Pasadena Ca. – There was no mistaking that Scott Stapp had returned to the music scene with arms wide open. Stapp has been quiet, staying out of the lime light, the last couple of years since his last major public meltdown in 2014 that, thanks to the media, we all know everything about his private life. He has been concentrating on conquering his demons for the love of his family. But this isn’t another article all about recounting his struggles with his demons, it is about the phenomenal performance he put on in California that left a huge impression on me and all the many fans across the golden state new and old.
Stapp took the stage last Sunday night at the Rose in Pasadena, Ca in a very “MTV Unplugged” style, celebrating the 20th anniversary of “My Own Prison”. He sang some Creed songs from “My Own Prison”, “Human Clay”, and “Weathered”, as well as covering one of his favorite bands, The Doors “Roadhouse Blues”. In between some songs, he would pause and talk to the crowd, relating stories about the songs and what they meant to him. He had some great musicians backing him up in the band, including ex-GNR guitarist Bumblefoot who did an amazing job helping out with backing vocals on some of the songs. I was very impressed with Scott’s performance on this night. He is a fantastic vocalist and, by all accounts, an inventive, if not sentimental, songwriter in my opinion.
When all was said and done, Scott stopped to thank everyone of the continuous support and to encourage all to think about less fortunate children all over the world by donating to ChildFund. ChildFund pamphlets, with all the information, were available at the show. Stapp and his wife are big believers in helping underprivileged children around the world through non-profit corporations like ChildFund and Jaclyn Stapp’s own CHARM foundation. If you would like to donate, you can click ChildFund or CHARM.
If you would like to see Scott Stapp’s performance for yourself, check out his website for all the information on shows near you.
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Written By Nicky Mae & RadChad