Scott Stapp Apparently Launches Fundraising Campaign for New Album + Book
It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Scott Stapp, as the Creed singer has been detailing his financial woes in a series of videos online. Meanwhile, his wife has filed for divorce and petitioned to have him committed to a psych ward after alleging that he had relapsed in his battles with drugs. But in the midst of all this, Stapp has apparently started a new crowdsourcing campaign to raise $480,000 for a new album and book.
On Creed's Facebook page, Stapp appears to have posted a link to the site Fundly seeking to raise money for his third solo disc as well as his plans to write a fictional book. Given the events of the past week, the veracity of the campaign may come into question. According to Stapp, he's planning on working with producer Howard Benson (Editor's Note: last name was misspelled as Bensen on the site) and mixer Chris Lord-Alge. The pair previously worked with Stapp on his 2013 release, 'Proof of Life.'
The Fundly.com campaign can be found at this location. As the campaign has just launched, there's a minimal amount of funds raised so far, but Stapp is seeking to reach the $480,000 mark within the next 119 days.
The vocalist revealed on Friday that he was planning to step back after posting the series of video statements, adding, "I'll let God control everything from here on. I should have continued to do that before I allowed my hurt, frustration and emotions take control and post those videos. All I can say is that the truth will set you (me) free, and I'm holding on to Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 44.8. This is a test of faith and I will NEVER give up or lose my faith, no matter what. This will be my last statement until justice is served. Love to you all my friends."
In related news, Stapp's Creed bandmates have reached out to the singer. Guitarist Mark Tremonti revealed last week that he had attempted to contact the singer but to no avail, however, bassist Brian Marshall just let it be known that he has spoken with Stapp. "We talked briefly yesterday and he seems to be okay," says Marshall. "I let him know that we were all worried and if he needed a sober friend to talk to that I'm always available." Keep up on all the stories from the Scott Stapp crisis by clicking the button below.