WATCH – Transformational –
Dec. 17, 2020 – It begins with the bassist discussing his gear and his musical relationship to bandmates Scott ‘Flip’ Phillips, Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy, but soon takes a personal turn as Marshall details how close he came to ruining his career with alcohol and drugs.
Marshall rarely gives interviews, but made an exception to explain in his own words how he began abusing alcohol as a young man and how he finally got treatment.
“My life was changed overnight, essentially, in my early-20s, and that’s a lot for someone to handle,” he recalled. “I didn’t know that at the time, but looking back on it now, it was a lot. Going from a normal 9 – 5 job after college to getting a record deal and having seven straight No. 1s at rock radio. My life was drastically changed.”
Marshall’s drinking went relatively unchecked until the last Creed tour in 2012. He was overwhelmed, going through a divorce, while also starting a family with his now-wife, Melanie, and preparing for a tour with Tremonti’s solo band.