Following well-publicized battles with addiction and depression that many thought had ended his career, Scott Stapp has landed a recording contract. The former Creed frontman on Thursday signed with Napalm Records, the label has announced.
Stapp’s second chance comes about five years after he managed to kick his drug habit. He says he wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of MusiCares, an organization that helps musicians in times of need.
“I still have a lot of music ahead me and without MusiCares that wouldn’t have been possible,” Stapp says. “They provided support and helped educate my wife and I on what we were going through, that it was a disease, and if I did my part, it could be treated and recovered from.”
After being away for so long, do you think there will still be a demand for Stapp’s music? Would you like to see him reunite with his former Creed bandmates?