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Dave “Brownsound” Baksh rejoins Sum 41

Nearly a decade after parting ways with the band, guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh is officially rejoining Sum 41!

The news broke last night when Baksh joined the band on stage at the Alternative Press Music Awards to play a handful of their classics, including “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip.” He shortly after confirmed it wasn’t a one-off performance and he would be rejoining the band full-time, posting the following on his Instagram page:

Yes yes y’all I’m back. @sum41 thanks to all of the crew, band and fans for making me feel so welcome. Thanks @blinksumday41 for the rad shot! I feel so thankful. #sum41 #skumfuks #apmas #family

To watch the band’s full APMAs performance, check out the video below. Brownsound appears when the final guitar solo on “In Too Deep” kicks in, oh and Darryl McDaniels (aka DMC) joins the band in covering some Run DMC as well.



Sum 41 launch crowdfunding campaign for new album

After a few years of some line-up changes and health issues, Sum 41 are finally ready to get back in action. The band has started a PledgeMusic campaign to help them fund the new album, with plenty of perks for fans to choose. Here’s a snippet of what the band has to say about the project:

“Words can’t describe how good it feels to be back, so I’ll just let the music do that instead. It’s 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. It’s time to make a fucking great record!”

You can find out more about the campaign right here.

Sum 41 released their last album, Screaming Bloody Murder, in 2011 through Island Records.



Deryck Whibley and The Happiness Machines announce California shows, playing Sum 41 songs

Apparently Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has a side-project called ‘Deryck Whibley and The Happiness Machines’ now, and they are going to be playing a short run of club shows in California early next month. All the promotional materials say the band will be “playing Sum 41 songs,” but based on the fact that this isn’t being branded as a Sum 41 tour, I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess Jason McCaslin and Tom Thacker aren’t in the mix.

Either way, these will be Deryck Whibley’s first on-stage appearances since his recovery from alcoholism, so if you’re interested in seeing him and a couple random dudes playing Sum 41 songs, you can find more info on when and where that will be happening below.

Sum 41 released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder in 2011 through Island Records. They have been working on a new record as of late, in addition to searching for someone to take the place of drummer Steve Jocz, who parted ways with the band two years ago.



Sum 41 reportedly working on new album

Following Deryck Whibley’s recovery from alcoholism, Sum 41 have announced that they have been playing together again for the first time in two years, and have apparently begun working on new material for their long-awaited new record. The band writes:

“an amazing day of running through a set of old songs. after 2 years not playing together the band sounded tighter than ever. had a great time playing the old ones. tomorrow we work on the new ones!”

Sum 41 released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder on Island Records in 2011. The band has been auditioning a replacement for their longtime drummer Stevo, who left the band two years ago.



Sum 41 to perform for first time in over two years at Alternative Press Music Awards

Sum 41 have announced they will be performing at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards, which will take place on July 22nd in Cleveland, Ohio. This will be the band’s first show back following the recovery of frontman Deryck Whibley, who nearly drank himself to death in early 2014.

Sum 41’s latest album Screaming Bloody Murder was released in March of 2011 through Island Records. During Whibley’s recovery, the band began working on a new record which currently has no set release date.



Sum 41 finish drums for new album

According to an Instagram post, Sum 41 have finished tracking the drums for their new album, which the band began recording last month. Not much else is known about the upcoming album, but we will keep you updated. Check out the post below.

The band released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder on Island Records in 2011.



Sum 41 in the studio?

Sum 41 recently posted a photo of their singer Deryck Whibley in the studio on their official Facebook Page with the following caption, “I go to work.” In addition, they posted photos of Whibley and guitarist Tom Thacker jamming together in the studio as well as photos of the band’s instruments and equipment. These posts indicate that Sum 41 has been back in the studio recording their long-awaited new album. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the situation come to light.

Sum 41 released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder on Island Records in 2011. The band has been auditioning a replacement for their longtime drummer Stevo, who left the band a year ago.



Deryck Whibley posts original version of Sum 41’s “Open Your Eyes”

As Deryck Whibley’s recovery from a near-fatal battle with alcohol continues, he’s been unearthing some gems from the Sum 41 vault. Today, he posted the original, previously-unreleased version of the track “Open Your Eyes.” The version everyone knows ended up on the band’s  third album, “Chuck,” which just celebrated its tenth anniversary. Here’s what Whibley had to say:

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

Check out “Open Your Eyes” in its originally-intended form here. Let us know what ya think in the comments below!



Rain City Rockers (members of Gob, Sum 41 and Goldfinger) streaming upcoming album “Mayday”

Rain City Rockers is a new band made up of Tom Thacker (Sum 41, Gob), Anthony Bleed (Die Mannequin), Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger) and vocalist Andrew Conroy.

You can stream their debut album “Mayday” here.

The album will be released on September 16th via Flashlight Music Group.



