Scott Alan Stapp (born August 8, 1973, in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American singer and songwriter. Stapp was born Anthony Scott Flippen.
From what Scott said on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn after Craig Kilborn asked if Creed was a Christian band, Scott replied "when I was a kid, my dad made me write the Bible for punishment". He also added that Scott's family was a real strong Christian family. He says because of that some Creed song talk about his "upbringing". He said that Creed being a Christian band is a misconception.
Stapp went to Lake Highland Prepatory School is Orlando then Stapp attended Valencia College in Orlando, where he received his associate's degree in music. He then attended Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Florida State University, where Scott's former band, Creed, was formed in the year 1995.
Stapp and Mark Tremonti (Scott's college friend) formed Creed in 1995 with Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips. Creed's first album was My Own Prison. The second one was Human Clay. Human Clay is the last album to feature Brian Marshall. The third and final album by Creed was called Weathered. Weathered is the first and only Creed album to feature Brett Hestla. In June of 2004, Creed announced their break up. Scott went on to make a solo album while Tremonti, Hestla, and Phillips formed a band called Alter Bridge with Myles Kennedy.
In 2003, four party goers sued Stapp claiming Stapp "was so intoxicated and/or medicated that he was unable to sing the lyrics of a single Creed song" during a December 2002 concert. The lawsuit was later dissmissed.
The Great DivideEdit
The Great Divide is Scott Stapp's first solo album. It was realesed in the United States of America on November 22, 2005. There is a common conception that the lyrics in some of the songs in The Great Divide have something to do with the break up of Creed. The Great Divide has two singles including "The Great Divide" and "Justify".
Starting on September 23, 2008, Scott and his new band went overseas to play for the troops on a 28 day tour.
On February 10, 2006, Stapp married Miss New York USA 2004 winner (Miss FL America 2008) Jaclyn Nesheiwat in Miami, Florida, his second marriage and her first. Their first child Milan Hayat Stapp was born on January 4, 2007. According to Scott Stapp's record company, Milan's name reflects her parents’ roots: Milan was chosen from Stapp’s Cherokee background and means “to have the creativity of God,” while the name Hayat draws from her mother’s Jordanian upbringing and means “to give life.” He was previously married to Hillaree Burns for 16 months, divorcing in 1999. He has a son from this marriage, Jagger Thomas Stapp. Creed's number one single "With Arms Wide Open", is about the birth of Jagger.
In late 2007, Scott revealed a new hairstyle to the public eye. Gone was his trademark long brown hair, instead replaced by a clean cut shaved head.