latest release from Skillet, best known for hits including “Savior.” Relevant, innovative and unforgettable, Skillet continues its tradition of a straightforward, in-your-face gospel message of hope.

 

 

ANOTHER new shirt available in the Skillet store!

Skillet Biography:
         Classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks, and undeniably catchy choruses... hints of old school progressive rock mixed in with modern alternative flourishes... touches of classical influence as swelling strings intersect with sonic adrenaline rushes. It's indeed a fusion unlike any other, marking the latest chapter in the continuous evolution of Skillet, whose moniker couldn't be more fitting for their explosive new Lava/Atlantic Records release, Comatose.
         More than just making a disc packed with killer compositions, John Cooper hopes Comatose's deeper meaning will strike a chord on all levels with listeners from any walk of life. "We live in a time where technology and information is so fast, but somehow we've never felt more alone," he sums up, referencing a line by Matthew McConaughey in Contact. "We're all so desperately trying to communicate with each other online with MySpace and instant messenger that no one gets to know one another, and they feel so alone with nobody to talk to about their problems. So I guess in Bono-esque fashion we're talking about how we need to wake up and come out of the sleep we're in and start reaching out to one another, getting it right in our own lives and actually being there for someone else."

"As soon as my feet hit the stage, I know no matter how many people are there I'm going to give it everything I've got. I'm going to do the best show I can do; the wildest show. I'm gonna rock it. I think we captured that feeling on our record [Comatose]."
 - John Cooper

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March 23, 2008
 
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Panhead Awards 2008 Winner

A ticket to a Skillet concert. - $15.

A Skillet cd and t-shirt. - $35.

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