Creed are from Tallahassee, Florida. They played a lot of gigs around Florida State University when they were starting out.
They are the first band to have 4 #1 singles from their first album. My Own Prison contained the hits "My Own Prison," "What's This Life For?," "Torn," and "One."
Their first album cost about $6,000 to record. It sold over 4 million copies.
Stapp and Tremonti started the band.
They played at Woodstock '99. Robbie Krieger, the guitarist for The Doors, joined them on stage.
Stapp has had problems with his vocal cords. They have had to cancel shows or ask the audience to sing along to help him when he strains them.
Stapp has a temper. In April, 2001, he punched a man at a bar after he told Stapp he "Should have stuck with Pearl Jam."
One of their first names was "Naked Toddler."
Stapp comes from a very religious household where he was not allowed to listen to Rock music. His lyrics often reflect his Christian beliefs, but he says they are not a Christian band.
Creed got back together with all the original members in 2009 and released a new album on October 27, 2009.
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Four fans sued the band after a December 22, 2002 show where Scott Stapp appeared drunk and rolled around on the stage. Stapp claimed that he was rolling around during the song "Who's Got My Back" to make a personal statement, as he felt no one was looking out for him at the time.
Creed is often perceived as a Christian band, since there are a lot of spiritual themes on their first album. They have gone out of their way to explain they are not.
Creed were named the worst band of the 1990s by readers of Rolling Stone
. The 2013 poll also featured Nickelback
in second place and Limp Bizkit, third. The magazine were severe on the group in their comments, saying: "It's no surprise Creed won this poll – it wasn't even close. This is a band so hated that their own fans sued them after a famously bad show in Chicago in 2003. Scott Stapp is so despised that when a video surfaced of him getting a b--w job next to Kid Rock
, Kid Rock said he was mainly embarrassed people learned he was hanging out with Scott Stapp. Creed is basically as popular as Alter Bridge right now."
After making headlines with his increasingly erratic behavior in early 2015, Scott Stapp was told that he has bipolar disorder, which causes extreme mood swings. He told People that his diagnosis was initially "hard to process". Said Stapp: "There's a stigma associated with it. But [wife] Jaclyn kept telling me, 'Embrace it. We love you.' It became a big sign of relief, because finally, we had an answer."
In 2006, Scott Stapp
attempted suicide by leaping 40 feet from a Miami hotel balcony. The Creed singer fractured his skull and broke his hip and nose. Rapper T.I. discovered him on the ground a couple of hours later - Stapp credits him with saving his life.