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Old 09-26-2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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Here is an article that gives a little insight on Stapp

Flip recently gave this interview with the Ohio Freetimes Weekly and gave some rather good insight on the breakup and Stapp's role in it. Good article: CLICK HERE

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Quote: New Day Rising : Creed's Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips carry on in Alter Bridge
By Ed Condran Wednesday, September 22, 2004


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ALTER BRIDGE
Out to prove itself.
WHEN THE OVERLY EARNEST, mega-popular Creed splintered ten months ago, word was there was considerable friction among singer Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott Phillips. That reportedly was why Tremonti and Phillips left Creed behind to form Alter Bridge.

“I don't want to say that Scott was necessarily hard to deal with,” Phillips says, calling from Jacksonville. “But there was not a lot of compromising from his side. I don't want to say it was his way or the highway, but you had to explain your side several times if you were in disagreeance with him. I don't want to say he was a control freak, but he wanted to be in command of a situation.”

It's not hard to read between Phillips' lines. Stapp was overbearing, and his former bandmates aren't shedding any tears over his departure. Phillips apparently feels uncomfortable venting about Stapp, who was rumored to be about as cuddly as a cactus, but it's obvious he's relieved to be no longer keeping time for rock's next David Lee Roth.

“The situation between the guys and Stapp was pretty bad,” comedian Larry the Cable Guy told me in a separate interview. “I'm very good friends with Mark and told him they should dump the guy. I guess I'm the person who broke up Creed.”

The anecdote cracks up Phillips, who would not confirm that Larry the Cable Guy is responsible for the dissolution of Creed.

“I don't think that's so,” Phillips says. “Let's just say we ran our course. It was time to move on for everybody. I'm not going to run my mouth at Scott and say all these bad things about him. Let's just say we had our differences and leave it at that.”

Alter Bridge, which also includes bassist Brian Marshall, tabbed former Mayfield Four vocalist Myles Kennedy, who's a better fit for Tremonti's sonic vision. Kennedy's tenor better suits the group's alt-rock attack. At times Stapp's baritone pushed Creed toward musical theater. And yet the Alter Bridge debut, One Day Remains , is an uneven project. However, the disc is better than any of the Creed releases. Stapp's bombastic vocals are hardly missed. It helps that his replacement is more than capable. Kennedy's Chris Cornell-esque wail and Tremonti's powerful riffs are the band's strength, though at times the material is just too ponderous and serious. However, Creed fans will love the religious imagery and the relentlessly catchy “Open Your Eyes” and the melodic “Shed My Skin.”

“We just tried to be true to ourselves and be consistent when we were making this album,” Phillips says. “We did whatever we felt was right. If we wanted to put a three-minute drum solo in a radio single, we would have done it. We didn't let the process become a burden. We did what we needed to do, but we also had fun with this album.”

Is Phillips implying there was no fun in the studio as a member of Creed? “I wouldn't say that,” he says. “It was just different. We're having so much fun with Myles. It's a completely different situation. But we wanted a different situation this time. It didn't make sense to work with a guy who sings just like Scott. Myles is more of a rock singer than Scott. Myles is a passionate vocalist who is also subtle. Myles is every bit as charismatic as Scott, but he brings something different to us. We're in a very exciting situation. We're all on the same page, and I can't tell you how good of a thing that is. It just makes everything that much easier.”

Don't count on the members of Alter Bridge tapping Stapp as tour support. There has been no contact between Stapp and his former bandmates since the breakup. When asked if Phillips would call Stapp a friend, he chuckles, “I would use the term loosely.”

Alter Bridge has an obvious advantage over other new bands, courtesy of Creed's platinum-plus success. However, most rock fans are fickle and suffer from short-term memory, so Alter Bridge, which makes its Cleveland debut Saturday at the Odeon, will have to make its mark soon.

“We're ready for that,” Phillips says. “We're going to have to make it as Alter Bridge. Creed is over. We're not playing arenas now, and that's all right. We're going out now and proving ourselves. We just want to go out and play the music we believe in and let everything take care of itself.”

It'll be interesting to see how well Alter Bridge does commercially. Much of Creed's success came courtesy of Stapp's rock-star appeal.

“Scott does have a big personality,” Phillips says. “There's no doubt about that. But when you get down to it with Creed, I really believe it was the band that made Creed what it was. There is no doubt that Scott was a big part of that. But now Myles is a big part of this band, and we're more than willing to take our chances with him. I'm really confident with what we have here. We're going to go out and just see what happens. The chemistry is totally there in the studio and onstage. We have a very special thing here.”
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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Quote: “The situation between the guys and Stapp was pretty bad,” comedian Larry the Cable Guy told me in a separate interview. “I'm very good friends with Mark and told him they should dump the guy. I guess I'm the person who broke up Creed.”
Fuck larry the Cable Guy.

