Ко́ри Ку́пер (англ. Korey Cooper , род. 21 июля 1972 года) — клавишница, гитаристка и бэк-вокалистка американской христианской рок-группы Skillet из города Кеноши. Её муж, Джон Купер, вокалист и бас-гитарист группы, также ещё и основатель коллектива.
Перед вступлением в группу Кори была членом группы Alkeme вместе с Лори Петерс, а также с другими людьми из её церкви и со своей сестрой.
Во время турне в защиту Hey You, I Love Your Soul к Skillet присоединилась жена Джона — Кори Купер. Кори родилась в христианской семье, и, подрастая, занялась музыкой, впоследствии став лидером прославления в церкви вместе с Джоном, где пастором был её отец. Ещё с юного возраста Кори любила слушать U2, Питера Габриела (Peter Gabriel), Сару МакЛахлан (Sarah McLachlan) и т. п. Впервые Кори покаялась в 5 лет, а в 13 ей было откровение, что вся её жизнь должна пройти в музыкальном служении.
Муж Кори — Джон Купер, вокалист и басист группы. У них есть двое детей: Александрия (Alexandria) (2002) и Ксавиер (Xavier) (2005). Когда рождались дети, в группе Кори подменяли другие гитаристы. Она также является соавтором многих песен Skillet вместе со своим мужем. Вместо обыденных обручальных колец Кори и Джон сделали татуировки в виде обручальных колец. Купер начала играть на гитаре, когда вступила в Skillet, училась играть во время первой беременности.
Биография [ править ]
Перед вступлением в группу, Кори была членом группы Alkeme вместе с Лори Петерс и так же с другими людьми из её церкви и со своей сестрой.
Кори присоединилась к группе в 1999 между альбомами Hey You, I Love Your Soul и Invincible. Альбом Comatose был сертифицирован как Золотой 18 ноября 2009 года. 
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- John Cooper – lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar (1996–present), keyboards (1996–1999)
- Korey Cooper – rhythm guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals (1999–present)
- Jen Ledger – drums, percussion, backing vocals, co-lead vocals (2008–present)
- Seth Morrison – lead guitar (2011–present)
- Ken Steorts – lead and rhythm guitar (1996–1999)
- Kevin Haaland – lead guitar (1999–2001)
- Ben Kasica – lead guitar (2001–2011)
- Jonathan Salas – lead guitar (2011)
- Trey McClurkin – drums (1996–2000)
- Lori Peters – drums (2000–2008)
- Billy Dawson – rhythm and lead guitar (2000)
- Chris Marvin – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals (2002–2003, 2005–2006)
- Faith Stern – keyboards, backing vocals (2002–2003)
- Andrea Winchell – keyboards (2005–2006)
- Scotty Rock – bass guitar (2009–2011)
- Jonathan Chu – violin (2008–2015)
- Drew Griffin – violin (2017)
Муж Кори — Джон Купер, вокалист группы. У них есть двое детей: Александрия (Alexandria) (родилась в 2002) и Ксавиер (Xavier) (родился в 2005). Другие гитаристы заменяли Кори, когда рождались дети. Она так же является соавтором многих песен Skillet вместе со своим мужем.
Personal life Edit
Cooper and husband John have tattooed wedding rings on their fingers, instead of the
Musical style [ ]
The band's style has been described as Christian rock,    Christian metal,   alternative rock,   hard rock,   nu metal,  and symphonic metal.  The band's eponymous debut album was characterized by its grunge influences, while their follow-up album, Hey You, I Love Your Soul was noted for "its electronic elements and industrial feel."  Their music can also be described as an aspiration, according to Cooper's idea for a perfect music is to 'unite' individuals spiritually and socially.  Allmusic reviewer James Christopher Monger described the band's musical style as a fusion of "alt-metal, hard rock, post-grunge, and soaring alternative rock," in his review for the band's 2013 album, Rise. 
In the middle of 2005, Korey Cooper took a break from performing, due to her pregnancy with their second child. Her rhythm guitar and keyboard roles were temporarily filled by two people: Andrea Winchell (who would later become the Coopers' nanny) on keys and Chris Marvin (lead singer/guitar of The Spark) on guitar.
Skillet toured with Ron Luce and Teen Mania Ministries on their Acquire The Fire Tour across the United States and Canada in 2007. When they returned, Skillet had plans to co-headline the Justice & Mercy Tour with Flyleaf, but the tour was postponed and ultimately canceled after a number of shows due to Flyleaf lead vocalist Lacey Mosley's vocal problems. They then toured with Luce's Global Expions program on a summer missions trip with teenagers to Mexico. In 2008, they joined Teen Mania Ministries and toured with Acquire the Fire.
