Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy reacted to discussions of a Creed reunion in a new BBC Radio interview.
You came up through the ranks you’ve been the wedding singer, you’ve been what you can call a working-class musician, and I was thinking about sort of Slash comparisons. He’s been mega famous pretty much all his adult life, and there’s your journey, and when you’re mentioned in the same breath, rightfully, do you have impostor syndrome?
“The talent police should’ve arrested me years ago. [Laughs] ‘Get him out of here, he’s a fraud!’
“I think it’s just because it took so long, it was, you know, a lot of artists, they have their moment in the sun in their early 20s and then they’re there indefinitely because they just have massive success.
“For me, it was years and years and years, and with that said, it wasn’t until about five years ago when I was talking with a friend about this very subject, and I kept thinking, ‘Oh, you know, this could all end tomorrow.’
“And he looked at me, he’s like, ‘You do realize at this point you probably can do this as long as you want?’.
“I was like, ‘Really?’. And then he’s like, ‘Yeah, think about it.’ And then he started to explain why, just from how the world works, and I was like, ‘Oh, maybe you’re right, but I’m still gonna work like it’s all gonna end.’
“What happens is, I’m programmed now to never rest on laurels. I’m programmed to never take it for granted, relax, that’s not gonna happen because you’re always afraid that it’s going to end, no matter what.”
You survived the great Guns N’ Roses reunion, Creed didn’t come back and whisk the rest of the band away, you’ve seen them all off…
“The way I look at it, I’m just going to put an ad in the back of the paper, and it’s going to be like, ‘Do you want your band to get back together? Get Myles to sing for you.’ [Laughs]” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.