I think Alter Bridge is a terrific band, but I'll ner like them as much as I did Creed.
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:49 AM   #3
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That barritone voice and Stapp's lyrics are what drew me into Creed. Creed will always rule in my book. AB can't even compare with the passion that Scott put into those songs. I miss Creed soooo much. Life will never be the same. Just glad I have what they did give.

Sorry the boys feel that way, it's really a shame.
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:56 AM   #4
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What a bunch of crap. It figures this was posted by a pitter. They only time they post is when they have something negative to "share" about Scott. At least he has apologized for his part in the break-up. The remaining members could have a little class and do the same instead of putting it all on Stapp. The more I read about those guys, the less respect I have for them...and at this point, it's pretty much zero!
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Old 09-26-2004, 09:33 AM   #5
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Such hostility farmgirl. You really should lighten up a little bit. Relax.

It's not good for you to be so negative.
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Old 09-26-2004, 10:58 AM   #6
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oh come on if they are all saying the same slightly veiled negative comments then what does that tell you? take off the rose-coloured glasses please........
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:43 AM   #7
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Quote: (Originally Posted by handmedown) oh come on if they are all saying the same slightly veiled negative comments then what does that tell you? take off the rose-coloured glasses please........

Could be the same looking at the other side..
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:43 AM   #8
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Quote: What a bunch of crap. It figures this was posted by a pitter. They only time they post is when they have something negative to "share" about Scott. At least he has apologized for his part in the break-up. The remaining members could have a little class and do the same instead of putting it all on Stapp. The more I read about those guys, the less respect I have for them...and at this point, it's pretty much zero!

You're right, farmgirl...stapp has apologized...and it's a sad statement that it's still not enough for some...

As for anyone else apologizing...don't hold your breath...

Quote: Phillips says. “Let's just say we ran our course. It was time to move on for everybody. I'm not going to run my mouth at Scott and say all these bad things about him. Let's just say we had our differences and leave it at that.”

That is the KEY phrase out of the whole interview on anything that should have been said publically about stapp...he should have left it there...like the saying goes...if you can't say something nice then it's better not to say anything at all...

as for you TRX...posting this as you did was a most vindictive move...talk about stirring the pot?...your spin on this article at this bb was done intentionally to cause friction...

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Old 09-26-2004, 11:48 AM   #9
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WOW, why so negative guys?
A band broke up, maybe they had a fight maybe not.
They were big, there was a lot of pressure, what does it matte?
Maybe they are not real friends right now, does it matter?

NO, give them time, they were friends in the past and they will be friends again in the future.
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Old 09-26-2004, 12:41 PM   #10
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Quote: (Originally Posted by farmgirl) What a bunch of crap. It figures this was posted by a pitter. They only time they post is when they have something negative to "share" about Scott. At least he has apologized for his part in the break-up. The remaining members could have a little class and do the same instead of putting it all on Stapp. The more I read about those guys, the less respect I have for them...and at this point, it's pretty much zero!
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Quote: ALTER BRIDGE
Out to prove itself.

Given that this is the title of the article, I think this whole thread should've been posted in the Alterbridge forum. It's only causing discontent being posted in the Stapp forum. I'm moving it to the proper forum.
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Quote: as for you TRX...posting this as you did was a most vindictive move...talk about stirring the pot?...your spin on this article at this bb was done intentionally to cause friction...

What "spin", Ann? I posted it on many boards because it's a new interview with information about stapp and the creed breakup. You posted about it and made a link for it in another thread somewhere else too. Does that mean that you're also a 'most vindictive, pot stirring friction-causer' ? Come on "Ann", grow up and stop trying to paint everyone else to be the bad guy.

I did the same thing that many other people do every day, including yourself. Why does that make me wrong?

Thank you for redirecting the thread Terri. What would we do without on-the-ball mods?
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Quote: (Originally Posted by handmedown) oh come on if they are all saying the same slightly veiled negative comments then what does that tell you? take off the rose-coloured glasses please........
AMEN! They all had a hand in the breakup. The bottom line is, they weren't going anywhere as Creed, and they all recognized that. I appreciate the fact that they are at least telling us something than the usual spin.
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Quote: What "spin", Ann?

You know exactly what i mean..maybe the thread being moved and the differences in title could be a clue?

and yeah..i posted a link to it on another bb...altho, i chose to focus on the anectdote (sp) of Larry the Cable Guy, 'cause i found his comment sarcastically funny...when i made my post...it was NOT refering to stapp...

If you were focusing on just what Flip had to say in general...you would have posted it in the right forum to begin with...

you're right, people do this everyday...post articles and interviews to share news...but it's also easy to manipulate it for your own purposes too...as for painting anyone as a "bad guy"...far from it...i just DO NOT agree with your methods, TRX...

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Insight on Stapp - this is posted in the wrong forum!!
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