Sum 41 spoke with TheBeijinger.com in a Q&A, where an unidentified member of the Canadian rock group talked about how being friends since high school and loving to tour has been the secret to their longevity, not worrying about trying to stay relevant, not feeling too bad about losing out with their Grammy nomination to the Foo Fighters, often getting confused as being Americans, listening to a lot of ’50s and ’60s music, and their latest LP ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’ being the favorite.
“From the beginning we’ve all always been into different styles of music, whether it’s punk, hard rock, metal, alternative, hip-hop, pop, etc.,” the Sum 41 member said about their sound. “So from the beginning there’s always been a little of everything in our stuff.”
Steve “Stevo” Jocz of Sum 41 spoke with Hollywood Dame in a Q&A, where the drummer talked about the band’s new album ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’ and how it differs from their past efforts. “We’ve always tried different things and explored different sounds,” Stevo said. “I think our fans, when we sound different, they are fine with that. The new album is darker, heavier, and more aggressive. It’s more melodic and fans will be able to see that.” The full transcript at Hollywooddame.com has since been removed.
Alternative Press has an exclusive stream of a new Sum 41 track, titled ‘Blood In My Eyes’, from the band’s upcoming new album, ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’. The track is the second song that has been released off the album, following the band’s title track, ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’. ‘Blood In My Eyes’ will also be available for instant download to all those who pre-order the album on iTunes next Tuesday. Listen to the new song at altpress.com.
Sum 41 has released a viral video for the title track of their new album ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’, released March 29th. An official video for the track will premiere in the coming weeks. The band spent nearly all of 2010 on the road, including their 4th headlining run on the 2010 Van’s Warped Tour. The video follows the band around with footage from their massive live performances to goofing around backstage and their bus.
After spending nearly all of last year on the road, including their fourth headlining run on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour, Sum 41 has completed the most long-awaited new studio album of their career. ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’, arriving March 29th jumps out with the title tune single, ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’, impacting now at Alternative Rock radio formats.
‘Screaming Bloody Murder’, which opens up a second decade for Sum 41 on Island Records, marks the first album to be fully self-produced Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley. Listen to the song via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Departing Las Palmas after some night club action the other night, Deryck Whibley says that one must have the “Key to Life” to write great songs. The Sum 41 frontman confessed he has not found such a key. Watch Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below.
Deryck Whibley was spotted arriving at Bardot Nightclub in Hollywood the other night, where the Sum 41 frontman was again asked about his thoughts on Katy Perry and Russell Brand getting married, this time after the fact. Deryck, who recently ended his marriage to Avril Lavigne, didn’t take the bait. Watch Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below.
Deryck Whibley was quite feisty as he entered Cinespace Nightclub when asked about Katy Perry’s wedding. “Why do you keep asking questions that nobody gives a sh** about,” the Sum 41 singer asked. Watch the Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below.
Deryck Whibley and a busty woman were spotted outside Boa on Friday (October 15), where the Sum 41 singer was ironically asked about what could be done to prevent celebrity divorces, given his marriage to Avril Lavigne recently ended. Watch Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below.
Sum 41 has been forced to cancel their return to the Vans Warped Tour. The band played over 20 dates during the seven week summer tour that took them to cities all over the United States and Canada. The band had taken leave to play Summer Sonic festival dates in Japan and were expected to resume their spot on the Vans Warped Tour this week. Unfortunately, lead singer Deryck Whibley was attacked in a random unprovoked incident in Japan last Thursday night which aggravated a previous slipped disk injury that he sustained in 2007. After seeking medical attention, Deryck and band mates Steve Jocz, Cone McCaslin and Tom Thacker went on to play as part of the festival in Osaka and Tokyo.
Whibley’s condition has not improved. Knowing that they are unable to deliver their signature high energy show, Sum 41 made the tough decision that a break is needed while Deryck begins rehabilitation for the slipped disk.
“Being a part of the Warped Tour this summer meant a lot to us. We haven’t toured in two years and the bands, the crowds and the entire Warped Tour crew have been amazing to us,” said drummer Steve Jocz late last night. “We were excited to be back in front of our fans and are very disappointed that we have to pull off the tour. We know that it would be more frustrating for the fans if we can’t give it our all. Deryck is doing everything he can to get himself better and we’re there for him.”
Sum 41 will not perform at the following Vans Warped Tour dates:
August 11, 2010 – Pomona, CA
August 12, 2010 – Marysville, CA
August 13, 2010 – Boise, ID
August 14, 2010 – Quincy, WA
August 15, 2010 – Portland, OR
Whibley is expected to make a full recovery with the necessary treatment and rest. The band will be back out on the road again in Europe at the end of August.