Guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of Creed and Alter Bridge, Mark Tremoniti, reveals news on all of his bands, including his most recent solo project, Tremonti, in a new interview with Headline & Glogal News

Though many know Tremonti as a skilled guitarist, some might not know he's had a hand in the creation of some of the most popular hard rock songs of the past 20 years.

Tremonti told Headline & Global News,

"I've been a songwriter since I was 11. I get much more excited about writing songs than I ever did about playing lead guitar, and that was kind of one of the things that always irritated me a little bit; people would consider me a guitar player and never a songwriter, and usually it's the singer in the band that's always credited with writing, when I was putting my heart and soul into writing vocal melodies and I just wasn't the singer."

With his latest solo project, Tremonti, he is: he serves as both frontman and songwriter. The band's second album Cauterize is due out June 9

Tremonti says though he's had a lot of practice as a vocalist, singing back up for years, the main difference between being a guitarist and a frontman is what happens on stage:

The big difference is when the song stops and I have to talk. I'm still trying to get better at that, and that's all going to come with experience.

As for Alterbridge, Tremonti spoke about the band's plans for the rest of this year and revealed details on the next album, saying,

"I think we'll probably get together this year and get the ball rolling songwriting-wise, and 2016 is when we plan to hit the studio. We've got some offers for some shows later this year, but our schedules are so all over the place that I don't know if that's going to happen."

The last album from Alter Bridge, Fortress, came out in 2013.

Tremonti briefly touched on the status of Creed and his relationship with Scott Stapp, who's bizarre behavior last year, including troubling 911 calls, had many concerned:

We haven't spoken with Scott, other than me sending... a couple texts, we haven't spoken about anything business-wise. We didn't see eye to eye on the last tour. We got together for the reunion tour, did the record and went back on tour and things kind of fell apart between us personally, and I've said it before: I'm 40 years old now, I got three bands, and I just don't have time in my life for any struggles. I want to enjoy my career and enjoy my life. I don't want to deal with any negativity.

 

The band Tremonti is currently on tour, and making a stop at The Machine Shop in Flint April 29.

Here is the band's latest single "All I Want" off the upcoming album, Cauterize.