Scott Stapp On Why People Hate Creed: ‘We Were Like LeBron James’

In a recent chat with Consequence, Scott Stapp said Creed faced hate for being as big in rock as LeBron James is in basketball.

The singer initially noted that they received backlash due to their rapid success but always had fans’ support. They had sold-out shows and high-record sales. So, the media’s negative portrayal didn’t match the public’s opinion. Stapp continued, sharing how it felt:

“Being that young age, of course, there was some frustration, anger, hurt. But being where we are now, we kind of know that that’s just what comes with it. It’s just part of the deal. I mean, it happens in pro sports.”

Stapp Thinks They Were Like LeBron James Of Rock

Scott explained the similarity between Creed and James:

“Mark [Tremonti, Creed guitarist] and I were doing an interview the other day, and he was talking about how this has happened with LeBron James. He goes from King James and then now he gets hate. He’s one of the most hated players in the league, and it’s all because of how dominant and how successful he is.”

The rocker thinks they should just care about the fans:

“And so it’s just par for the course. It just comes with the territory, and being more mature and older now. All that matters is the fans, and all that matters is riding on the positivity and then just trying to deliver to the fans every night and focus on what’s good, and just let all that stuff go. It doesn’t hurt anymore.”

Creed’s Reunion News Got So Much Support From Fans

Creed played their first shows in 12 years last month, headlining the Summer Of ’99 cruise. They also performed on a second cruise, ‘Summer Of ’99 And Beyond,’ from April 27 to May 1. They sailed from Port Canaveral, Florida, to Nassau. Stapp was surprised by the positive reactions to Creed’s reunion. He stated in an appearance on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk earlier this year:

“And it was shocking at first ’cause I was, like, it came out of nowhere, but to see the reception and to see that there was so much love out there for the band… I expected a positive reaction and a positive reception, but I didn’t know it was gonna be like this. I had no idea.”

A full tour called the ‘Summer Of ’99’ tour, produced by Live Nation, will start on July 17 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and run until September 28.