ver much for skirting issues or two-stepping the tough questions, Stapp revealed early that he realized "candy coating or sugar coating wouldn't work." The writer knows the liberation and yet the laceration that his quest for openness brings. "It's a double-edged sword," he admits, "in life it's been one of my greatest strengths, but it's also something that's hurt me. It's the point at which my art and creation comes from." Scott wants his story to be something that readers will find themselves in, from his strict childhood to suicide attempts to finding his voice in music and his way back to his spiritual center and a healed and whole life. Lessons learned are offered, but no poison pen pricks. "I know you connect because we've all been through this," reflects his vision
Fans are ready for that creativity to keep flowing, as Creed launches the second leg of their 2012 tour in North Carolina this Friday, and Stapp's frequent expressions of gratitude to fans, along with the far reaches of venues stretching from Canada, across the U.S., and even to Alaska this stint, feed their passion and his own, as he recently wrote it was easy to keep passion for the band that is a "symbol for my life" in a reply. Touring is on through September, and then the book takes his focus, along with writing for a new Creed project. This frontman clearly cares not only about his own and Creed's legacy, but even more for the hearts and lives of the many whose lives are infused and transformed by that living and lasting legacy. Whether on the page or under the stage lights, Scott Stapp writes words that matter.
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