24 November, 2015 - NME.com
Ex-Creed frontman Scott Stapp has given his verdict on the forthcoming new Rocky movie, which is aptly titled Creed.
Sylvester Stallone stars alongside Michael B Jordan in the seventh film in the series, which is due out in the US tomorrow (November 25). It hits UK cinemas in January 2016.
Jordan plays the son of Rocky Balboa’s late rival Apollo Creed, who grew up in the shadow of his father’s legacy and ends up being trained by Balboa.
In an amusing video, you can watch below via comedy website Funny Or Die, Stapp praises the cinematography in the movie “as painting Philadelphia as a gritty tapestry” with "a flair for contrast high lighting" and he describes the performances as "good". But he criticises the movie for not being about his band.
The Creed frontman also humorously expresses his disappointment that there were "no guitar solos played on an epic mountain top" like the band’s videos, and at no point "does Creed [the character] sing on a steep cliff".
Earlier this year, Stapp and his wife signed up to appear on the next series of US reality TV show Couple's Therapy.
Stapp endured a troubled 2014, confirming he was diagnosed bipolar following a number of alarming incidents, including allegations that the IRS froze his bank account and that his "civil rights had been violated," leaving him homeless.
He also accused his family of being members of ISIS and attempting to assassinate President Obama.
The singer released his second solo album 'Proof Of Life' in November 2013. Creed's last album 'Full Circle' came out in 2009.