Creed Singer Scott Stapp Wants $480K To Fund New Solo Album And Novel

Written by Tom Williams on 2nd December, 2014

Creed Singer Scott Stapp Wants $480K To Fund New Solo Album And Novel

After declaring himself penniless and being put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold by police last month, it appears Creed frontman Scott Stapp is now attempting to crowdfund USD$480,000 to help him record a new solo album and release his debut fiction novel.

A Fundly campaign page, apparently launched by Stapp, was shared to the Creed Facebook page recently. The notes for the campaign read, “Raising funds 4solo album #3. Using same team, Howard Bensen (Producer) & Chris Lord-Alge (Mix). At the same time, my first book in the fiction category. Need 2fund both projects.”

Stapp’s campaign has only seen around 150 people offer a combined total of roughly USD$680 at the time of writing. The campaign will run for roughly four months, and will be in competition with a Stop Scott Stapp campaign led by “SSS Association of America”, which is seeking USD$50,000 to stop another album from being made.

Some of Stapp’s bandmates and family members have recently shared their concerns over his welfare. When Stapp began publishing a series of “now playing” posts on the Creed Facebook page and his personal Facebook page earlier this week, his teenage son Jagger criticised his father’s actions.

According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Jagger took to Twitter to say, “My dad is too busy posting songs on his FB hiding out for attention rather then [sic] getting his act together #dadstop.”

Another of Jagger’s now deleted tweets reportedly read, “To all tho [sic] confused, my father once again chose drugs over his family. He needs help, but refuses to get it. He’s been on a 9 week binge.” Last month, Scott Stapp claimed he was “sober as can be”.

Creed bassist Brian Marshall told fans via Facebook that he has been in contact with Stapp. “I just wanted everyone to know that I’ve reached out to Scott Stapp,” Marshall posted. “We talked briefly yesterday and he seems to be okay… I let him know that we were all worried and if he needed a sober friend to talk to that I’m always available.”

Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti has blamed the band’s label for Stapp’s breakdown, which has seen confessional videos (below) posted to social media. “I know everyone is very worried about Scott, I am as well,” Tremonti tweeted. “I tried reaching out but didn’t have any success. I will keep trying but I think… It would be best to keep such personal matters off social media.”

“Thank the label, don’t blame us!” Tremonti later told a fan who said Stapp “is just crying out for help”.

Scott Stapp’s second and third public video statements were deleted, but have been reuploaded to YouTube and are available to view in full, below.

The second sees Stapp attempting to file a police report regarding money he claims was stolen from his bank account, including roughly USD$50 million Stapp says his record company have kept from him. The third public statement shows Stapp discussing the police report he was reportedly able to file.

Watch: Scott Stapp Public Statement #2

Watch: Scott Stapp Public Statement #3


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