Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock alternative rock alternative hard rock grunge post-grunge Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Released in August 1998, Creed’s debut album, My Own Prison, quickly made an impact on the US Billboard charts, after initially being released independently six months earlier. The band was formed by Scott Stapp (8 August 1973, Orlando, Florida, USA; vocals), Mark Tremonti (b. 18 April 1974, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar/vocals), Brian Marshall (b. 24 April 1974, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; bass) and Scott Phillips (b. Thomas Scott Phillips, 22 February 1973, Valdosta, Georgia, USA; drums). Singer-songwriter Stapp put Creed’s connection with its fanbase down to the Tallahassee, Florida, USA band’s sense of personal honesty and integrity: ‘However they may interpret our music, I think they’re feeling the honesty and passion of it, and they know it’s sincere.’ Stapp had dropped out of Florida State University, where he was studying to be a lawyer, to pursue his musical interests. He became estranged from his religious parents, and...

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