Deryck Whibley posts original demo of Sum 41’s “Crash”

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has posted the original demo of the band’s song “Crash” on his official website. Here’s what Whibley had to say about the track, which ended up appearing on the band’s 2011 album Screaming Bloody Murder:

“I was going through my old cassette tapes of ideas today and i came across the original demo of the song “crash”. 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. I’ve seen a few people die in front of me in my life and it’s definitely a bizarre moment to see the life being taken out of someone. I went home and wrote this song in minutes and recorded this version. And now, after everything i’ve been through recently this song holds new meaning for me. It’s not much different than the album but i like this version because i remember exactly how i felt when i was putting it down. I used to have this big open room with a nice grand piano. I would love to come down in the mornings and play for awhile as i was waking up. The room had really high ceilings and gave off this great natural reverb. It felt like being in a big concert hall. It was almost a haunting sound in that room. It made you feel very alone. And i don’t think i could have written crash if it didn’t sound like that.”

According to recent reports, there’s a new Sum 41 album in the works! The band’s also auditioning a replacement for longtime drummer Stevo, who left the band a year ago.



Sum 41 in the studio recording new music

According to a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, Deryck Whibley and the rest of Sum 41 are currently in the studio working on new music. Whibley posted a few pictures and the following message on the page earlier this morning:

“Getting ready to record some drums. New ideas! Stay tuned for more updates and photos. Gotta get to bed now. It’s 530am and we start recording in 6 hours.

-Deryck Whibley”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on new Sum 41 music come to light. In case you’ve been out of the loop for the past few months, Deryck was hospitalized back in March after nearly drinking himself to death – luckily, as you can tell, he is recovering very quickly.



Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) is currently writing new music

Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) has apparently been writing new music, after his recent hospital visit.  This news comes by way of a recent update from Deryck:

“night out for dinner with my two special ladies. my mum michelle and my fiancé ariana.

we had an amazing dinner with a few friends the other night and it was the first time I have gotten to go out for a fun night since i was released from the hospital.

I also had a little jam session at my house earlier in the day and it was so fun to play some of the old songs again. it gives me inspiration to write songs again along with the touring itch. right now i’m having my studio worked on because theres are a few things in there that aren’t working right (ah,the joys of having your own studio.), but after today it should be back and rocking. I got some good writing done today and i can’t wait to get it all down and recorded.

I hope that you are all doing well and staying safe.

i’ll keep you posted,

deryck”

Sum 41 are currently working on a new album, which will be their first since 2011′s Screaming Bloody Murder. They are also auditioning a replacement for their longtime drummer Stevo, who left the band a year ago.



Deryck Whibley reconnects with original Sum 41 guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh

Deryck Whibley recently reunited with original Sum 41 guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh after not seeing one another for seven years. About his reunion with his former bandmate, Deryck wrote:

“brown sound and i hanging in my backyard with sinatra! fun times hanging out with an old friend again, we haven’t seen each other in 7 years! we were soaking up the sun, playing some of my favourite guitars, laughing and watching funny movies. just like old times.”

Brownsound was a member of Sum 41 for ten years, and played on their first four records — Half Hour of Power, All Killer No Filler, Does This Look Infected? and Chuck — before leaving the band in 2006. He has since been replaced by GOB guitarist and vocalist Thom Thacker.

Sum 41 are currently working on a new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder. They are also auditioning a replacement for their longtime drummer Stevo, who left the band a year ago.



Deryck Whibley says he and Sum 41 will be “back out on stage before you know it”

Earlier this month, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley revealed in an update on his website that he had been hospitalized after his liver and kidney started to fail as a result of irresponsible drinking. More recently, Whibley posted the above image on the band’s Facebook page with the following caption:

“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.

See you all soon, Deryck Whibley”

According to a recent post on former Sum 41 guitar tech Brian Keith Diaz’s blog, Deryck had been trying to cut back on his drinking when he last saw him a year ago. We sincerely hope he follows through this time around and has a quick recovery.



Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) almost drank himself to death

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has revealed, via an update on his website, that he was recently hospitalized after his liver and kidney started to fail as a result of irresponsible drinking. Here’s his official statement:

“hey everyone, it’s deryck here. sorry i’ve been so m.i.a. lately, but i’ve been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my trip to the hospital. the reason i got so sick is from all the hard boozing i’ve been doing over the years. it finally caught up to me. i was drinking hard every day. until one night. i was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around mid night and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden i didn’t feel so good. i then collapsed to the ground unconscious. my fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. i was stuck with needles and i.v.’s all over. i was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK. when i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. my mum and step dad were standing over me. i was so freaked out. my liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die. i’m not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didn’t, 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 you all sometime! there will be more posts again so s[t]ay up to date friends.”

At least it sounds like he’s come to terms with having to change his lifestyle. Good luck on the rest of your recovery, Deryck!

Sum 41 released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder on Island Records in 2011. Whenever a new album is released, it will be the band’s first album without long-time drummer, Stevo, who left in April 2013.