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Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and formerly Creed

With Creed's success Mark has achieved best guitarist of the year for 3 years and his success continues as he works on new projects, working with other bands and writing new music. In the break from Creed that would eventually see the band split up, Mark worked on producing for bands such as Submersed and with Troy Stetina, and has guest appeared on albums by Michael Angelo Batio and Fozzy. Mark's main project though had been creating a new band. After going different ways from Scott Stapp, Mark along with Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall (who had left Creed and was brought back for the new band) begun work on creating new music. Mark stated, “After all Creed achieved professionally, I felt that I needed to refocus on the goals that I had personally. One of those goals was to get back to my rock and roll roots. After Creed took a break, band-mate Scott Phillips and I started to jam together again and realized that we both shared the same vision and were surprisingly anxious to get back out there and start doing it again.” With the introduction of ex Mayfield Four singer Myles Kennedy, both an amazing singer and great person that they could get along with, Alter Bridge was born. The name comes from a long-standing bridge near Tremonti’s childhood home in Detroit, which was often regarded as a boundary to the children in surrounding neighborhoods; beyond it was uncharted territory. The small bridge epitomized “choice” and “the unknown” for Tremonti. While there remains a sense of familiarity amongst he, Phillips and Marshall, there is a natural level of excitement that is evoked from what is new, and ultimately unknown, about the future– they are truly starting a new chapter in their lives. Tremonti notes, “It’s a new road ahead of us, but the essence of this band is organic and honest rock n’ roll. The music is driven by melody and instrumentation. It is all about fun, and if it weren’t, I doubt any of us would be committed to the new band to the level that we are.” And so Mark is now living a new chapter in his life as he tours with Alter Bridge with their material from the debut album "One Day Remains" and exploring other unknown territories as he is soon to become a father. Mark Tremonti