Orlando, Florida – Following a costly divorce, ongoing drug addiction and malicious hacker attacks to his bank accounts, Creed’s lead singer, Scott Stapp, who was once worth as much as 30 million dollars, is now flat broke and homeless.
Stapp’s money woes are so bad that he has been forced to liquidate antiques, memorabilia and treasured mementoes to avoid bankruptcy. These items include a signed copy of Britney Spears’ 1999 Rolling Stone Magazine cover, the bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey he drank from in a 2003 suicide attempt and his most prized possession, a plaque containing two breadsticks from Olive Garden’s very first batch, baked on February 4, 1982.
“It was during our summer tour in 2002 when we made a commitment to stop in as many Olive Gardens as humanly possible,” said drummer, Scott Phillips, after playing a short beat on a set of Olive Garden salad bowl drums in a recent interview with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone Magazine.
“The Stapper predicted that Olive Gardens would cease to exist and decided to purchase the set. He carried it around like a child, which was disturbing when we were taking pictures, but then again, the name of our band did evolve from the combination of crack and weed, so I guess it’s okay,” Phillips added.
The breadstick collection was sold for $600,000 at a recent Sotheby’s auction in New York City after Stapp paid $183,700 for the pair in 2002.
Creed, the American post-grunge and hard rock band, stopped touring in 2012, but according to multiple sources, the group has been putting together a re-working of their 1999 album, Human Clay, as a tribute to the item that once came complimentary with the purchase of any entrée or as part of the soup, salad and lunch option. The album is expected to be released in July and will include “Can You Bake Me Higher” and “With Baskets Wide Open.”
*This article was contributed by Al Harvan, who will be known in the future on GlossyNews as Shrimp Scampi.