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Scott Stapp Reportedly Brawls With 311

First, Stapp allegedly got into a barroom brawl with members of 311 (music) on Thanksgiving. 311 posted its version of the incident at its MySpace.com website on Wednesday (11/30). Then, the singer was the topic of a conversation on Thursday's (12/1) edition of "The Howard Stern Show" following an allegedly intoxicated run-in with Stern's girlfriend, Beth Ostrosky.

"We did not intend to discuss this incident publicly, but since rumors are beginning to spread we'd like to set the record straight," reads 311's blog entry. "On November 24th (Thanksgiving), 311 had the day off in Baltimore, Maryland. [311 members] Chad Sexton, SA Martinez & P-Nut were relaxing in a hotel lounge with their wives and friends watching a basketball game on television. Scott Stapp entered the bar. He appeared intoxicated. He drank a shot at the bar and then threw his shot glass, smashing it on the bar."

The band's message goes on to claim that Stapp "was acting belligerent and got into an argument with patrons sitting at the bar," and that he then sat down next to Martinez and his wife and "made a disrespectful and crude remark" to Martinez's wife.

"Chad and SA asked him to step away," the blog entry continues. "He then sucker-punched Chad. Scott was looking for a fight--and that's what he got."

Martinez, who reportedly ended up with a fractured knuckle as a result of the skirmish, has since been quoted by MTV News as saying that he "threw a punch and hit Scott," who he said "went down," and that Sexton then "came over and hit Scott too."

Hotel security and police broke up the melee, and police questioned all involved, but no arrests were made and no charges have been filed, according to published reports. Stapp was ultimately asked to leave the hotel, according to 311.

A spokesperson for Stapp declined to comment on the incident, but hotel security director Jonathan Jordan painted a different picture, according to a Billboard report, in which Jordan claimed that Stapp was "attacked" by 311 band members.

"It was definitely started by 311," Jordan is quoted as saying.

Stapp's troubles apparently continued during a Tuesday (11/29) taping of cable-television channel Spike TV's "Casino Cinema," which Ostrosky hosts with actor Steve Schirripa ("The Sopranos"), and on which Stapp was the scheduled celebrity guest.

Stern said on the air Thursday (12/1) that, according to Ostrosky, Stapp showed up "drunk out of his frickin' mind, wasted on something," and proceeded to tell Ostrosky--who, at that point, he didn't know was Stern's girlfriend--that "bimbo's like you, they don't go for me."

Stern went on to say that Stapp was "yelling and screaming, [with] a chip on his shoulder," and that Ostrosky assured Stern that Stapp will "look like a jerk" when his appearance on "Casino Cinema" airs Dec. 6.

While on the set of "Casino Cinema," according to the New York Daily News, Stapp also said that he recently met U2's Bono and the Edge, and that "Bono was an a--hole" to him, and that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl--who once mocked Stapp by doing an unflattering impersonation of the singer while covering Creed's "With Arms Wide Open"--had a "freaking little" sex organ.

Claims of allegedly intoxicated behavior aren't new to Stapp. In 2003, several fans filed a class-action lawsuit against him and the rest of Creed, in which they claimed that the 15,000 fans who attended one of the band's performances in Chicago were entitled to a refund because Stapp was allegedly inebriated to the point that he was barely able to perform. The case was dismissed in 2003.

In June of 2004, Creed announced that it had broken up. Guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and original Creed bassist Brian Marshall--who split with the group in 2000--teamed with former Mayfield Four singer Myles Kennedy to form Alter Bridge, which released its debut set last year.

Stapp, meanwhile, offered up his solo debut, titled "The Great Divide," last month. The disc sold about 94,000 copies during its first week in stores, and debuted at No. 19 on The Billboard 200.

By comparison, Creed's final album--2003's "Weathered"--sold almost 900,000 copies during its first week out, and debuted atop the album chart.

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1. killingtime420 writes:

Entertaining story.

I think:
1. Creed pretty much sucked.
2. Stapp pretty much sucked.
3. 311 isn't that much better.
4. Maybe I don't give a sh**....

Just another stupid a$$hole. Sooner or later the drunk bastard will get what's truely his.

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2. War Ensemble writes:

well 311 got what was coming to them good on ya Scott.

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

311 have a rep for being pretty easy going....Most constantly pot-stoned bands are....

Stapp on the otherhand has spent his entire time in the spotlight a f***ing idiot-powder keg. Only matched by dolts like David Lee Roth and Fred Durst.

I'm glad that the media and rock music elite are having a laugh at his expense. Stapp is a f***ing jerk, and while 311 are far from heroes, I don't think they provoke assaults.

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BLACKDOG writes:

Don't get me wrong I'm no fan of Stapp or CREED for that matter , but I just gotta say what a f***ing waste.Weather we like him or not atleast 40 to 60% of the readership here would give large quantities of their own blood to get wheir he is and he's pissing it away.Some people just don't belong in the spotlight.

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Explosivo writes:

Breaking News: Pieces of crap fight even bigger piece of crap, no one gives a sh**, Tom back to you.

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

Seeing how these guys are not metal or in our usual coverage spectrum, I've moved this story to the "Just for Fun" category since it's still entertaining...

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

Fitting location for a funny scenario.

