Five Creed Videos Creed Really Wishes You Wouldn't Watch

This evening, Rocks Off embarks on a solo assignment that many of our friends and family have begged and pleaded with us not to undertake. "Don't go! What if you get hurt? What if you end up liking it? Why don't you love us?"

There have been tears, screaming arguments, broken bottles, and quiet nights spent alone in front of YouTube, watching the "With Arms Wide Open" video for the tenth time. The only words that have comforted us have been the eloquent tones of our late President Kennedy, speaking above at Rice Stadium on the future space endeavors of NASA. OK, well Rocks Off ain't quite rocket surgeons, but we sure can type gooder than most.

We collected a handful of videos detailing Creed's rise to fame, from their humble beginnings fumbling on national TV, being in league with Satan and shredding to their heart's content all along the way. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll wonder why you spent $15 on My Own Prison in 1997.

The band gets nervous on during their first appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, and starts playing before they are even announced by Letterman. Stapp gives this really pained and quizzical look as if they just broke television as we knew it. That's not all they broke.

It's hard to discern whether or not this video is a joke or a true Christian expose on the band. The narrator keeps mentioning someone named "Scott Strap" calls Jim Morrison a "demoniac", and compares Creed with Marilyn Manson and U2. It's all too hard to take, with the narrator's jive dude-bro accent.

"All I wanna scream is YESSSEAHHHH!" If you don't what a "Shreds" video is, your life sucks.

Dave Grohl performed this version of the band's "With Arms Wide Open" on a radio show, to the delight of millions who had been waiting for someone to be the flashpoint for their hatred.

Scott Stapp recounts his personal sins after the band's reunion along with guitarist Mark Tremonti. He looks like he just got out of some prison, maybe it was his "own prison."

Not only did Adolf Hitler hate inferior peoples like Jews, gypsies, the handicapped, and Jehovah's Witnesses, the dude hated Creed.

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