In a recent interview with Alternative Nation, Mark Tremonti reveals that he recently did cross paths with Scott Stapp and they had a good talk, but that a Creed reunion is not in the offing at present. Tremonti is a man of many bands and the guitarist says that reuniting the Creed lineup is not necessarily high on his list of things to do right now.
“My life is just so busy right now it would be hard for me to do anything else,” says Tremonti. “There were some Creed songs we worked on before things went south. On the last tour, we didn’t see eye to eye to say the least, and then we put a halt on any new music. We had already gotten about nine or ten songs ready to go. But it just doesn’t make sense for me though, having two new Tremonti records, and a new Alter Bridge record. A Creed record would be just too much stress.”
As for his recent meeting with Stapp, the guitarist reveals it happened by chance as he was celebrating his wife’s birthday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Scott Stapp’s family was staying there on vacation. Mark Tremonti says, “We were walking out to the pool and he saw us. We ended up talking for an hour and a half. He was clean and sober and well. He was happy. His family seemed happy. We’ve had a few texts since then. I think there’s talk about Wind-Up Records putting out a box set, so I’m sure we’ll communicate to make sure that turns out well.”
As stated, the guitarist has plenty on his plate. He reveals that the plan is for Tremontito tour through the end of the year, then he’s going to take some time to rejoin Alter Bridge in the studio in early 2016 to record their next album.