Rock & Roll Hall of Famers KISS and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades successfullylaunched KISS Kruise XI, sailing from Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico aboard Norwegian Jewel for two weeks of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll on the high seas from October 24 - 29, 2022 (Week 1) and October 29 - November 3, 2022 (Week 2).

Stryper performed on October 29th. Fan-filmed video of their full set can be viewed below.

The setlist was as follows:
"In God We Trust"
"Loving You"
"More Than A Man"
"Calling On You"
"All For One"
"Always There For You"
"The Way"
"The Valley"
"Soldiers Under Command"
"To Hell With The Devil"

If you're a fan of Sebastian Bach and / or Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, you're aware of their longstanding feud, going back to 2016, that evolved as all internet-fuelled he said / he said badmouthing exchanges do. The two singers put their conflict to rest during KISS Kruise XI, with Bach inviting Sweet on stage to perform KISS staple "God Gave Rock N' Roll To You" and the Van Halen classic "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love". Fan-filmed video is available below.

Metal Edge's Paul Gargano, who played a part in the reconciliation, spoke with Bach and Sweet after the show. Following is an excerpt from the interview.

On how their feud started

Bach: "The internet happened. Every single headline is, this guy said this about this guy, this guy said this about this guy. It's not about the new record, it's not about the new video. It's about this guy called this guy a name. And everybody reads shit about themselves online that they don't like, and then they they say something back. So it never ends."

Sweet: "You know, one thing said is maybe misconstrued or misunderstood, and another thing is said in retaliation, and then it heats up and people start fueling the fire and it just becomes a nightmare. That's what happened. And it went on for a long time and today was the day that we put all that aside, buried the hatchet and said, 'This is stupid.'"

Read the complete interview here.


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