Korey Cooper

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Korey Cooper
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Korey Cooper at the Alive Festival in June 2013
Background information
Birth name Korene Marie Pingitore
Born (1972-07-21) July 21, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres Christian metal, alternative metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Keyboards, guitar, vocals
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Skillet

Korey Cooper (born Korene Marie Pingitore; July 21, 1972) is the keyboardist, guitarist, and backing vocalist for the Christian Rock band Skillet. Her husband, John Cooper, is the lead singer and bassist of the band, as well as one of the founding members. She has made contributions as a backing vocalist in addition to guitars and keyboards.

Cooper joined Skillet in 1999, between the albums Hey You, I Love Your Soul and Invincible. Their album Comatose was certified as Gold on November 18, 2009.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Cooper and her husband John have tattooed wedding rings on their fingers, instead of the traditional jewelry bands.[citation needed] They have two children; Alexandria (born 2002) and Xavier (born 2005). Korey started playing guitar on stage with Skillet in 2003. She learned how to play about 4 months prior to that date. Other guitarists substituted for her when the children were born. Cooper and her husband have co-written many of Skillet's songs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skillet’s "Comatose" Goes Gold, "Awake" Passes 200K In Sales". Ardent Records. 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2011-09-25.