The new title should be God-fearing pharm-drug addict crooner gets battered by pro-positive hippie-hop-rock stoners in drunken melee.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. azuremouse writes:

I like 311 but besides that I'm glad someone knocked Stapp, I seriously hate that man & his music & Alter/Creed with a passion. Its just funny it was 311, now if it was like Napalm Death fans vs Stapp---that would be something marvelous!

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. JT writes:

Ahhh...I revel in Stapp's demise...he caused me so much anguish over the years...Creed songs, one after the other were played ad nauseum on the radio where I once worked...and I could not escape it...because I needed the money to live. And now he is miserably unsuccessful and will be made to look like even more of a douchebag once this TV show airs...I am a strong believer in karma...and this Scott...this is for all those afternoons I suffered through your music at work...it's for all the times anyone had to be subjected to your idiotic lyrics...every punch rained down on you was done so with the collective anger of everyone you have offended with your horrible, horrible music. I can only hope that this happens again...and maybe one more time after that...and then once again just for good measure.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Absolutely funny it just goes to show that x-tians are hypocrites.
This made my day!

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

Theres just some perfect irony in this....It could have been Deicide or it could have Dimmu Borgir or it could have been Tool.......

But it was 311......I love it.

Those guys are like ultra-nice and positive to a fault.....the thought of three of them just wailing on Stapp is too funny...On Thanksgiving no less.

Stapp needs to just rest on his past accomplishments and seek some emotional help.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BLACKDOG writes:

He's a clown plaine and simple.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. azuremouse writes:

Man post 10 is great. Hahaha. Post 11: thinking all as in every single christians are hypocrites is like saying that all white people are blond or something. Some are & some aren't in both cases, just not every single person.

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. War Ensemble writes:

Wow some fa**ot dumb a$$ got into brawl with a sh** face band how original. Only matched by fags like Tom Poll and Fred Durst.

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. thedevil writes:

haha 311, awesome.

Scott Stapp my god, he's out of control, like the kid in school pretending to be funny and everyone was telling him to f*** off.

# Dec 9, 2005 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. bassmaster! writes:

311 rocks! scott stapp is a fag!

# Dec 9, 2005 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. LordAgony writes:

What a waste!!!!!

Can't this dull reality come up with better beefs than this crap?

How about Slayer vs. Cannibal Corpse?

Slipknot vs Mushroomhead/

Or my personal favorite....

LORD AGONY VS KORN AKA KRAP......

SO SAYS LORD AGONY.....

# Dec 9, 2005 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

LordAgony, I'm going to henceforth call you 'La', because it's shorter than 'LordAgony' and thus easier and quicker to type, but mainly because it sounds gay, which definitely suits you. hey deathbringer, is there not a way to block certain losers like La here from posting. I mean, he basically just spams all over the place anyway.

I enjoy about two 311 songs, but dont really listen to them unless i'm driving. as for Stapp, the only good thing he did for Creed was have an amusingly baritoned voice. As it goes, Alter Bridge aren't actually all that bad...if i'm driving. I tend to like alternative, mellow-out type music when i'm behind the wheel. I mean, if i listen to, say, Anthrax while driving, i get hyped up and start speeding and straying all over the road - it's fairly deadly.

I would be pretty enthused about Slipknot getting shlt on with basically any band, though - just to test their hard-as-fvck image. go on, guys; make my day.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. azuremouse writes:

(thought post above me was a weak for saying alter bridge was ok when we all know they suck) alternative music while driving....dude play some hard rock or metalcore to mellow out, if your alternative is like alter bridge then its a bad joke. I'm so happy someone hit Stapp.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 4:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Rue writes:

I love how this article is under the just for fun section.

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23. Creed writes:

creed is the heaviest band in the World

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. BLACKDOG writes:

WHATEVER MAN !!!!!!!!!

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. WhylordWhy writes:

Post 23 you poor misguided thing. You must not know alot of bands to say Creed is the heaviest band ever. Come here and I will take you under my wing and I will show you the light. Goto myspace.com and check out this brand new band on the scene they are called Twitch of the death nerve and listen to one of their songs. Just one though because you might piss your pants because it might scare you. Then let me know if you still think "creed is the heaviest band in the World". Good luck.

# Dec 14, 2005 @ 2:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. key to nothing writes:

this also just in: this in no way pertains to metal,would you f***in believe it!

# Dec 15, 2005 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Rue writes:

Too bad they didn't wipe eachother out.

# Dec 16, 2005 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. WhylordWhy writes:

Creed fan I am still waiting. Or did the song scare you too bad?


*Looks at watch with jeopardy theme in head*

# Dec 16, 2005 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. War Ensemble writes:

do the world a favor: murder each other. cuase no one cares that you think creed is the heaviest band in the world, you f***in loser!!! "you are mainstreem loser, retard"

# Dec 16, 2005 @ 4:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. guest writes:

Post 20, what a weak argument. Weither u hate their(AB) music or whatever Mark Tremonti is a damn good guitar player and probably better then most of those "metal" bands you listen to. Check that track called "Ahavo Rabo Taco Salad" from this month Total Guitar Magazine. Just becuase they are not one of those anti musical metal people (who took themselves far too seriously) that doesnt mean they cant do like that.Wake up, dont live in a f***ing bubble.
Ps I hate Scott Stapp

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