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Scott Stapp has his head screwed on straight

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  1. high school14:40
  2. Fred Durst15:22
  3. South Beach6:06, 6:58, 7:48
  4. solo record0:40
  5. Amanda Blake20:03
  6. Bill Clinton's20:37
  7. Johnny Johnson16:00
  8. Miley Cyrus10:19
  9. Missouri16:24

Mon, 25 Nov 2013|

WAAF 97.7/107.3 FM | Boston's Rock Station

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As a wants to know if you wanna sit or stand. -- million architecture is not really using it -- as -- stand yeah how -- good man I couldn't get to see if we didn't. I'm trying to think about I believe that Halloween party that we have at the Roxy and share like in 1990. But it may Marion aren't any now. Was one -- First play for this radio station and I think so man but a long time and the last time I was here we -- on top roof. Yes like I'm in Nigeria unstoppable it was that that was the colony again element at the colony and yeah. So -- welcome to Boston's got out and and the record came out yesterday solo record -- aren't done. That the engine king. And also suicide by the way I -- -- music his mom spends a suicidal so this song like that he he finds meaning in something like that -- crazy week -- we can commit slow suicide and not be suicidal and we're gonna end -- And you know. How do you and one win here what was different about doing a record yourself and -- and you know guys work with the and stuff and. And to do some of -- I think I think there's a lot less. Like having to worry about standing in your lane because someone may get upset her or anything like that which which happens with like you know Brothers. Over the years is -- knows what I do nobody here you know I mean. So you know you get the kind of push yourself and your creative limits because you get to fully dive in and do at all. I have guys that you're working with that is there who are just wanna make you happy. And just. Other fired up their part have to do what -- -- and you do right man right -- out on the better partner and good and and they're not concerned about play. You know I want this part is I wanna you know Stanley analyst a normal not a it's it's not the national about a band but it that is who kind of branch off and and have that. For this project at this time in my life. You know because I really felt this record. Is exactly what I was supposed to be doing in my life right now -- -- life means well in terms of the -- -- -- -- -- -- last year. -- -- that was -- A big growth process sperm and and just get my head gone straight in Indian perspective. And that kind of led to this record because I finally had -- and clearly in perspective and it looked back. Honestly. On the last two years in my life -- of what -- as a leveler is a view on through times like that going and yeah you stop it. While this through yet I won't -- and I kind of feel that way about the last one years. -- -- -- Yeah yeah. 002 hours -- -- And sometimes you need a process that and and and I that we had a chance to do that in and when you when you're going into with like you know what I'm not in the give myself any slack. Not gonna give myself a break here I'm just gonna. Look at it like everybody else in and actually be my own worst critic who really can give you some perspective and that really impacted me as an artist and songwriter. So I'm here in music -- it in sobriety is it tough for you or you it is it is a man I have my days yeah you know man that had a good time party -- And let me -- -- could you must -- I don't -- it's right -- yeah yeah and then maybe we often against it -- yeah yeah. Yeah it's and I didn't have a look at -- you know you're doing great. -- You know I had a great time until until it turned bad yeah. And you know I mean you checked in on YouTube you know I'm sure there's some clips on there of my glory days for our you know it's been the best. Best thing that ever happen in my life for a you know I found out how bad. On how crazy allergic I was that alcohol and every time I've beaten drank. I'm broke out in handcuffs and end up on the 6 o'clock news that was left the that I can't Anderson Torino and you know doing it. Like I can never give up drinking out of is that -- know according to invest your feelings you you have you week's accident Friday comes and what exactly the rest of the week it's like Saturday at midnight because you still got an outlet to drink yeah and it's all I don't know you know I know -- second and take you know what -- -- -- you. Data on any Tuesday it's awesome you know here's a spasm and we have so much misery you know and we're not -- regular -- lumbering -- like rock -- there it is in there I remember on Iraq piling on my boy's parents like tethered like. Well into one of you on the. Today I've been there you know and like when you win you may get to the point where your leg you know I'm gonna die. You gotta stop. Yeah yeah you know I mean obviously you're not there yet. And -- -- -- well for calling on drinking while it must be difficult to perform -- knocked it on that same level as the -- well actually went out about him no not at all because I was sober always and up until around 2002. When you know just in a dark place man in and just turned into trying to feel normal. And and that's you know it got worse for me my -- suffered. Because of it you know in my mind they were awesome. Yeah definitely I am. And I I mean I'd be in the back -- who. Yeah. Every is they can grow yeah blueberries and this has also. Yeah. Now did you end up like you did you blow a lot of money oh yeah yeah yeah any I guess that play against and how much. And definitely definitely in the seven figures in the seventh. Hard. -- and about buying the did you buy things and then not remember buying them all you have and I made a lot of friends -- this whole plan you know and I don't wanna hang out -- and you know spent a lot of money. When manage job place and by Brandon strip or yeah -- -- well that was in South Beach now. I can't remember the name now. But -- there we know that I took all my friends many -- like temporary it's -- Yeah. Yeah. -- awful then yeah yeah. Yeah I mean that's meaningless. You know I mean I was miserable you know and and you know but it is what it is and and I learned a lot man in and you know not had a