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Scott Stapp disputes 311's account of bar brawl

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp (music) has responded to 311 (music)'s account of his recent Thanksgiving-day melee with the group, which 311 claimed the singer started.

"This is a very unfortunate situation; however, there are two sides to every story," Stapp said in a statement issued Wednesday (12/7). "I was at the hotel celebrating Thanksgiving and my engagement with my new fiancee when the fight started. As the Associated Press reported and confirmed, I did not instigate this altercation," stated Scott Stapp.
The Associated Press report Stapp referred to in his statement quoted a man identified as Jonathan Jordan, director of security at the Maryland hotel where the incident took place, as saying that the fight "was definitely started by 311."

Stapp's tour manager, Rob Kern, is quoted in Stapp's statement as saying that Kern "spoke with the front desk of the hotel and they confirmed that Scott was not at fault."

Last week, 311 issued a statement in which it alleged that several group members were relaxing in the hotel's lounge when Stapp, whom the group said "appeared intoxicated," entered the bar and, shortly thereafter, touched off the melee.

"We stand by our initial statement 100%," 311's Chad Sexton said in a message posted Wednesday (12/7) night at his group's website. "With complete certainty, I can tell you that Scott Stapp was acting totally belligerent, he smashed a shot glass on the bar, he got into an argument with patrons at the bar, he made a disrespectful remark to [311 band member] SA's wife and he threw the first punch which started the fight.

"Scott can say whatever he wants," Sexton continued, "but that's what happened."

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1. Creed writes:

Man, everone knows that scott stapp is innocent! 311 are just jeleous 'cause they can't
be as heavy or as brutal as creed!
By the way there is no other band heavier than creed!
I'm an expert in metal and no way is there a band heavier than creed!!!
Man!! I'm listening to them right now! THEY ARE SOOOO HEAVY MAN!!
HUMAN CLAY WAS A DEATH-INDUSTRIAL-THRASH METAL MASTERPIECE!!!
You gotta get human clay metalheads!!!!

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 3:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. WhylordWhy writes:

Man this is a prime example! Just say no to drugs post 1 because you have to be high for saying no one is heavier than Creed. LMFAO Creed sucks. GOD DAMN man you really are a idiot.

HUMAN CLAY WAS A DEATH-INDUSTRIAL-THRASH METAL MASTERPIECE!!!
Again I can't even you breath the same air as I do. Human Clay is and was p***y rock for you to even try and say they are death metal is just so DAMN STUPID. You need BANNED from this site. FOREVER.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 3:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WhylordWhy writes:

*believe

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 3:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. War Ensemble writes:

WhylordWhy don't even bother with fags like Creed because they are virtually people being dumbasses because they have no life and no friends. so all you can do is feel sad that people like him exist?

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WhylordWhy writes:

I am sorry W.E. but you know it is idiots like that that really get my blood pressure going. I mean f*** it I am just too p***ed. By the way right now I am listening to Nile and they make Creed look like a sh**ty version of 3 doors down.

LMFAO So Says ME

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 3:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. War Ensemble writes:

lol same but you no just by reading his dum a$$ post that he is just a loser that listens to rap or rock. hell yes nile f***in rules they are leading the death metal into glory, with egyptians lol.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 4:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. WhylordWhy writes:

Hell yea bow to Ra! And Karl for awesome vocals but what really kicks a$$ is their drummer with the double bass drums. Good talking to you almost time for me to leave this sh** hole and go home.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. War Ensemble writes:

hell yes Karl Sanders (guitar,vocals), Chief Spires (bass,vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums), are the best three peice band they are death metal saviours.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Absolute horse sh**.

Of course Stapp started the fight. He has a history of very famous confrontations with other musicians(Foo Fighters and Limp Bizkit among others).....311 do not.

Stapp is a drunken pharm/drug addict as well.....How often do you hear about fans trying to sue a band because of a sh**ty performance....Once in a blue moon, maybe.....Stapp couldn't remember the words TO HIS OWN SONGS!!!!!.....A person this out of their minds on substances, this often sounds like a bigger troublemaker than the mellow and positive pot-stoned hippies in 311.

How f***ed up do you have to be to forget something you've written yourself and sung day in night on tour thousands of times!?!??!

I don't like 311 per se, but I think a mild beating and restraining the drunken lout for security is a much more fair outcome than if say Deicide had been there...

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Rulin Kmadd writes:

LOL between Stapp and Benton getting drunk and stoned all the time
that would be a interesting meeting of minds.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BLACKDOG writes:

It's such a shame that Stapp is such a ... a ... WELL SUCH A d*** !!!! Perhaps we should all get down on our knee's and pray that the next person he pisses off like ... Ohhhh I don't know SLAYER or BLACK LABEL SOCIETY or per haps HHH of WWE fame .

