That rumored Creed reunion could happen, but it might be a while
It looks like a Creed reunion could happen in the future, but fans may be waiting a while for it.
This week, drummer Scott Phillips finally responded to those reunion rumors that have been swirling all year.
Earlier this year, Creed's official Facebook page was updated with an old photo of the band. This subtle detail caused rumors to swirl that the band may be reuniting. Now, Phillips has finally addressed the possibility of Creed getting back together.
Phillips, who helped launch Creed back in 1994, tells Audio Ink Radio that he apparently had no idea about the updated Facebook photo.
"I didn't know that had happened," he says. "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."
Phillips further shares that it's still possible he will reunite with Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti and Brian Marshall in the future.
"There's always talk every now and then of the possibility of us getting back together and doing some stuff," he continues. "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 and Brian and I are in the same band together. But, Scott seems to be doing really, really well."
Despite the fact that each member is working on different projects (including Phillips, Marshall and Tremonti’s Alter Bridge with Myles Kennedy), the possibility of the reunion still lingers in the background. In fact, Creed have recently discussed coming back together.
“There's some dialogue," Phillips says. "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.”
Even though Creed disbanded back in 2004, they have reunited once already. Back in 2009, the band officially came back together until 2012. During that time, they released their last studio album Full Circle and toured. However, the band ultimately went on hiatus in 2013 to the disappointment of many fans.
Since then, Alter Bridge released two full-lengths, 2016’s The Last Hero and 2019’s Walk The Sky. The band recently released new track “Last Rites” off of their upcoming EP Walk The Sky 2.0. The EP drops Nov. 6 and is available for preorder via Napalm Records here.
Stapp released his third solo record The Space Between The Shadows in 2019, which marked his first release in six years. Featuring singles “Purpose For Pain” and “Gone Too Soon,” the album reflected on what will now be six years of sobriety and landed Stapp in the top 10 of several rock charts including No. 3 on the Billboard Current Rock Albums.
So, although a reunion could happen in the future, fans may be waiting a while for it. With the uncertainty of the live entertainment industry amid the pandemic, it might take Creed some time before they hit the stage together once more.
UPDATE: NOV. 5, 2020, 8:45 P.M. ET
Following Phillips’ statement on a potential reunion down the line, a representative for Scott Stapp shared an additional update:
“Things have been positive with Scott and the guys for a while, and the lines of communication have definitely been open, but no new reunion news.”
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