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In this song, Scott Stapp
sings about those who oppress the band with their words and hatred. He seems to be referring to the media and critics who lashed out at Creed, and asks what they would do if faced with a similar situation.
This song may have marked the peak of Creed's success and the beginning of the Creed backlash. They had released only three albums, but got constant airplay from 1997-2001. Human Clay was their second album, and soon after their third album Weathered was released, radio saturation made listeners weary of their sound.
This was used in the 2000 movie Scream 3. Creed helped produce the soundtrack. The music video showed the band getting offed one-by-one by the infamous Ghostface from Scream. The video also features David Arquette.
According to guitarist Mark Tremonti, the intro was inspired by both "Paint It Black" from The Rolling Stones and the Nintendo game Zelda. (thanks, Aaron - Chicago, IL, for above 2)
The album was recorded at a house outside of Tallahassee. Lead singer Scott Stapp moved there after reading that Jim Morrison had lived in Tallahassee.
When American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry sang this on the show in 2006, judge Simon Cowell told him: "There is a line you don't cross. Creed would not be seen dead on this show."
Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Richard Patrick of Filter
"Hey Man, Nice Shot" was nearly a Nine Inch Nails song, as Richard was working with Trent Reznor when he came up with it.