"Creed" was a post-grunge group that became one of the best selling rock bands of the late '90s and early 2000s. While the original grunge groups were experimenting with new sounds at the time, Creed adapted grunge into a radio-friendly style, selling millions of albums with it. Despite their commercial success and widespread popularity, Creed was slammed for their formulaic sound and accused by critics of being derivative of famed Seattle grunge band Pearl Jam, as some believe Creed lead singer Scott Stapp's vocals imitate those of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.
Creed has been dubbed a Christian rock band by some, though frontman Scott Stapp has disagreed with the label: "No, we are not a Christian band. A Christian band has an agenda to lead others to believe in their specific religious beliefs. We have no agenda!" Indeed it would seem unlikely that Creed was meant to be a Christian band, considering that the only band member known to have strong Christian beliefs is Stapp himself.
Creed originally came together in Tallahassee, Florida in 1995 as Naked Toddler when Stapp and guitarist Mark Tremonti, former high school friends, got together, and started writing songs. Th...
|music genre|| Alternative Rock|
|current members|| Scott Stapp|
Scott Phillips (drummer)