Creed still don’t have plans to reunite, but if they do it looks like they already have some new material to work with. During an appearance on the “Stop! Drop & Talk” podcast, Scott Stapp revealed that him and Mark Tremonti are sitting on “eight or nine songs” that they wrote in 2012.
Stapp said the following when asked about a Creed reunion:
“I actually was just with Mark and Scott Phillips Friday. Everything is good. Everything is positive. We are friends. And communication is there.
Nothing is planned. Right now, there is nothing on the schedule. There is nothing that I am keeping from you.
When there’s an announcement to be made [about a possible reunion], I promise you guys will know.”
He also added the following when asked if there is leftover material from the “Full Circle” sessions:
“Mark and I got together, I think it was in 2012, and I actually crashed at his place for, I wanna say, a couple of weeks — I can’t remember exactly — and we wrote eight or nine songs. So we’ve got some stuff that we put together in 2012. I was listening to a couple of ’em the other day, and I was, like, ‘You know what? It doesn’t sound old to me.’ It’s something we could demo for a new record. I’m not saying that that’s gonna happen. Don’t put words in my mouth. I’m just saying we did write some songs, and we’re sitting on those.”
During a recent interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, Scott Phillips talked a bit about a hypothetical Creed reunion. According to him, there’s a possibility that the band may reunite at some point “down the road.”
The drummer said the following when asked about the band changing their profile picture on social media several moths ago:
“I didn’t know that that had happened. That’s interesting. I’m the worst when it comes to social media. I go through phases where I’m into it for about two days, and then I don’t pick it up for about two months. But, that being said, there’s always talk every now and then of the possibility of us getting back together and doing some stuff. We’re all in a good spot right now where we feel like we have a good relationship amongst the four of us. Obviously, Mark [Tremonti] and Brian [Marshall] and I are in the same band together. But Scott [Stapp] seems to be doing really, really well. There’s some dialogue. We tend to check up on each other when it’s birthdays and holidays, things like that. So, there has been some chatter, and there’s no specific timetable for anything or no specific plans, but it’s a possibility down the road. We’ll just kind of let it play out naturally and see what happens.”
This news comes after frontman Scott Stapp made similar comments.
During a recent appearance on “Whiplash” with Full Metal Jackie, Scott Stapp discussed the possibility of a Creed reunion. He said the following:
“For the longest time, there’s been nothing but positivity and support for each other with the guys and myself. And so anything is possible. If that time comes, I guarantee you, and you can be sure, that we will let the whole world know. Okay? But for now, though, I’m just looking forward to when it’s possible to get back on stage. And hopefully that’s in October for my European [solo] tour, which has still not been postponed or canceled. I’m excited to go to Europe and play these new songs off ‘The Space Between The Shadows’. So I’m just praying and hoping for the best, and I can’t wait to get back out there and get on tour.”
A 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of Creed’s “Human Clay” will be released on October 11 via Craft Recordings. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
According to Blabbermouth, Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, etc.) was asked about the possibility of a Creed reunion during an appearance on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) The Jasta Show. He responded by saying he is not entirely opposed to revisiting the group at some point in the future and that he is actually “sitting on an entire Creed album.”
Tremonti said the following:
“People say, ‘Is it done? Is it over? Is there new music coming out?’ I’m sitting on an entire CREED album… When we were together doing the reunion tour, we put a lot of music together and I have like really sketchy little demos of probably 13 songs. I listened to them maybe a year ago and they’re good songs.”
He also added:
“It’s just, there’s no time. Is it good enough for me to put everything on the back burner that I’ve been working on for the past 14 years? No. Is it good enough to maybe 10 years from now or seven years from now… or some big resurgence happens or there’s an anniversary where everybody’s like, ‘We want to see CREED and the world demands it like they used to.’ I wouldn’t say no.”