Talk:Skillet (band)

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merge prop[edit]

The former drummer Lori Peters doent appear to meet WP:MUSIC apart from the band. She also appears to have zero independent coverage, and has not done any serious solo work or work with another notable band. So I think it would be apropriate to merge anything useful to this article, then redirect the article. --Kraftlos (Talk | Contrib) 01:50, 24 July 2009 (UTC


She was with the band for 6ish years and was very notable during her career with the band I think it would be a bit to hasty to merge her article for a while anyway. Especially now with a new Skillet album coming out she may make a statement about it in the media, or even make an announcement about a new project or something. I don't recall the specifics but Panhead.com had an artical up about how she was doing a while back, maybe you could look into that. 9:23, 24th August (NZT)


Metal[edit]

I have accidentally removed something that I didn't want to remove. I have recently saw an interview on TV about skillet and the lead singer (John Cooper) said that he does not like his band to be labeled as metal (Sorry, but I don't have anything to show prove). So I just wanted to remove the genre "Nu-metal" and "symphonic metal". I also think this should be done because they are not a metal band. As said under the wiki page Nu-Metal, "Nu metal also derives influences from multiple sub-genres of heavy metal including rap metal, funk metal, alternative metal and thrash metal" it is not correct that Skillet is even under this because they do not fit in any of the other categories. For example, thrash metal is "a subgenre of heavy metal that is characterized most typically by its fast tempo and aggression. (Wiki page Thrash Metal)" Instead Skillet brings no fast tempos and are not aggressive. Tempo is self-explainatory but they are not considered aggressive because vocally, thrash metal has to employ an aggressive voice, but does not have that. Instated, they have a guy singing his lycris like a pop song along with a girl singing the same way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.101.112.214 (talkcontribs) 22:59 26 September 2013 (UTC)

This is in reference to this edit and my reverting it.
That's great that they don't want to be called metal, but it's not what they want that matters. It's what reliable sources think they sound like that matters. Since metal has a broad spectrum of sounds they are on the mellow edge of it and probably more hard rock, but the question is: what to the sources that are attached to the genre say about their sound. If they say metal, they're metal.
As for their impression of their own sound, if you can find a transcription of the interview or a live archive of the piece, we could add a style section and discuss that there. In fact a style section would be appropriate and then we could move the references out of the infobox and into that section.
Two other problems with your edit:
  1. You did it without an edit summary. Other editors can't read your mind so we don't know if you're doing something constructive or not.
  2. You did it without an account. While anyone can edit, when you combine the previous issue with this one, it becomes suspicious.
I'm sorry if I didn't assume good faith. Walter Görlitz (talk) 23:22, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Members[edit]

I believe the list of "members" on the right-hand column is wrong. While Jonathan Chu and Tate Olsen are part of the touring band, I do not believe they are part of the "band" which makes up Skillet, and it needs to be changed, unless something has changed with the lineup I am not aware of. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.83.134.131 (talk) 16:52, 8 January 2014 (UTC)