Just Shoot Me: Creed's Scott Stapp's Martyrdom Fantasies Vindicated by Billboard Chart!
Meanwhile, back in the mainstream...
In 2006, Creed's hilarious frontman and Jesus-as-a-Chippendale-Dancer figure Scott Stapp told Mark Binelli from Rolling Stone about his near-suicide three years before:
One evening, after polishing off a bottle of Jack Daniel's, [Stapp] removed two firearms from his collection. "An MP5 SD3 and an MP5 K," he says. "Machine guns. They're what SWAT teams use." Since the Chicago show, he hadn't spoken to anyone from Creed. He'd become convinced that everyone involved with the band wanted him to die, so that he would become a "Kurt Cobain martyr-type" and boost record sales. "I had crazy thoughts going through my head," he says.
Well, guess what? Billboard has just released the album charts for last week and Creed's inexplicably successful comeback release Full Circle has sold 110,000 copies, which makes it the number TWO album in the country, right behind (you guessed it)...
Michael Jackson's posthumous This Is It!
Memo to Scott--those "crazy thoughts" you had: not so crazy after all.