Creed: Next Album Is A Return To Classic Sound

Creed, meanwhile, is full-speed ahead on a tour that starts April 13 in Chicago and will find the band playing its first two albums.

Creed: Next Album Is A Return To Classic Sound
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Mark Tremonti has projects coming up with both of his bands - Creed and Alter Bridge - as well as a solo album. But he promises he's not getting confused. "I've always just felt I've got a lot of material," the guitarist tells Billboard.com, "and a lot if it will just go to waste if I don't take advantage of it and get it out there. I just want to have it all see the light of day, y'know? I somehow balance it all." Creed, meanwhile, is full-speed ahead on a tour that starts April 13 in Chicago and will find the band playing its first two albums - 1997's six-times platinum "My Own Prison" and 1999's 11-times platinum followup "Human Clay" - in their entirety on alternative nights. Tremonti says the group will be on the road until at least late summer and is also in the midst of recording its fifth studio album, the follow-up to 2009's "Full Circle." "We got together with Scott (Stapp) and put together a handful of songs and got the arrangements and melodic ideas in place, and now it's kind of in Scott's lap to finish off he lyrics and track some demos so we can move on to the next batch," Tremonti reports. So far, he says, Creed has "a good mix...It's got one more radio-friendly type song, one rocking tune, one of the more drawn-out, finger-picked, long, five-minute kind of songs -- just a little bit of everything people have heard in the past. I think with 'Full Circle' we tried to change the sound a little bit, but I think we're gonna get back to what people expect from Creed." Inspired by Van Halen's latest album, Tremonti says he also plans to "go back and kind of dive into my old ideas...and cherry-pick stuff that I enjoyed that never saw the light of day, and kind of revamp those ideas." He expects Creed to keep working on the new material during the tour but says there's no firm finish or release date for the album. "We purposely didn't set any timetables so we can make sure the album is right," Tremonti explains. "We don't want anything coming out prematurely. A lot of people weren't really aware of ('Full Circle') coming out because we kind of rushed it out there. We want to make sure this one's set up properly." Read the entire article at Billboard.com.

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    D4CE
    Superperfex wrote: I don't mean to sound like a typical Creed hater, but I can't really say that they have a huge variety in sound.
    Listen to their first album, and than to their last album, and tell me there's no variety in sound. There is a HUGE different. I don't really blame you, because you probably haven't heard both albums in full, but if you have heard both albums in full and you still think those albums sound the same you are deaf. Don't base your opinions on singles.
    burnsz82
    BenjaminFields wrote: classic sound, aye? so, would you say it's more like VS. or Vitalogy...?
    BenjaminFields wrote: mysticguitar77 wrote: I don't it, the singers vocal style may be similar to Pearl Jam, but now all of a sudden the entire band is a rip-off!? Creed's instrumentation is and was never like Pearl Jam, get over yourselves. Yeah, it's watered down, unremarkable, shit music suitable only for Clear Channel FM rock stations, nestled neatly between some horrid niki sixx band and the latest from seether.
    Troll much sir? I enjoy Pearl Jam and Creed, but don't understand the comparisons besides Eddie and Scott's voices have similar tones. Seriously, their styles aren't even close to similar.
    Superperfex
    I don't mean to sound like a typical Creed hater, but I can't really say that they have a huge variety in sound.
    Mainer
    Can't wait for this! Creed is one of my favorite bands. And I can't wait for Tremonti's solo album this spring!
    mysticguitar77
    I don't it, the singers vocal style may be similar to Pearl Jam, but now all of a sudden the entire band is a rip-off!? Creed's instrumentation is and was never like Pearl Jam, get over yourselves.
    SIEGE312
    A lot of people always seem to mention how Creed would sound if Scott Stapp wasn't in the band... That's Alter Bridge, and it is much better.
    Battman1993
    creed would be much better if scott stapp learned how to sing...his voice is too Eddie Vedder-ish and it's ****ing annoying
    walkonhome21
    i dont really get why people dont like creed, theyre not amazing, but theyre not terrible either, they actually have some really good stuff
    jordo246
    Doesn't every band say this about any album they do later in their career
    BenjaminFields
    mysticguitar77 wrote: I don't it, the singers vocal style may be similar to Pearl Jam, but now all of a sudden the entire band is a rip-off!? Creed's instrumentation is and was never like Pearl Jam, get over yourselves.
    Yeah, it's watered down, unremarkable, shit music suitable only for Clear Channel FM rock stations, nestled neatly between some horrid niki sixx band and the latest from seether.
    tylerdavis3625
    The sound they had in Full Circle sounds too similar to Alter Bridge's last two albums; listen to the guitar and riff structures they're almost exactly the same.. not to say that the albums are bad (although I didn't care too much for Blackbird)
    apartzero
    I dont understand why people hate on Creed because Scott Stapp sounds like Eddie Vedder. So what if he ripped off/copied his sound (hey, maybe he didnt actually copy it and just happen to sound a bit similar to him). And so what if they are radio-friendly. Go listen to AnalCunt then. You have no right to question why a band makes its music. It's not your music. You only have the choice to listen or not listen.
    BradTheBluefish
    Too many bands don't have that core rock sound, that sound Creed had back when. I'm glad they are going back to their roots. It lets you know what true modern rock sounds like.
    AlvinX13
    awesome i love creeds old sound full circle was good but this album should be better if there goin with a more classic sound