Scott Stapp Heads Up 'Passion Of The Christ' LP

"When I think I have it bad, or when I'm feeling down or complaining or trying to place blame on certain things, I think about what Christ did for me." ? Scott Stapp.

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After seeing the film "The Passion Of The Christ," Scott Stapp had an epiphany. While Mel Gibson's controversial movie didn't exactly inspire a religious rediscovery in the former Creed frontman, the lesson he learned was a lot more fundamental.

"The [film] basically inspired me to readdress my feelings about love and what true love is," Stapp explained. "Seeing what Christ did and why he did that, it inspired me to rethink how I love. Basically, I wanted to relearn love."

"Relearn Love," the first single from The Passion Of The Christ: Songs, a 12-track album of music inspired by the film (slated for release on August 31), is proof of Stapp's re-education. The tune actually was written before he saw the film, during a period marked by personal problems, including a divorce and the breakup of his band. Seeing the tortuous depiction of the final days of Christ furthered the personal transition Stapp was already undergoing.

"It put my life in perspective," he said. "When I think I have it bad, or when I'm feeling down or complaining or trying to place blame on certain things, I think about what Christ did for me and what he endured, [and] it puts things in the right order. What have I got to complain about? What I need to do is buck up and deal with this. When I saw that sacrifice and commitment, I wondered if I could learn how to love just a tenth of what that sacrifice symbolized, it would help me grow as a person. The movie basically made me re-evaluate myself, and how I can be a better person. How can I give and show people compassion and caring and love better than I do now?"

The album will coincide with the DVD release of "The Passion Of The Christ." A video for "Relearn Love," is scheduled to be filmed Tuesday with directors the Brothers Strause (Linkin Park, Nickelback). "We had asked from the beginning if there was going to be a soundtrack, if there would be anything we could do music-wise," said P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval. "And now there's a lot of music inspired by the film. Anybody who saw the film and wants to artistically, through music, express their feelings... that's why they're here."

Passion Of The Christ: Songs is the first release slated for Lost Keyword Records, a subsidiary of Wind-Up (home to Creed and Evanescence) that is dedicated to releasing pop music. Rock records will continue to be issued by the parent company.

Track list for The Passion Of The Christ: Songs, according to Lost Keyword Records:

01. Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe - "I See Love" 02. Scott Stapp (featuring the Tea Party) - "Relearn Love" 03. P.O.D. - "Truly Amazing" 04. Brad Paisley and Sara Evans - "New Again" 05. Big Dismal - "Rainy Day" 06. Lauryn Hill - "The Passion" 07. Kirk Franklin (featuring Yolanda Adams) - "How Many Lashes" 08. MxPx (featuring Mark Hoppus) - "The Empire" 09. Charlotte Church - "Finding My Own Way" 10. BeBe Winans and Angie Stone - "Miracle Of Love" 11. Dan Lavery - "To Give Love" 12. Big Dismal - "Reason I Live"

