"Scott Alan Stapp" (born "Anthony Scott Flippen", 8 August 1973, in Orlando, Florida) is a singer and songwriter, and a former member of the band Creed.
His lyrics suggest Christian beliefs. He often chooses not to talk about this on interview, preferring to let his lyrics speak for themselves, but he has opened up to the Christian press. He attended Lee College (now known as Lee University) in Cleveland, Tennessee, http://www.nndb.com/people/246/000059069/ where he was expelled for marijuana usage. Scott attended Tallahassee Community College and received an associates degree in the Arts. He then attended the Florida State University, where Creed was formed.
Stapp cites The Doors, particularly Jim Morrison, as one of his principle musical influences, and performed with the surviving members of the band for a televised concert in 1999, as well as the ''Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors'' tribute album.
He has announced a partnership with NASCAR that will see tracks from his solo album, ''The Great Divide'', used in spots for the sport's upcoming Chase for the Championship. The alliance culminated with Stapp performing the natio...