Creed were one of the most successful bands of my lifetime, but frontman Scott Stapp is not enjoying a life of luxury these days. Stapp announced today in a video titled Public Statement #1 posted on Creed’s Facebook page and his personal account that he is “completely penniless” after the IRS froze his bank accounts. (Separately he states that someone has accessed his account online, changed his password, and cleaned out his savings.) He’s staying at a Holiday Inn after sleeping in his truck for two weeks. He mentions that a personal audit revealed that money had been stolen and royalty payments had not come through. He alludes to rumors that he’s back on drugs and says they’re false, and he repeatedly refers to his Christian faith as a basis for forgiving his accusers. He apologizes to his kids for embarrassing them with his prior alcoholism and says his wife is trying to get him committed. He also mentions the crisis in Ferguson, as you can see in this excerpt from the end of the video:
Chief Keef associate SD teamed up with Danny Brown on a song last year, and Brown tweeted a link to another great SD track this morning. “Circles,” from SD’s full-length debut Truly Blessed, puts him in a tradition from Biz Markie to 50 Cent to ILoveMakonnen: guys who have an innate sense of melody even though they can’t really sing. (Lest we forget, SD’s pal Keef has a similar gift.) In SD’s case, that means melodiously intoning violent threats, Dej Loaf-style, over forebodingly ornate production at a molasses crawl. It’s an absolute monster, so listen below.
Stereogum style is “were,” not “was” — a very British approach.
THAT’s his name. I couldn’t remember it for the life of me.
Shout out to arglebargle on the headline
I said she wrote a great song, not an important one. But the question was always whether she would be more than a one-hit wonder (she won’t).
The iPad is the metal box.
Agreed 100 percent.
Man, you guys are all way more on-point with the Interpol puns than I am today. Round of applause.
Incidentally, when I re-watched Good Will Hunting upon Robin Williams’ death I noticed there’s a scene where Matt Damon is drinking from a Peet’s cup.
Peet’s bought Caribou and turned most of the Caribou locations in Columbus into Peet’s, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Caribous in Chicago converted into Peet’s too.