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    Ampacity
    i agree with heroEros18 they are dum for leaving scott. he will make it with out them he doesn't need them. GOD BLESS YOU SCOTT STAPP YOUR SONG SAVED ME AND MY GIRL FROM BREAKIN UP THAK YOU !!! GOD BLESS YOU!!! and for those that hate him or don't like him you deal with it.. alot of people will follow him and alot will follow alterbrige, i will follow scott and God . God Bless you all
    Ampacity
    oh and xeon you might want to consider jesus did die. alot of people do but he came back out of the grave. he lives no one else does that .
    scottstappsfan
    SCOTT STAPP I WISH U COULD READ THIS U SAVED MY LIFE BY UR SONGS AND HELPED ME FIND GOD I THANK U AND GOD BLESS UR SOUL AND MAY HE FORGIVE ALL UR SINS THOUGH I AM SURE HE DID ALREADY GOD BLESS ,SINCERLY UR BIGGEST FAN
    scottstappsfan
    to all talkin bad about scott stapp i have a dislike to u and the bad band alter bridge i think scott is the best singer/songwriter ever and thoes who argue just listen to his new song
    Rajinn
    lol ampacity, that was funny about him coming back. yeah xeno, go get killed i dont care how go step in front of a damned SUV and get turned into roadkill... now when you come back to life people will care more about you too! but the odds of anyone wanting to spend the money on the doctors to bring you back would be too low to worry about you ever coming back around! yay huh? oh hero, caplock, yeah turn it off scott didnt leave creed, creed left scott. they also left their bassist and got the old one, then picked up the worst singer i've heard besides for an acoustic of evanescence! alter bridge isnt nearly the same as creed i disagree on that... i listened i puked and i tossed it away!
    HeroEros18
    FOR THE PEOPLE HERE THAT ARE SPEAKING ABOUT SCOTT STAPP IS A LOSER AND THE BAND ALTER BRIDGE SUCK WHY DON'T YOU TAKE A SECOND TO UNDERSTAND THAT THESE GUYS HAVE A PASSION FOR MUSIC AND WE SHOULD ALL REPSECT THAT EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT TOUGH BREAK, THEIR OUT THERE DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE. SCOTT STAPP IS A VERY TALENTED MAN AND HIS VOICE IS UNIQUE AND ALTER BRIDGE IS JUST CREED BUT MYLES GIVES THEM A NEW VOICE STILL THOUGH A GREAT BAND. I REALLY DON'T THINK AT ALL ALTER BRIDGE IS MORE METAL THAN CREED SOME OF ALTER BRIDGE SONG'S SO FAR LIKE IN LOVING MEMORY, BROKEN WINGS, DOWN TO MY LAST, FIND THE REAL, AND THE END IS HERE ARE SIMILAR SONGS TO CREEDS FACELESS MAN, TORN, WHAT IF, AND LOOK AT HIGHER IT IS JUST THE SAME AS OPEN YOUR EYES PLUS ANYONE HERE EVER LISTEND THE BULLETS, YOUNG GROW OLD, AND UNFORGIVEN BY CREED IF THAT'S NOT METAL THEN I GUESS BARNEY'S I LOVE YOU IS METAL. BIG DEAL IF SCOTT SINGS ABOUT GOD SO WHAT, LEAVE HIM ALONE LET HIM SING ABOUT BANANAS IF HE WANTS JUST AS LONG AS THE MUSIC MOVES YOU AND THE MELODY IS SWEET THEN LET IT PLAY LOUD. IT'S SAD HELL YEA IT IS THAT CREED BROKE UP BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THEM. THANK YOU.
    scottstappsfan
    rajinn i disagree with ur saings to ampacity no one deserves to hear that but i agree with ur anailisis of alter bridge the are no creed at all and no scott can sho that hes great without his band behind him and make the rethink what they did. they killed a great band but the great signer lives on.
    scottstappsfan
    xeon ur jewish arent u thats why u bad mouth j.c ur ppl killed him i think if a man dies and is ressurected then hes deserves to be worshiped
    slippingunderme
    So what if they sing about god.... so does disturbed and a hell of a lot of other bands... dont be a bitch cuz they admit it.
    dazed_confused
    Stapp and Creed are losers...some of the music is alrite...but this is a guy that has denied being a christian, even with obvious references to GOD in his songs, song and album titles, and now this. How LAMO.
    chevllrox10
    Im really sorry u got these issues against Christians. But God loves everyone. Im still surprised he loves me. If u havent seen that movie yet u really need to see it. I still dont know whether to side with Scott Stapp or Altar Bridge.
    Xeno
    Bahahaha funny christian. Some guy dies, so what? Thousands do every day. People get their limbs blown of, and probably suffer a lot more pain than jesus ever did, and they are doing it for their countries in the wars. I would die if it was going to save billions upon billions of people from living an eternity of suffering. Especially with the knowledge that I would be worshipped for thousands of years to come.
    im not mental
    POD and MXPX's songs may just be the only songs worth money. and didn't passion of the christ make enough money in theaters?
    doctor_rocker
    scottstappsfan: xeon ur jewish arent u thats why u bad mouth j.c ur ppl killed him i think if a man dies and is ressurected then hes deserves to be worshiped that's a bit racist. if the Jews killed Jesus, then so did the Romans, and it was our fault for all screwing up that he died anyway. Jesus died for all Christians so we wont go to hell and can be with Him. Creed is good, i dont really like Alterbridge tho... I'm Christian btw