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Art Of Anarchy @ Gramercy Theatre

Art Of Anarchy is a brand new super group featuring John Moyer, Scott Stapp and Bumblefoot. You don’t want to miss their debut NYC show for sure. Support will come from Cilver and The Dives.

Scott Stapp @ Fox All-American Summer Concert Series

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Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp will deliver the bands hits and more for free as part of the Fox and Friends All-American Summer Concert Series. Don’t be late as their is free BBQ as well.

Scott Stapp @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall

Scott Stapp will bring his classics from Creed along with new solo material to the Marlin Room. Joining him will be Rockett Queen.

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Win A Ticket To Scott Stapp @ Irving Plaza On 4/2/2014

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The Details: Scott Stapp is the voice behind the chart-topping band Creed and for most of the nineties their songs dominated the airwaves. Songs like “My Sacrifice” and “Higher” spoke to their fans on many levels and their concerts often left you breathless. Today the future of Creed is in limbo based on the various projects on both sides of the fence but that makes it super awesome to find Scott performing in such an intimate setting as Irving Plaza doing songs from his latest solo effort “Proof Of Life” along with the expected Creed classics. Thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal will be putting some of its lucky readers into this show. This tour is being supported by Like A Storm who a lot of fans like as well, so it’s a win, win concert situation all around. Read more on how to participate.
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“The Great Divide” by Scott Stapp

Artist: Scott Stapp
Title: “The Great Divide”
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 11/22/2005
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 7/10

Over one full year has passed since Stapp’s former band mates released their debut as “Alter Bridge” and now the wait is over as Scott now presents to his fan base “The Great Divide”. Right off the bat this album was a lot more Creed-like than Alter Bridge was and this is probably due to the unique vocal register of the bands former front man. He also manages to capture a lot of the guitar sound that Tremonti was known for on this album and my guess was this was done on purpose. This gives the long waiting Creed fans a close as possible solo album to the band they are all missing. Tremonti took a different approach with Alter Bridge by aiming for new musical directions and fans a little more and hoping Creed followers would take it as it was. Stapp has essentially delivered the final Creed album but in the solo sense. When a lead singer has such a signature voice and writing style it’s very difficult to lose this comparison on new material and we have seen this before in the work of Jon Oliva (Savatage) and Vince Neil (Motley Crue). It takes some time of solo performance to change it naturally as drastic changes are often not accepted. Of the songs on the new solo album we find some solid numbers especially in “The Great Divide”, “Justify” and “Let Me Go” with all of them sounding the most like the former hit maker. The title track is probably the best song on the album and was made the single as well when it was released. Stapp does know the formulas that work by this point and is clearly using as many of them as possible. I felt he went over the acceptable limits in “Sublime” since most of the song uses the same riff as “My Sacrifice”. Come on Scott, did you think that would slip by?
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