“Scott Stapp from Creed is broke & living in a Holiday Inn” links

Scott Stapp

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  1. Angie says:

    He’s kinda hot…I got a free bedroom I could rent out – cheaper than Holiday Inn :)

    • Kiddo says:

      Angie, are we looking at the SAME top photo?

    • bluhare says:

      Good luck with that. He thinks ISIS is after his kid and is currently on a psychiatric hold.

      • Ag says:

        i wonder if it’s mental health issues, or “just” the drugs. prob both. either way, sad. i hope that they take his guns away so that he can’t freaking kill anyone.

      • FLORC says:

        It’s being reported every drug under the sun was involved. PCP being the big one that drove him to irratic and violent behavior. Sounds like the worst info is yet to come out at this point.

    • homegrrrlll says:

      Angie, I’m with you. Unfortunately. I’m all about the rescue. I acted on the impluse – once- to rehab a rock star type guy. Dismal. fail. Never. Again.
      Oh and about Kendra- I believe she felt having sex as an 18 yr old w/a near octogenarian was a “job”. The playboy mansion is run like a brothel for one client- Hugh Hefner- and is this even legal?
      This makes me want to increase the legal age of consent to age 25 when the frontal cortex (brain center for logic etc) is closer to maturity. I know technically she was an adult, but on a gut level I feel she and others are violated in the Playboy Mansion. ( no condoms for Hugh either…sad and infinity sad) Some say her comments are TMI but it’s about time we all expose the “bunny” myth. The mansion sounds vile.

      • Jag says:

        If an 18 year old woman doesn’t realize that being Hugh’s girlfriend entailed having sex with him, she was very naive. When she was told what she was expected to do, she could have said “no” and walked away. No one was forcing her to do anything with him. She wanted the money and the lifestyle, so she did what he wanted. Now that she got her fame from him, she’s saying bad things about his lifestyle; she didn’t have to participate and she went along with it long enough to make a name for herself. As for having sex with him without a condom, that was very stupid of her and the other women to do.

      • Longhorn says:

        @Jag Agree with you 100%

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  2. Hautie says:

    “Scott Stapp is losing his mind & living in a Holiday Inn…”

    Meth is a helluva of a drug. Time to get dried out at rehab.

    Better he do it himself, before he jacks around and get arrested for something stupid.

    And gets to rehab for free, at the county jail.

  3. lunchcoma says:

    Not so coincidentally, Stapp’s wife just filed for divorce. I’m thinking his claims of poverty might have a motivation behind them.

    • Kiddo says:

      I’m not an expert on being a total dick and meth addict, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

      • bluhare says:

        By the way, Kiddo, that was pretty funny. :)

        And I saw your “hey bluhare” the other day and by the time I saw it I figured it was so far in the dungeon I didn’t respond. But nice to see you too!

    • bluhare says:

      He’s currently on a psychiatric hold. A bit more than angling for a cheap divorce.

      • Kiddo says:

        Ah, sounds like a good idea.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Ah, yeah, that makes the story a little more complicated. I am still fairly skeptical whether he’s broke, given his reported living arrangements prior to the psychiatric hold, but I think it’s possible that whatever he’s dealing with may be affecting his ability to assess his financial condition as well.

      • bluhare says:

        Yeah, it’s probably drug induced but if he’s so bad that he’s involuntarily committed, then he’s really messed up.

        I don’t know that he’s broke either, but rich “broke” and my definition of broke might be two different things. :)

    • Jag says:


      What I read about the situation showed some texts that Stapp had sent his wife just before she filed for divorce. In them, he threatened to come kill her and the children. I think she’s quite justified in divorcing him asap.

  4. break says:

    Broke people don’t live at the Holiday Inn.

  5. Godwina says:

    *plots some wisecrack about Christian rock bands, decides it might be offensive, walks away quietly*

    • Gen says:

      Christian rock bands? Was Creed “Christian”?

      • Ag says:

        yes, very much so.

      • shizwhat says:

        I thought they always denied this. In fact that was the only thing I knew about this band, how they always got asked if they were Christian rock and how they always rolled their eyes and said no.

      • tarheel says:

        Yes, even though Stapp was banging every groupie in sight.

      • FLORC says:

        This is really funny and has been the subject of jokes since Creed became big. South Parks Christian music episode was the best imo at highlighting this.
        That bad bands claim to be christian to tap into the built in fan base.

        I’ve read so many interviews where Creed claims to be Christian music, Christians themselves and not either. Their songs did take a large step to sounding very religous. They (like Cartman in that episode) can make songs that sound christian, but do not practice in day to day.

        The awesome band Collective Soul was thought to be Christian Rock, but they’ve flat out denied that.

        Stapp was not nice. Not to his fans, employees, peers, and family. He was everything I was taught christians aren’t.

      • Petee says:

        They were a hard rock group with a Christian singer.Since he wrote the lyrics and was the one that got all the attention from the press that is why everyone thought they were.Their guitarist Mark Tremonti was not happy about this at all.Scott Stapp was very screwed up because of his Christian upbringing.His Stepfather was verbally,physically and mentally abused him and had religion shoved down his throat.He left home at 16 or seventeen after he was finally able to defend himself against his Stepfather and was homeless for awhile.He wrote a biography a few years ago and it explains everything.

