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Scott Stapp debuts autobiographical video of abuse

Scott Stapp performs with A Day To Remember during the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 at Jerome Schottenstein Center on July 18, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Scott Stapp performs with A Day To Remember during the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 at Jerome Schottenstein Center on July 18, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

CREED frontman, Scott Stapp has debuted the video for his new single, “Purpose For Pain.” It features Stapp and his band’s performance intercut with video of a young boy’s escape from the pain of an abusive home. His journey goes from bad to worse when he is offered a chemical “solution” for his pain, but refuses. The song is somewhat autobiographical.

Stapp who is now sober and in therapy, recently said, “Nothing is more important than my sobriety.” He went through a highly publicized, drug-inflamed meltdown in 2014, after which he entered a rehab program. He also lost custody of his three children during that time. He now says he takes medication for bipolar disorder.

Scott Stapp will kick off a cross-country tour in late June and will release his new album, The Space Between The Shadows, in July.

SIDE NOTES

  • He collaborated with long time Creed director Daniel E Catullo III.
  •  Part of the video was shot on location in Joshua Tree, California.
  • A snip of the lyrics… “There’s got to be more cuz this life is insane. Gotta turn this around and find the purpose for pain.”
  • Creed has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.
  • Stapp is also a Platinum-certified solo artist.

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