Switchfoot is enjoying some great success with Fading West, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest ever behind 2007’s The Beautiful Letdown which peaked at No. 7.

Now, frontman Jon Foreman is taking a break to do some fun work. The Switchfoot frontman spent some time at To Write Love on Her Arms’ Heavy and Light, an annual forum where people can discuss topics in safety. (Though music does plays an integral part of the night.) At the culmination of the event, some of the performers present — including Foreman, Tristan Prettyman, Mary Lambert (sings the hook on a Macklemore track) and more — linked up and performed this version of the Bill Withers classic, “Lean on Me.” Pretty fantastic.


Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


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Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

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