Since Creed have no current plans to ever record or tour again, frontman Scott Stapp has been singing in the rock super group Art Of Anarchy, a band in which Scott Weiland was originally the vocalist.
Stapp has now claimed, in an interview with GQ, that he believes Scott Weiland spoke to him while on the tour bus that Weiland died on.
“All of a sudden, it was almost like Weiland speaking to me from the grave, man”, Stapp said, presumably straight-faced. “It was a very weird feeling that I felt. I remember being in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, on the bus, and really feeling like I could hear or feel him saying, ‘Dude, this could have been you. And this could be you if you continue that path. Don’t do what I did. Don’t go down that road.'”
When asked if there were ghost-like visuals to accompany that “feeling” Stapp clarified somewhat.
“No. God rest his soul, and my family has prayed for his family and his children, but, really, it was a crazy, mystical experience. It was just in my face, man. I had my moment of, like, dude, he’s speaking to me, man. Almost as if, from my standpoint, in my life and in my recovery, his death was not in vain. Not only could that have been me, that should have been me.”
Not much else to say about that, really – whatever keeps Stapp on the straight and narrow in regards to his recovery is okay by us.