Creed singer says upcoming book will ‘honestly share all of the experiences that I’ve gone through’
This year is shaping up to be a big year for Creed, as the iconic post-grunge rock band are setting out on a unique 2012 U.S. tour where the guys will be playing their seminal albums, 1997’s “My Own Prison” and 1999’s “Human Clay,” front-to-back, along with other chart-toppers from their litany.
“This is going to be a really busy year for Creed,” Creed lead singer Scott Stapp told Noisecreep. “Besides this tour, we’re currently writing our fifth album. We hope to have some new music out there during some point on the tour.” Stapp added that in addition to work with Creed, he’s also working on — get this — his first book! “It’s going to honestly share all of the experiences that I’ve gone through so far,” he said. “It’s also going to clear up some things that were out there about me, but that’s definitely not the focus of the book.”
Since Creed’s debut, the band’s sound has influenced a slew of rock bands, and while some guys might not like cranking up the radio only to hear a bunch of copycats on the dial, Stapp loves it. “Yeah, I hear it all the time, but I’m glad about that. I’m honored and it’s nice to see that we made an impact,” he said. “From a guitar standpoint, I think we were much more metal-influenced than a lot of the other bands that were on the radio when we first came out. I also think the way we combined our influences was easily digestible. It connected with a lot of people.
“It gave a lot of kids out there hope that they too could start a band and do this. It helped change the landscape and the vibe of what rock ‘n’ roll was like back in the late ’90s. Creed’s success also helped launch Christian Rock radio and what’s going on in that world these days. I know people like to call our music ‘post-grunge,’ but I really do hope that someone figures out a better name for it, because it deserves much more than that.” Check out Creed’s spring 2012 tour roster on the band’s artist page. (Courtesy photo via Wind-Up Records.)
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