Today’s sorta-unsurprising sign of an impending apocalypse: Bombastic post-grunge outfit Creed is getting back together for a new album and a two-month tour that kicks off in August; frontman Scott Stapp, who is probably right now enjoying his best day of, oh, the past five years or so, is saying that the jaunt won’t be a cash-in, but a “renewing and a rebirth.” (I knew there was something behind all that Twitter activity!) Perhaps unsurprisingly, he was the member of the band who initially had the idea for this reliving of past glories.
Stapp, who made the initial push for Creed to get back together, says it was awesome to see all the guys in one room again. “I said, ‘I love you and if I’ve ever caused you any pain in your life forgive me.’ And they said the same things right back.”
With any bad blood dissolved, the guys got back to jamming and planning a summer tour. “We’re not trying to stay in a certain place or conform to where we left off,” says Stapp. “The music is fresh, edgy, raw, passionate, honest and it rocks.”
“It’s just the right time and we’re all excited!”