Just when I thought Dave Mustaine was King of The Dumbass Rockstars, the former Creed frontman showed up and made a very strong, convincing argument about why I was wrong. Like most bands from the mid 90’s, I liked Creed for about 4, maybe 5 listens on the radio before you radio started playing them every 4, maybe 5 songs. I get it, your band has a very interesting rise to fame, this doesn’t mean you have to over expose yourself and put out records every 2 years while still playing the “we may or may not be a “religious” band” card the entire time.
So like most people when the inevitable press conference announcing the break up of the band for artistic differences happened my first thought was “no more Scott Stapp” because quite frankly, I cannot stand his vocal style. Guy sounds like eddie vedder getting throat fucked with a rubber mallet, so I was ecstatic over not hearing his warbling anymore. With the demise of his band also comes the former rockstar flameout, complete with the celebrity scandals, the parties, the marriage and subsequent bearing of children, releasing solo work and the leaking of sex tapes, and the denial of a reunion right up until they all come out and say “hey, we’re getting back together!” and the reunion CD doesn’t sell and they all break up again.
Stapp however, did all that and then some. And then inevitably his whole world would come down, leading to a crash that would have everybody pointing and laughing.
In November of 2014 Stapp released a few videos announcing his was broke and living in his truck. And then his wife tried to get him committed for fear that he would off himself before filing for divorce. Stapp released a few more videos detailing that his problems were tax related and he has absolutely destitute AND PRAY FOR ME PEOPLE and that’s when the bastion of all celebrity news, TMZ, decided to chime in and give him an interview and ask him “Scott, why… WHY did this happen to you?” Stapp took time out of his busy schedule producing videos begging his thinning fan base for money and promptly gave his answer – “Obama ruined my life cause I said some things about him in 2012.”
If I’m that employee from TMZ, at that point in time, I’m dropping the mic and just leaving. I cannot sell an article that says the man who brought us “Are You Ready” met his financial ruin from the hand of the president.”
I can see it now. The Oval Office. Aides and advisors surround the most powerful man on the planet. One of them speaks up. “Mr President, I was looking for more dissent from the masses. I think I found something you might need to see.” The aide’s hand shakes as he passes the print off to Obama, who stares at the page intently, the rage building in his eyes. “Who is responsible for this?” The aide cowers before blurting out “The singer from Creed, sir.” The president lets this sink in, and then opens his mouth and engulfs the timid aide with fire belched from his insides. He presses a button on his desk. “get me the IRS. I need them to end Scott Stapp.” A pause, before the intercom crackles back “who?” Obama, clearly annoyed, angrily fires back with “that guy who got his rod polished with Kid Rock!!!” “oooooh….” says the person on the other end. “He’s still alive?”
The remark in question -“I am disappointed in Obama”. That was it. If anything, that warrants the Secret Service calling him up and asking him if his refrigerator is running, not the Internal Revenue Service taking every dime he has. That’s over kill if it’s true, Obama. Shame on you.
Let us remind Stapp that Dave Mustaine is on RECORD saying Obama STAGED MASS SHOOTINGS and yet he still has a career. He may not have an actual band right now and his christmas card list might be a little thinner this year but he’s still well off. Alex Jones makes a career out of blaming Obama for everything and he’s still around. Let us not even begin to talk about Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin, okay? The fact is Scott Stapp is again falling in line with the people who don’t want to take responsibility for his own actions, and instead blames the President of the United States of America for his tax troubles and his wife leaving him and his career is shot. Makes sense. Is it still good to be the king, Stapp?