Thursday, December 01, 2005


Time obviously weighs heavy on Scott Stapp's hands; on thanksgiving he found himself in the Harbor Court Hotel in Los Angeles. 311 were there too. 311's Dough Martinez picks up the tale:

"He was acting out of control, looking for attention and being loud and obnoxious. He walked up to the bar, took a shot of whiskey and then slammed the shot glass down on the bar, and it shattered everywhere," Martinez told MTV News. "Then he got into it with some patrons and all of a sudden he's walking up to us and telling us how much of an inspiration we were to him. And it was nice, but we had all just eaten our Thanksgiving dinner, and he was drunk, so it got really annoying really quickly.

"After a while he went back to the bar and was looking for attention. And then a few minutes later, he came back to the table where my wife was, sat down across from us and wanted attention," Martinez continued. "So eventually, since [no one] was forthcoming, he said some disrespectful things towards my wife and I set my glass down and asked him what he said, and then Chad came over and said, 'Don't talk to her that way,' and Scott got up and Chad followed him."

Martinez said things quickly escalated from there, as Stapp turned and "sucker-punched" Sexton in the face — inadvertently hitting Martinez's wife in the process.

"And all of a sudden it was on. I threw a punch and hit Scott. He went down. Then Chad came over and hit Scott too," Martinez said. "At that point we held Scott down until hotel security came to break it up. Then the police arrived, escorted Scott to his room and then told him to get out of the hotel."

So, they might have had to put up with Stapp breathing beer over them, but at least they got to hit Scott Stapp, so it's not a day entirely wasted.


Jess said...

I wish to take a moment from lurking to point out that you are a genius.

Carry on.

Darren H said...

Who are all these people of whom you write? Never heard of any of them.

(And what's all this hop-hip about anyway and bah humbug, etc.)

simon h b said...

Mr. Stapp was lead singer with Christian rockers Creed. If that helps...

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