Yesterday, former Creed front man Scott Stapp was arrested for domestic violence assault with the intent to commit a felony and is being held without bond. The person he attacked is not being identified. He has been married to former Miss New York Jaclyn Nesheiwat since last February when the two wedded at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. This is not Nesheiwatâ€™s first encounter with her husbandâ€™s reckless activities. On his way to their honeymoon last year, Stapp was arrested for public drunkenness. Apparently, no one was injured in his latest incident, though the situation was serious enough to send the singer to jail.
Stapp is currently a solo artist, but he made his fame and fortune with the band Creed, whose popularity peaked in the late 90â€™s during the post-grunge era. They have been categorized as a kind of Christian rock band, a label that the band was not partial to, despite Stappâ€™s religious upbringing as his father was a Pentecostal minister. Stapp and his high school friend and guitarist Mark Tremonti formed the band in Tallahasse, Florida in 1995. Their first album, â€œMy Own Prison,â€ sold five million copies over a few years, despite limited exposure.
Controversy broke out in the summer of 2000 when bassist Brian Marshall criticized the band Pearl Jam and ended up leaving the band. Also that summer, Stapp began a famous and heated feud with Limp Bizkitâ€™s Fred Durst. Their next album, â€œWeathered,â€ came out in November 2001 and entered at number one on the charts, selling five million copies in two months. In 2002, the band suffered a set back when Stapp was injured in a car accident and some of their summer tour had to be cancelled. In June 2004, the band officially broke up. The band parted their separate ways. Three of the founding members went on to form a new band while Stapp went solo and put out an album titled â€œThe Great Divideâ€ in November 2005. Hopefully, for his sake, there will be no more personal set backs to hamper his professional career.