Christian Rock Band Skillet Gains Mainstream Popularity With 'Rise' Album
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KENOSHA, Wis. -- KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Skillet has long been much more than a pan to Christian music fans, but a new set of mainstream music lovers are starting to get to know the rock band that has been around since the mid-1990s.
Skillet released its eighth album, "Rise," this June — coming off its best-selling album, "Awake," which went platinum after three years. But singer John Cooper hardly feels famous. "I like to tell people that Skillet is biggest selling band that you've never heard of," said Cooper at his home in Kenosha, Wis.
"People think I'm famous all the time, but they don't know who Skillet is," he said. "They always think I'm somebody else. They always think I'm Johnny Knoxville or Ryan Seacrest or somebody like that."
Off stage, Cooper and his wife, Korey, who also plays guitar and keyboards, live far from the spotlight in Kenosha, a southern Wisconsin city of about 100,000 people where Korey grew up. She has family nearby and her father started a church in the a
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