MTV News caught up with Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley who discussed the band’s efforts to bounce back after their last album ‘Chuck’ was a flop, and moving on without founding Sum guitarist Dave ‘Brownsound’ Baksh. “Everything about the [‘Chuck’] record was a fu**ing mess,” Whibley admitted. “The band relationship was terrible, we didn’t have a clear vision of where we wanted to go, we didn’t really want to make a record together and we didn’t get along with our producer [Greg Nori] at the time. Then, the whole thing with Dave happened, so, yeah, I know there is a lot of baggage attached to this album. But I’d like to think that we all learned a lot from what’s happened. We realized that we needed to be a band again. Because ever since [2001’s breakthrough] ‘All Killer, No Filler’, we honestly weren’t a band. We were a machine.” Read more.
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