As If Scott Stapp Doesn’t Have Enough Trouble…

If there’s one thing for a rocker to do it’s to admit that he/she is on the right of the political spectrum. Saying that you vote Republican (or Conservative in Canada or the UK) is almost a death wish.

Think about that for a second.  There’s no disputing that artists tend to lean left.  How many musicians have you ever heard to come out in support of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher or Stephen Harper? There are a few–Johnny Ramone, Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., gimme a sec…

Coming out as a conservative (or Conservative) is a rare thing for an artist.  It’s a brave move, keeping to your personal principles like this.  But it seldom helps with your fanbase.

Then again, what has Scott Stapp of Creed got to lose at this point?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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