Career[ edit ] Creed: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. May Learn how and when to remove this template message Stapp is a founding member and lead vocalist of the American hard rock band Creed. After developing a friendship with an acquaintance, his future bandmate Mark Tremonti at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Stapp reunited with Tremonti while both attended Florida State University, and they quickly developed a friendship based on their mutual passion for music.
Stapp formed Creed with Tremonti in with fellow members Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips joining as bassist and drummer, respectively. Rhythm guitarist Brian Brasher was also briefly a member from until While often criticized and parodied, Creed is recognized by many as one of the major acts of the post-grunge movement of the late s and early s. The band released its debut album My Own Prison in to mainstream success, selling over six million copies.
Each of these songs reached No. The album was then followed in by Human Clay , which was an immediate success and certified diamond and eleven times platinum by the RIAA.
He was temporarily replaced by touring bassist Brett Hestla ,  with Tremonti handling the bass parts in the studio. After a tour, the band released another multi-platinum selling album, Weathered , in After months of speculation, despite early claims from Tremonti that Creed would never return,  it was announced that Creed had reunited with plans for a tour and a new album.
Creed supported the album by touring throughout North and South America, Canada, Europe, and Australia during the summers of and In March , Stapp reconvened with his Creed bandmates to rehearse for their "2 Nights" tour, during which the band performed its first two albums, My Own Prison and Human Clay , back to back in their entirety.
In October , Stapp noted in an interview that extensive work was done on the new album throughout and However, the project was suddenly abandoned, and Stapp stated he was unaware as to why. Stapp also hinted that the relationship between himself and Tremonti had once again broken down, leaving the future of the band uncertain.
Titled The Great Divide , the record was released in the U. It was certified platinum on December 14, The Great Divide has since reached double platinum. They are all members of the band Goneblind. Stapp appeared on Carlos Santana 's solo album Guitar Heaven: The album was released on September 21, Stapp said at the time, "It's been the dichotomy of my life over the last three-and-a-half, four years.
A song from this unreleased album, "A Prayer For Sunrise", was released in to promote his autobiography titled Sinner's Creed. In September 18, , Stapp said his second album will be Proof of Life. On October 8, the song "Slow Suicide" went to radio. The band released their second album and first with Stapp, also called The Madness on March 24, The Madness is just the beginning of what looks like a bright future". Bumblefoot absolutely shreds on song after song. The band is rounded out by brothers Jon and Vince Votta.
I can honestly say that I like every song on this album. The band is suing Stapp for " allegedly failing to tour with the band and participate in promotional photo and video shoots and publicity events as required by his contract.
While his contract with Art of Anarchy did not stop him from going on solo tours the lawsuit claims if Stapp had dedicated himself to the band the same way he did his solo work, Art of Anarchy "would have had a successful concert tour and its record contract would not have been terminated".
Stapp performed 80 solo concerts while only performing 18 with Art of Anarchy. Embassy in Tokyo , IsraAid , the U. Armed Forces , and the United Service Organizations , traveled to Japan and visited with victims of the tsunami in affected towns including Sendai and Ishinomaki along Japan's northeast coastline.
They were married for 16 months and divorced in Stapp has a son, Jagger, with Burns. After the couple's divorce, Stapp retained full custody of Jagger. Stapp was later set free on supervised release. In an interview about the minute video, Stapp said he did not believe oral sex was actual sex. Stapp says that he and Kid Rock have not spoken since the tape became public.
He retrieved two MP5s from his collection, put the guns to his head, but did not pull the triggers after looking at a picture of his son, Jagger. He later stated he had been convinced that anyone involved with Creed wanted him dead so he would become a " Kurt Cobain martyr-type" and increase record sales.
Says Scott, "I had crazy thoughts going through my head. He said, "I was in the throes of prednisone coming out of my body [ He did not give a time frame.