Skillet joined Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Seether on the first half of their tour in fall 2007.  Then Skillet headlined their own Comatose Tour alongside Thousand Foot Krutch and traveled to approximately 30 cities. The tour started on March 28 and ran through May 11, 2008.  Skillet toured again from April 2009 through June 2009 with Decyfer Down and Disciple. This tour was called Comatose Tour 2009 (essentially a second branch of the 2008 Comatose Tour). In fall of 2009, Skillet began touring with Hawk Nelson, Decyfer Down, and The Letter Black to promote Skillet's album Awake. The Awake & Alive Tour encompassed 52 cities from October through January.
Skillet appeared at the 2009 Night of Joy Christian rock festival at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.  This marked the band's first absence from Universal Studios Orlando's Rock the Universe in five years due to conflicting schedules. However, they were able to perform the following year, in 2010. On September 26, 2009, Skillet appeared at Awakening Music Festival in Leesburg, Virginia, alongside Jeremy Camp, Kutless, Hawk Nelson, Disciple, Decyfer Down, and others. Skillet also played at the Super Dome in New Orleans for the ELCA National Youth Gathering in 2009.
Skillet headlined two separate Rock the River tours, run by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and hosted by Franklin Graham. Those tours were Rock the River: Midwest in the summer of 2009 and Rock the River: West in the summer of 2010.
In January 2010, they toured with Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown through the East Coast of the United States.   They also announced on their live chat with fans on December 5, 2009 that they would be touring with TobyMac in March and April 2010. This was later expanded upon as the "Awake Tonight Tour" named after both artists' new albums.  House of Heroes joined them on the tour as the opening act.
In April and May, the band continued on a second branch of their Awake and Alive tour with The Letter Black and Red.   In April, it was also announced that the band would be touring with Creed and Theft in August and September 2010.  In October, the band will be co-headlining the "Monsters of Annihilation Tour" with Papa Roach. Trapt and My Darkest Days will be supporting acts.  They toured again with TobyMac in November and December as the 2010 version of the Winter Wonder Slam tour.  On July 4, Skillet played at Creation Festival East, and John Cooper called it the best show of Skillet's career. 
In January 2011, Skillet confirmed that they would be touring with Stone Sour and Theory of a Deadman on the Avalanche Tour. The tour began at the end of March 2011 and concluded on May 8 in Jacksonville, FL. Other supporting acts include Halestorm and Art of Dying. [ citation needed ] The band had a small international tour in January and February 2011 visiting Australia,  New Zealand's Parachute Music Festival,  and Japan. [ citation needed ] In October 2011, the band continued their Awake and Alive tour with Disciple, We as Human, and Manafest. [ citation needed ]
Skillet headlined the Winter Jam Tour 2012 for the central and eastern parts of the United States.  
Starting on August 13, 2013, Skillet toured with Shinedown, Papa Roach, and In This Moment on the Carnival of Madness Tour.  In October and November, the band arrives Europe supporting Nickelback's tour in twenty one shows.  The band closed the year headlining their own tour in Russia and a show in Ukraine. 
Skillet started coheadlining the Roadshow 2014 with Third Day during January and February.  Upon completion, the band continued coheadlining alongside Third Day in a spring tour.  Later in May, toured with TobyMac and Lecrae in the Summer Shed Tour.  Starting in the end of May, the band traveled to be part of European festivals during six weeks.  In August and September, they joined Godsmack, Seether, and Buckcherry in the Rockstar Uproar Festival in twenty one American cities.  In October and November, the band had its own tour in Europe and Russia, offering twenty-two shows. 
Starting January 2, 2015, they will co-headline the Winter Jam Tour 2015 in the central and eastern part of the United States alongside Jeremy Camp.  They will also be part of the Winter Jam Tour 2015 West Coast.
On May 11, 2016, Skillet announced a European tour from May 28 through July 3 including Rock am Ring. 
In July 2016, it was announced that Skillet would be going on a headlining Unleashed Tour with Sick Puppies, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Devour the Day, playing at club-sized venues in 18 cities primarily located along the East Coast of the United States to take place during September and October 2016.  In December 2016, a 27-city, second leg of the tour was announced.  Opening for Skillet on this second leg were Sick Puppies and Devour the Day.
In 2017, Skillet opened for Korn and Stone Sour on the second half of The Serenity of Summer Tour which started in Syracuse, New York on July 19 and finished in Cleveland, Ohio August 2.  Starting November 5, 2017, Skillet joined Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells, and Gawvi for five shows on the Air1 Hits Tour across the central United States. 
In 2018, Skillet headlined the Winter Jam tour for the third time, making it their fourth appearance to date.  Other bands that appeared on the 2018 Winter Jam tour include Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Building 429, Newsong, Jordan Feliz, and comedian John Crist, among others. In January 2018, Skillet announced they would be partnering with For King & Country to present the "joy. UNLEASHED" tour in April 2018, hitting a handful of mid-western and southern US cities. 
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Current touring and session musicians
Former touring and session musicians
Awards and recognition [ ]
Skillet was recognized on February 1, 2016 as having recorded the biggest digital single in the history of Christian Music since their song "Monster" has garnered over 2.6 million sales. It was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA, was the number one streaming Christian song of 2015, and was the number eight streaming rock song of 2015.