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Creed singer Scott Stapp asks fans for £300,000 to record new solo album

The frontman recently revealed he is facing serious financial problems

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to fund his next solo album, following news last week that the singer is "broke and homeless".

Stapp released a series of videos last week detailing his troubled financial situation, alleging that the IRS have frozen his bank account and that his "civil rights have been violated" leaving him homeless.

Despite Stapp's claims of sobriety, his estranged wife Jaclyn Stapp asserts that he is "deep into drugs" and "leaving messages that his son's school is about to be attacked by Isis". Over the weekend, she revealed that she's made efforts to have him committed to a psychiatric ward for 60 days.

Now, Stapp is attempting to raise £300,000 for the recording of his third solo album. Stapp released his latest record 'Proof Of Life' in 2013, following his 2005 debut 'The Great Divide'. Creed are currently defunct and released their last LP, 'Full Circle', in 2009.

Stapp has also stated his intention to write a novel, which would be his first work of fiction to date. The Fundly campaign has so far raised £300 ($487) towards the overall target (correct at the time of publishing).

It is estimated that Stapp had a wealth of £19 million at the height of the US metal band's success.

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