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ihategod writes:

they are both fu cking gay so shut the f uck up u stupid p***y music listening c unts
they sound like they had there balls thrown in a meatgrinder f ucking fag music

# Dec 15, 2005 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. LordAgony writes:

Who cares?

# Dec 15, 2005 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. blah? writes:

I have a strong feeling that creed is being sarcastic and said that to piss off the regulars of this site.

# Dec 17, 2005 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. marcus writes:

yea, i think its fairly obvious "creed" wasnt being serious

# Dec 17, 2005 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. slayerdisciple writes:

ihategod, r u saying that Slayer and BLS suck, u need to have ur balls thrown in a meatgrinder

# Dec 17, 2005 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. bassmaster! writes:

311 ROCKS!

# Dec 17, 2005 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Has anyone heard the Anal c*** (kunt) song 311 sucks?

# Dec 17, 2005 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. War Ensemble writes:

Anal c*** are good band 311 is so sh** i cant even coprerhend it?

# Dec 18, 2005 @ 3:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Bag Slapper writes:

Scott Stapp and 311 both suck!

# Dec 18, 2005 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. RememberMetal? writes:

Anal c*** are hilarious. You can listen to 42 songs from them in under 30 minutes, and the singer actually sounds like he's losing his mind.

I like Pig Destroyer quite a bit better though when I'm looking for authentic deranged vocals set to grind.

I stand by remark that at least 311 kicked Stapps a$$ rather than just sit there. Stapp NEEDS to get his a$$ kicked around (verbally or physically) that guy is an ego-maniac in every interview I've ever read/seen him in......

As for 311 themselves, I have to confess to learning some of their bass lines when I was 16 because they were fun to play.

# Dec 18, 2005 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. da writes:

blah? is right

# Dec 18, 2005 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Myke writes:

HAHAHAHA Read that first comment!!! Creed...heavy? HAHAHAH what a fa**ot!!! Oh my sweet jesus, I can't believe he said that.

.....

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

# Dec 19, 2005 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. iammetal writes:

CREED-"311 are just jeleous 'cause they can't be as heavy or as brutal as creed!"
hahhahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHBWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAHAH!
ARE YOU f***ING SERIOUS?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
METAL?
EVEN ROCK?
Maybe, MAYBE, alternitive easy listening

# Dec 19, 2005 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Autumns Eyes writes:

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha HOLY sh**! WHY ARE PEOPLE DISCUSSING CREED AND 311 ON A METAL BOARD?????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and that FIRST comment??? oh my lord, that is one of the funniest f***ing things ive ever read. f*** creed they are a bunch of slack jawed fa**ots! hahahahaha I dont even care who started the fight, Im just glad 311 beat that dumb f*** to the ground. I f***ing hate him. Hes a f***ing waste of life.

# Dec 20, 2005 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. WTF writes:

f*** 311. Scott Stapp sux sh**!!

# Dec 21, 2005 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. SCOTT STAPP RULEZ writes:

Man, scott stapp is not a wussy w/ a P...he's so fing bad ars that he left creed to make an album influenced by the passion of OUR LORD christ. I bet you he whooped 311's butts because i know he prays to the great one!! JESUS F U D G I N G RULEZ!!!!!

# Dec 25, 2005 @ 1:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. not a retard writes:

Why is scott stapp or 311 even mentioned on a METAL site...f***in losers...plus 27 is the greatest

# Dec 25, 2005 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. roadkill4supper1 writes:

i just farted

# Dec 26, 2005 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. RememberMetal? writes:

it's mentioned because it's funny. Thats why it's in the "just for fun" section.....And it is pretty funny.

# Dec 26, 2005 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. WTF writes:

this sux d*** f*** yous all. fags

# Dec 26, 2005 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. fbft writes:

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ARE YOU f***ING SERIOUS?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 27, 2005 @ 5:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. fuck you!!!!!! writes:

are you........................(...)...............................retared

# Dec 27, 2005 @ 8:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Cali writes:

Man, all of you need to get lives.

# Dec 29, 2005 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. windpushedmethisway writes:

This is a grand example of why rock metal and any popular music is completky void of any content or even fun that we discuss barroom altercations between people. I.E. WHO GIVES A FLYING f*** ABOUT ANY MUSIC IN AT LEAST THE LAST * YEARS >;

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. rising end writes:

hot steamy poop

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. osama writes:

my a$$ stinks like poop

# Jan 1, 2006 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Linkin Park Killa writes:

Man Creed f***in sucks. f*** 311 and Scott Strap-on. They should've killed each other!

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