Creed's Scott Stapp Pays Tribute to Prince, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and the Troops on New Power Ballad

"Gone Too Soon" is a single from Stapp's forthcoming 'The Space Between the Shadows'
Creed's Scott Stapp Pays Tribute to Prince, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and the Troops on New Power Ballad
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Creed frontman Scott Stapp can't be stopped, so he's about to release a new album called The Space Between the Shadows. Before it arrives in full, he's paid tribute to some fallen heroes on a new heartfelt single.

"Gone Too Soon" sees Stapp ditch the hard rock for a U2-style ballad. On the track, he sings for those that died before their time. Its accompanying lyric video includes footage of musicians like Prince, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, as well as the troops.

Speaking with Billboard, Stapp said, "Somewhere around the time Chester passed, and we had already been reeling from Cornell's passing, I was flipping through the news and saw the suicide rate for (U.S. military) vets was skyrocketing, and all these people are OD-ing from heroin, drug addictions, opioids. The school shootings. It was just a collection of things that all hit me at once. So it was inspired by a series of events that just came together to impact me as a human being, all at once."

Listen to "Gone Too Soon" below. 

The Space Between the Shadows arrives on July 19 via Napalm Records.