  6. Tippy says:

    I hate the fact that Jimmy Fallon feels the need to insinuate himself into every act on his show.

  7. silken_floss says:

    Was this his Sacrifice?
    Will Scott soon be begging with palms wide open?

    I’ll be all week, folks! *rimshot*

  8. **sighs** says:

    Ho-tel, mo-tel, Holiday Inn.

    • mia girl says:

      My sisters and I karaoked that tune last night at our Thanksgiving blow out!
      ‘Cause nothin says thanksgiving like 3 slightly buzzed women rapping terribly into a crackly microphone.

  9. Cel says:

    If James Cameron threw a little nausea and vomiting into his description of what he thinks the reaction will be to an Avatar sequel, he pretty much nailed my reaction to the original.

  10. jane16 says:

    I’ve always heard bad stuff about him, that he was a total to douche to everyone in his life. Hard to work up sympathy for him.

  11. tarheel says:

    His wife is divorcing his literally crazy ass, and he cleaned out the ban account and is setting this all up so he can try and not give her and his kids any money.

  12. moo says:

    Just say no, kiddies.

  13. Lilian says:

    Wow I didn’t know he was so far down the hole like this. A few years ago he was supposed to play solo in Brazil, I got tickets and all, being a big Creed fan, but he ended up cancelling, I guess not enough tickets sold. I saw his nearly 16-min rant on youtube and it’s shocking, it’s hard to say what the angle is here. He keeps smacking his lips every 5 secs or so which is very annoying and a commenter asked if he has any teeth left. You can’t tell watching the video. Anyway… too bad for him… I guess the stupid stuff we do in life always catches up with us one way or the other…

  14. ToodySezHey says:

    Dude ain’t broke. Creed sold 40 million albums world wide.

    Add in 3 major tours in support of their albums and the merchandising that results from it…not to mention Creed wrote their own material so they get more points per album than say a Britney Spears.

    Dude is easily sitting on 20 to 30 million.

    what we have here is somebody whacked out in amphetamines. Maybe on a subconscious level somebody wanting to return to a lifestyle they had before game and big money.

    either way. .I’ve heard no word of the wife and his children living in distress. Dude is just nutso.

  15. LaurieH says:

    I realize the jokes practically write themselves here, and the fact that Creed was a Christian rock band makes Scott Stapp even more of a target for ridicule and scorn – but honestly, it’s not actually funny. Drug abuse and/or mental illness isn’t funny. It’s sad. Some people have pointed to things Stapp has said/done in the past as justification for their judgment…not so much. Mostly, in this case, I am thinking of his wife and his kid. Put yourself in their shoes. You meet a guy, you fall in love, you get married and have a child – and then you watch as that person’s personal demons tear them apart and you’re helpless to do anything about it. You’re hurt, you’re angry, you’re confused – you might even blame yourself in part – but at the moment, when all attempts to help the person have failed, all you can think about is removing yourself (and especially your child) out of the chaos and hope that person you once loved so much (and may still love) will be able to find the help they need to find peace. It could be any one of us – in either position. I am sure Scott Stapp never thought it would be him. I’m sure Stapp’s wife never thought it would be her. And yet, here we are.

    • jenn12 says:

      She even adopted his son from his first marriage.

    • Veronica says:

      I was thinking about that, myself. Back when Creed was at its peak, I recall stories of him showing up hammered to concerts and being unable to perform, which tells me addiction has been a problem he’s struggled with for a very long time. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, if not for him but for the people in his life. We tend to focus on the user when it comes to damage of addiction, but really, it has a way of destroying everything in its path.

    • Kiddo says:

      When I wrote my comment about staying in a Holiday Inn, I didn’t realize that he had been put on an involuntary psychiatric hold. But he had instances of being a douche-nozzle in the past. Maybe he was always mentally ill or drug addicted, or maybe he was always mentally ill with drug addictions. But that doesn’t preclude the idea that he was also an ahole.
      I feel sorry for the family, but I don’t think he was the nicest person from the get. Supposedly there were incidences of domestic violence. Kid Rock, a guy I don’t care too much for either, said that Scott was releasing the bus BJ tape to get attention for an album. One of the women involved filed a suit. He has compared his band to he quality of Led Zeppelin, which..come on.. megalomania, maybe? I can’t find links, but I recall hearing about him being an absolute jerk to others in the band.

      He purportedly was singing about Christian values: http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/18/movies/pop-review-grunge-gets-religion-and-it-s-not-pretty.html ,“Instead of proselytizing, Mr. Stapp tends to sing about the misery brought on by sin and lack of faith. The band’s hit song ”My Own Prison” is a vision of hell. Other songs denounced abortion and disparaged affirmative action”. , while sleeping with every groupie possible.

      So in that sense, maybe he is a little less sympathetic than other addicts. Just like some people are less sympathetic characters than others in general, regardless of no drug use or mental illness. *See Rush Limbaugh.

      I wish him no harm, but I also don’t have an abundance of sad-warmth or surprise at his predicament.