I am sure you have heard it by now. Creed is back together for a 2009 summer tour. Rumors also suggest the possibility of a new derivative album in the works. I know what you’re thinking, the music scene was really missing shitty late 90’s-ish alt/post-grunge bands.
Until Creed announced this reunion, fans were stuck with Nickelback, Three Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd, Seether, Staind, Alter Bridge (we will get to them in a second), Daughtry, Hinder, Godsmack, the band formerly known as Alice in Chains, the band formerly known as Smashing Pumpkins, the bizarre career choices of Chris Cornell….well you get the point.
The horrors, unfortunately, don’t stop with the Creed reunion. Check out this butterfly effect. A while back Bob Plant made the respectable and classy decision to refrain from reuniting with the Zep for an epic cash grab a new tour. No problems there, right? Wrong. This set off a chain reaction whereby JPJ and Jimmy Page decided they would do a Zep tour anyway — to hell with Plant. This alone is horrible. No one wants to see Karaoke Zeppelin.
To compound the horrors, JPJ and Page are interested in Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy for the role of Karaoke Plant. Of course, this a-hole isn’t turning down Zeppelin. (So long, Alter Bridge. This is the only silver lining in this story). The remaining members of Alter Bridge are left with no choice but to reunite with Eddie Vedder-wannabe, Jim Morrison-wannabe, Jesus Christ-wannabe, Scott Stapp for a NEW CREED TOUR!!!!
To recap: we could have gotten a Zeppelin tour (albeit a washed-up Zep) but instead we got Karaoke Zeppelin and Creed. Honestly, I wish I could choose none of the above.