Creed

1995-2004, 2009-
Scott StappVocals
Mark TremontiGuitar
Brian MarshallBass1995-2000
Scott PhillipsDrums
Brett HestlaBass2000-
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  • 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."
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Comments: 19

  • Chris from Saint Paul, MnIf you look at their US album, there is a small notation inside the jewel case with the coordinates "N30º 14' ?.7 W084º 00' ?.4"
  • Natas Sacrisity from Spokane, WaI miss them... I loved 'one' It was really good. Creed was really awwsome when they were together and jearl jam... they suck. Plain and simple. Pearl Jam fans just wish p.j coulve compared.
    -sic
  • Hope from Florence, MtCreed is such a great band! I think it's sad that they broke up. I really liked a lot of their songs. I bought their greatest hits CD, and it's really good. My favorite band would have to be Lifehouse, but Creed still rocks hardcore.
  • Robyn from Tucson, AzI wonder how the other members of "Stapp's religious household" are feeling about Stapp and kid rock's sex tape release?? Hmmmmmmmm. And- where was his strong Christian background when he got trashed and ARRESTED at his own wedding???
  • Martin from Essex, Englandcreed stole their name from MC Creed and tryed to take him to court but they lost. creed even tryed to pay MC creed to change his name but he haven't accepted the offers
  • Adam Parker from Norwich, Englandcreed are the best band ever and great live
  • Robert from Pensacola, FlI really miss their work. socially aware without being politically correct. I hope to see more great southern bands come out soon.
  • Aric from Santander, SpainCREED rocks!! is one of the best bands ever, it has the best drumer, guitar and voice ever, all that people that say that creed is life peal jam are wrong, creed is UNIQUE... its a pity that they broke up but i know that alterbridge will succed and so will scott..
  • Mike from Spokane, WaCreeds lead singer, Scott stapp, left the band and was replaced by someone else. They are no longer called Creed, they are now Alterd bridge.
  • Matthew from Nr London, EnglandCreed are releasing their greatest hits later this year (in September of something) I think, it might be later though cos otherwise it'll clash with the alter bridge first album. Anyway, it's meant to be coming out later this year.
  • Goran from Skopje, Europei'm a big CREED fan and all that i can say is that my world crushed when i first heard that they're breaking up.Now i can just hope that Alter Bridge and Stapp solo will try to get somewhere close to Creed but i also know that there newer be a greater band!!!
  • Lorne from Toronto, CanadaAlthough they have some good tunes Creed is way too prentious as a band and Im glad they broke up.
  • Scott from Bismarck, NdHow about the two guys that went to a creed concert and subsequently sued them for the price of their tickets and emotional damage for "sucking" (hee hee) not sure if they won or lost though
  • Tom from St. Louis, MoCreed is for people who can't spell Pearl Jam
  • Anthony from Elmira, NyI've seen them 3 times and they put on the best show I've ever seen. It's full of emotion and it gives you goosebumps. If you only like their singles, you might not like the concerts as much as I did, but I live by the lyrics of Creed. It's more than music.
  • Hans from Oakdale, CaCreed is very one dimensional. And from what I have heard they are not that great live. But I still like their music.
  • Shannon from Benton, ArI saw them last night in concert...WOW!
    They are truly gifted!!
  • Antoinette from Bloemfontein, South Africacreed rocks my world
  • Benji from Brazoria, Txcreed rules
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