Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips formed Alter Bridge in 2004 after a cooling of their relationship with the Creed singer (Creed has since reconciled and reunited). The new band hooked up with then ex-Creed bassist Brian Marshall and former Mayfield Four front man Myles Kennedy (who recently performed and co-wrote 2 songs on Slash's solo record and fronts his touring band).
In 2004, the band recorded their debut album, 'One Day Remains'. It went gold in the United States and spawned three singles as well as the track 'Metalingus', which was adopted by the WWE's Superstar Edge as his theme song later that year. In 2007 the band released the critically acclaimed second album, 'Blackbird', which included the hit singles 'Rise Today' and 'Watch Over You'. The latter became a top 10 video as well as the featured song on VH-1's Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew. The band took to the road to promote their sophomore release, gaining more fans across the globe with their intense and powerful live show.