chance to kind of reflect on all that. And and turn it into. You know what I learned -- -- -- -- ninety years you know I got three beautiful kids -- and loss of life your love life and thank. That is not an outlook angry Russians are beautiful outdoors RI AA he has a man posters former miss what and New York, New York yeah I mean her. I met her actually. New Year's G 2005. And I was down in South Beach. And my body's pulled me out you go down for. New Year's Eve you know -- Blows did it you know relaxed going down and -- for some reason. I was in kind of one of those moods where it was like and this. Singing doing it for me tonight. You know probably a bomber and other people. And so I I decided to say you know -- up and going back piece you know so I leave. And I'll never forget the scene in my mind I'm looking back. And like every -- party and on the strip you know just a mob outside of every bar right and it's just me Stan announced. You know on the road. Gonna get a cab and I look over in about 45 yards there's this. Beautiful woman trying to do the same thing in the thing that stood out of -- is she was close. Is that South Beach no one -- the and and I looked in my buddy -- looks and he looks and things like dude. Look at this series got you know only like three -- scantily clad you know -- -- Drag another and Eva yeah -- comment housing -- that's the kind of girl I want. And then of course my body runs down there and that's John and I just I don't that is that's exactly exactly and and you know the funny. Thing she -- videos. Really I worked with a sister for six years. So you know huge you were propelled I think -- -- -- -- that actually that all the whales again that you can have you know -- sister in the -- I'm -- They were awesome while Scott -- is our guest Andrew. Proof of life was released yesterday. And if you wanna be on any call 6179311. Chaos excellent 79311223. Or you can text us WA AF by -- group -- line is 9717. Here's somebody did some work. On your house. A win win nightmare and went in when demand is ears that was when I lived in Orleans when you legitimately and they want and -- still playing golf is by January -- that draft they said drugs. Drugs that drugs dread is that the name of the court yeah we played their dumpster dumpster -- he had played there quite a bit. Until my son began to walk. And I had a daughter and then another son of you know your time is there a -- office goes -- yeah it has its airport Denis. So a year yeah. In my closet and I previous -- create. -- On the year this actually wants to know. And when you look at the music industry now in what Eric -- what you're you guys form created -- we -- creed and 93 and 1993 so that's. Thirty you're freer when he when he years years ago Holler when you look at the music industry now like a Texas says they would they want and always think of Kanye. You know I mean he's he's definitely an artist -- that says what -- fields and kind of flies by the seat of his pants and you know and I don't have any hate on anybody -- And so I more I don't really. -- -- you know it will the only time I did as -- some would mouth off when I was drinking and I you know I -- problem in yeah and you know made sense back then ran well like Miley Cyrus. You know I mean as a father -- you know my number one job is to keep my daughter off the -- And and and you know and and you know and I -- You know people from working Hebert and so from a father's perspective. You know -- and believe me you know he's practiced -- -- you -- -- an iPhone so you you know put down her track wrecking ball. I realize. You know me in my life have these conversations she likes -- you know talk about lake will and I'm like you know our. You know and but talking about how her boyfriend situation and she's going to a problem in her life in the you know and huge discount lost and so. You know I get it from that perspective though. A turn out -- that the judge that they would. -- that was in the had become an out of the ground at the awards show electrical -- right now. -- we know Scott is. Here in the studio in brightness is crystal crest. Grass. Is -- yes hello Kenny. I don't what's going to just one Salem huge tree and Scotland outlook at first I came out I was right open -- and that was torture or child. Yeah was it was. You know lots -- that's why I'm it is emotional but my daughter my first daughter was born that China as well and now. We're not science -- I mean literally that got we got mark. In every time I hear it go to the connections in my daughter which I. Don't stand up time wet but it's been really a wonderful side it's. It's really been something special mortgage has decided to hit -- behind it that I can relate to right I can feel what you are writing with the Canon. Apron and as I say thank you thank you. -- there and I appreciate personality -- is it possible to be most like proud of one single sign in Austin in town and in SL is that it. You know that song had the most impact on my life on so many love. You know professionally and behind the scenes as I can relate to exactly what he's saying. Because that's what that song means the media in my relationship with my son Jagger and now my daughter Milan and Daniel. So you know that song definitely. Means a lot to me is Daniel upset that he doesn't have -- via a celebrity a -- names. And you know if you know but not yet and now on -- Yeah he's a wild man so you were you writing that and feeling like. Kindly gave Google the Ehrlich and I agreed that 'cause they drink into the when it finally died in the back in the day when -- Lori and Allen. You know I wasn't I hadn't progressed into that. Place yet you know I was just a regular guy who drink Beers and his buddies and and not only -- penalize me to expand. It you know but. You know I'd just I'd just didn't wanna be. Light. The father that I had in my life and so I was expressing. You know my my thoughts about being a father. You know and then what I didn't wanna be like him like what I didn't wanna pass down and I you know of course all of us as parents we don't want our kids. To make the same mistakes that we made. And so that's kind of what I expressed in the -- of that song. Especially don't want doesn't give me the -- is kind of guy nobody has been published details to -- people are hoping that it. Or the big huge huge man. So that -- overnight you put you try really hard to -- cool. And are you putting so much effort is being -- -- that come naturally. The puma thing. Changing your life I suppose today becoming an iPod you had a good time -- -- -- just as much effort into being a -- laid back to use it well today. You know what I I think I think when you find yourself you have to drive. You just you just being you just are -- you know I mean so I have to think about that kind of stuff like that new analysis might Taiwanese. You hide your perspective. -- -- Changes in life like that things you thought. Like in high school like delay yeah you get like 56 years later you're related filing -- what I knew now. But that kind of happens in life you know as you get older you look back at different times in your life and in your whole perspective. Mr. why I haven't let you know how can I think I think. What I find with people because you know I'm still repayment. It is I'm always chasing. And now you you you quit that you -- speak with -- it's stops that chased. You know every -- all the time you know I think every you always feel like you -- not yours you're right you know what's her -- York welcome I'm not there what's going on were my guys -- gonna chase chase JJ. -- -- is Jason when you know you never again never gonna pension. Dick Dick Dick you did you fight as a hero Fred Durst. Our man being crude. On the red wrestling. You know he's a great student very talented very great director. I guess no one has gotten into later on in his life. And you know he he kind of backed down from that. Yeah you know he ran away yeah he ran away you know you always you know I am very accurate and you know I got nothing but love for him but you know when you're all fired up your -- we'll testosterone you know talking talking -- -- -- Period about. Spots are -- say that's tonight -- Johnny Johnson yesterday don't worry about it manulife bill. They cracked great show -- -- and artistry geologist wondered can not be -- most memorable Scholl you clay including like audience. Involvement never been. Most most memorable DNN one that stands out. To me I I believe. It was in Kansas City, Missouri. And 42000. Fans were there. And for some reason I don't know why they are everybody. In the end in the crowd decided to -- you know handful side. And just start grown up in the air and this is like 42000 people. And so that was insane. And it was awesome and they you know every single person from you know. People in the front row where the act in the same as the people in the back -- that was an amazing show justice. The record agree barn now accuracy as Tom flurries Thomas hey Jennifer Lewis has ever -- and his response you'd been there Scott. Yes I have I was just there a couple days in Germany and help out yeah. So -- you -- staying in town for. Asked. Her leave here I'm jumping on a plane in New York to new York and then now being in New York this afternoon in them jumping on a train to. Baltimore now. So busy time right now and that -- what's the what's the so. Proof of life yesterday yeah -- -- record. -- second 12 -- and a and and -- with violent -- You know I think we're at a place where. It's just kind of there you know and you know I've grown. And moved on to like a different chapter in my life and you know and I'm making the music I really feel like right now that I was born to make. Facilities there. Now. You know right now it's all about proof of life. And you know right in the next chapter the next season in my life you know on the Google about a successful man like creed is. Fifteen years from now years whatever 67 he can do one of those like reunion creed. Reunion tour thing he's dead if they elect big dollars right if they if they'll book me when I'm in a wheelchair. I know I'll be -- -- think yes yeah I was at all you have to enjoy it and keeps yeah yet because you've seen those like shreds things on YouTube. -- can check it out it's like there's one creature reds I -- when yesterday in their hilarious. And it's like. It's got. You know a video of us Jana lives that there's some guy you know they took our music out. And so at some guy make in the know playing the guitar how he wants to sound. And I like and I like -- that stuff sounds. You know his voice on mine but so it looks like it could be coming from my mouth yeah so that's kind of how beach Augusta and -- -- in good spirits -- yet they're going. Year off. Only here. That's that's -- people imitate me I've found a guy that had a guy and airport yesterday and and he comes out to me and he goes. Do I love your band man -- thank you grown it seems like you know I swear man every time I sing karaoke broke. Everyone tells me to -- I can do you do that after after an out of super glued to. He believed you one now. -- whom wound up you know I mean that happens to me all the time and saying yeah. -- and in and -- -- of course some icon that is awesome manager is -- haven't gone but I love him. Yeah exactly. Is that the is that allies that is and how I sent. Out there. Like you did a crowd out the gone. Is that -- you. You know that's -- -- and that's. -- kerik to cure myself but it's funny to hear other people Amanda Blake. Seemed to me how they hear me. Do not hear myself I don't care you know what I mean and when he did this this -- shreds the it is a trip because they consider -- plan all the sudden you're like oh we have a million. It's not sound like you do like. Live that's also not get a few good areas whose school and I listened thanks to come by -- -- I -- a -- that somebody -- shows have you over the years and dad announces this -- Markey Bill Clinton's name and when my comeback a comeback complete live -- Athens and yet we're gonna announce -- yet. Tour dates in two week OK toward and I'll be back. Either sometime in the between the last week of march the first two weeks April so I'll just check out you know Scott -- dot com and my FaceBook and Twitter and insurer will be launching what she read studio you've got a national reg. And -- -- -- in in March in media love to love to be him and guys are answering the lovely wife and I won't blink you definitely look right. Yeah it -- it. Out in Los -- God's the album and ours alone proof of life Scott's -- thank you may think it's going to be right back. For more exclusive on demand video keep checking in at WA AF dot com.