That Creed Reunion is Pretty Much Guaranteed At This Point
This whole week has been one big nostalgia trip here at the MetalSucks compound. Thanks to the impending reunions/new music from late 90s and early 2000s acts like Puddle of Mudd and Staind, we’re reminiscing about them pre-9/11 days. And a major contributor to that has been the rumor that Creed might be gearing up for a return.
Well, late yesterday afternoon we pretty much got what feels like the most definitive proof that this shit is going down. Over on the band’s official Twitter page, they posted not just a new trailer hyping up some announcement that’s going down on Monday, July 17, but near the very end of the clip there’s a brand new photo of the band in 2023 with the statement “let’s go back to the summer of ’99.”
What happened in the summer of 1999, you ask? The band’s massive release Human Clay was gearing up for release that September and “Higher” came out a month before. So naturally that meant Creed was hitting the airwaves and people were walking around singing like knock off Scott Weilands and Eddie Vedders to try to get that pristine Scott Stapp vocal style.
As has been previously mentioned, some band members have expressed at least a passing interest in getting back together. Earlier this year, for example, guitarist Mark Tremonti went on record to say he was “sure something will happen at some point.”
“There’s always talks — people running ideas back and forth — but we don’t know as of yet, ’cause we’re so in the deep with this Alter Bridge record that’s it’s tough to kind of get sidetracked right now.
“I’m sure something will happen at some point. Creed was such a popular band back in the day, it would be a shame to not do something with it. I know there’s still tons of fans out there that would appreciate it, so it’s just a matter of timing.”
Well, tick tock motherfuckers. It may seem like a little bit of a stretch right now, but… let’s be real. It’s happening.