Deryck Whibley spoke with Fuse about his recovery process, touring, record labels, and the upcoming album.
It seems like a really democratic move. Is there a particular freedom in doing that? Do you get to call all the shots?
"We always did. The difference is that you don't have people to argue with as much. On our last record [2011's Screaming Bloody Murder], being on a major label in a time where most music is just pop when I want to make a rock record, you have people to argue with about why they think you should be making a pop record, ruining your career, trying to convince you of that. I have to say, 'No, wrong, and I'm going to do this anyway.' And they say, 'Fine, you can do...
"Deryck [Whibley] and I chatted, and weíre going to basically start working on the new record, and if thereís anything I can do for it, Iím there for him. And then we start the touring cycle. Yeah, I am backóand I will do everything I can to stay permanent. I wonít get kicked out.Ē
The only clarification we've seen from the Sum 41 camp on if Dave Baksh has joined the band again as a permanent member is a response on Facebook reading, "all options are open right now" and "there's no yes or no answer to that."
Words canít describe how good it feels to be back, so Iíll just let the music do that instead. Itís been a crazy few years for all of us in one way or another, but with this much needed break and a new lease on life Sum 41 is back and stronger and more excited than we have been in a long time. Itís time to make a fucking great record!
i have a whole stock pile of old sum 41 stuff saved in storage. versions of songs that never got used, old demos, unreleased tracks etc. i found something the other day that i had forgotten about. this was the original version for the song open your eyes. it has a shorter first chorus and a different guitar solo. this was the way i intended the song to be but somehow it got changed in the studio along the way. i ended up using this solo in a different song later on, but i always liked this version and i still do
Sum 41's Deryck Whibley posted a demo of their song "Crash" on his site along with a write-up about its origin.
i was going through my old cassette tapes of ideas today and i came across the original demo of the song ďcrashĒ. this recording was made about an hour after i witnessed a horrible car crash where one of the drivers was killed instantly. it all happened right before my eyes. i was the first one there and jumped out of my car immediately trying to help but i could feel the lifelessness in the air, you could just tell he was dead and there was nothing i could do. iíve seen a few people die in front of me in my life and itís definitely a bizarre moment to see the life being taken...
In a new interview with Kerrang, Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) talks about how Iggy Pop and Tommy Lee have been helping him with advice in regard to his sobriety.
"Now I'm sober, I don't get calls from certain people that I used toÖ the drinking friends," Whibley said. "Now I'm the bum-out to them. Who wants to invite the sober guy to the party? Y'know who has been incredibly supportive? Iggy Pop. He had a lot of great advice; he's been through it all. We've been friends for years."
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 recently sat down for an interview with Geoff Nixon at CBCNews:
"When everything that happened to me after years and years of drinking so much, I never realized that I was taking it that far, I never realized that I would end up in the hospital like that," he said. "I just wanted our fans to know that it can happen to you, too, if youíre not careful."
Today Sum 41's Deryck Whibley dropped the "Lavigne" from his name - which he secretly got added on after marrying pop star Avril Lavigne in 2006. A judge granted the name change recently, as reported here.
The rockerís request to drop Avrilís name was stamped on Thursday. As we first revealed, Whibley had secretly taken her name during their 2006 marriage Ö to become Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley. Deryckís name change was filed a few months after Lavigne married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroger Ö which is probably not a coincidence. The fact Deryck has a new fiancťe probably influenced the change too.
Deryck Whibley has posted an update on his website and promises to be "back on stage before [we] know it."
hey everyone, i just wanted to thank you all so much for sending gifts and all of the compassion and support you have shown me. it really means a lot to me in this time of recovery. i will be better soon and back out on stage before you know it.
The party animal in me loved it but it had already started to take a toll on my body after several months. I couldnít believe how far Deryck could go, though. I couldnít get myself to walk from the bus to the venue some days, and here this guy was playing shows every single night for an hour or more, sweating, running around like a maniac, and killing a bottle of whiskey. It was insanity.
Following up after Deryck Whibley's blog post explaining his situation with alcoholism and near death experiences due to liver and kidney failure, a new saddening photo has surfaced. Head to the replies to see how serious Deryck's blog was. All of us here at AP.net wish Deryck a healthy recovery and hope better days are in his future.
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41posted a blog about his recent stay in the hospital due to his liver and kidney starting to fail as a result of irresponsible drinking.
i was so freaked out. my liver and kidneyís collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i canít drink anymore. if i have one drink the docís say i will die. iím not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didnít, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see...
We are saddened to pass on the news that Deryck Whibley is struggling once again with his recurring back problems and so SUM 41 has made the tough decision of having to leave the Canadian Tour for the remaining shows. Those shows include Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton and Halifax.
Today we're kicking off a brand new feature where we look back on some of the key releases that are approaching 10th anniversaries. Sum 41's Does This Look Infected? was released on November 26th, 2002 and to start we have an interview with Deryck Whibley, which gets some of his perspective on the release. Feel free to leave your own memories about this record in the replies. My personal memory can be found below.
In case you missed the first variants of Sum 41's All Killer No Filler, ShopRadioCast has your back. They'll be launching a preorder for their exclusive white variant (limited to 300) this afternoon at 6 p.m. EST. Also, today is the 11th birthday of this record.