“He would put the band on the spot and say, ‘We’re going to write a song.’ I would just start riffing… in front of a live group of people”: Mark Tremonti reveals one of Creed’s biggest hits was spontaneously written in front of 4,000 people

Mark Tremonti
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The past few years have borne witness to a drastic resurgence in popularity for Creed, and that’s largely thanks to the fact one of their biggest hits has reached a new adoring audience.

The hit in question is Higher – a hard-riffing cut released in 1999 that has become the unofficial anthem for not one, but two sporting franchises. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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