December 29, 2002: Creed's Scott Stapp Performs So Badly He Got Sued
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Scott Stapp, the lead singer for grunt-rock band Creed, performed so badly at a show in Chicago that four of the band's fans sued him.
The fans claimed he was either drunk or stoned and "unable to sing the lyrics of a single Creed song." Stapp said he wasn't drunk and his rolling around on stage was an "artistic moment." The case was thrown out of court, but it was enough to cause the band to break up temporarily.
Stapp would later admit to an addiction to alcohol, painkillers and other drugs, but maintains that though he was intoxicated at the Chicago show, he wasn't incoherent.