Alter Bridge was born from the ashes of hugely successful US alt rock outfit Creed. When that band called it a day in 2004, Mark Tremonti (18 April 1974, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar) and Scott Phillips (b. Thomas Scott Phillips, 22 February 1973, Valdosta, Georgia, USA; drums) cut all ties with messianic vocalist Scott Stapp and joined up with former Creed colleague Brian Marshall (b. 24 April 1973, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; bass) in a new project. Joined by ex-Mayfield Four singer Myles Kennedy (b. 27 November 1969, Spokane, Washington, USA), the quartet named themselves Alter Bridge and began work on a new studio album for the Wind-up label. Although Tremonti and Phillips claimed their new direction would avoid the stadium rock leanings of Creed in favour of a harder-edged metal sound, commercial dictates saw to it that much of the resulting One Day Remains was aimed squarely at Creeds sizeable audience. The quasi-spiritual leanings of Burn It...