Creed was a Grammy Award-winning rock band from Tallahassee, Florida that became a very successful mainstream rock band of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The band announced its break-up in 2004 after three multiplatinum albums.
On June 4, 2004, it was announced that Creed had broken up. Stapp began the process of recording a solo album, while the other band members (including former bassist Brian Marshall) formed a new band, Alter Bridge, with Myles Kennedy. Touring bassist Brett Hestla has since joined the band Dark New Day.
Since Creed´s disbandment, there have been many rumors of a reunion. The three members currently involved in Alter Bridge have stated that Creed is solely in their past, and will not reunite any time in the future. Though Stapp maintains that Creed is an open book, Tremonti, Phillips, and Marshall have continuously stated that Creed is over.