Sum 41 unleash music video for new single


A couple of weeks after announcing a massive fall tour, Sum 41 has returned with a brand new music video. On Thursday (Aug. 25), the Canadian band unveiled the music video for the first official single off of their upcoming album, 13 Voices. Earlier in the week, the band had taken to Facebook to announced that they had decided on “War” as the official lead single from the impending record, though in June, they released “Fake My Own Death.”

“Hey everyone. I wanted to let you know that we have picked the official 1st single from our new record #13Voices,” the band wrote on Facebook on Monday (Aug. 22). “We will be releasing the song at 12am et on August 25th. This song is called ‘WAR.'” The music video for the song is simpler than the internet parody clip they created for “Fake My Own Death.”

The almost four-minute video begins with a woman driving a convertible in the middle of the desert. Eventually, she reaches an airplane wreckage and parks the car. She gets out and goes to the trunk of the car and pulls out frontman Deryck Whibley, leaving him in the sand. Throughout the clip, we see Whibley walking around the wreckage as the band performs inside of the bare plane. As Whibley walks around the wreckage he stops and see items in the sand. The items include a doodle, a stripped shirt, a guitar, a skateboard and a bottle of whiskey. Watch the complete video for “War” below.

According to a Facebook post which accompanied the new song’s video, Whibley explained just how the song came to be. “So we have officially picked the first single now. This song is called ‘War,’ I picked this song because of it’s importance to me,” the post, written by Whibley begins. “I feel this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. I was at a tipping point where I could have easily just given up and went back to my old ways of alcohol abuse which would’ve ended up killing me, which at the time felt like a better option. When all of a sudden, in mid-thought, these lyrics sort of appeared in my head and I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing.

The note continues: “When I read it back to myself, I realized I had written words that I would need to live up to if I wanted to survive. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics myself. To remind me that I need to keep fighting harder and what it was exactly I was fighting for.”

“War” will join “Fake My Own Death” on Sum 41’s sixth studio album. 13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. In support of the new album, the band will embark on their “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour. The trek will kick off on Oct. 5 at the House of Blues in Orlando and wrap up a month later on Nov. 6 at the Mayan in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

‘Don’t Call it a Sum-Back,’ Sum 41 are going on a North American fall tour


Sum 41’s summer has been filled with two months on the Vans Warped Tour, but don’t expect the Canadian group to take a break. On Monday (Aug. 8), the band announced plans to hit the North American roads this fall. The trek, which has been named the “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour will kick off on Oct. 5 at the House of Blues in Orlando. The month-long trek will then wrap up a month later on Nov. 6 at the Mayan in Los Angeles.

Senses Fail and As It Is will join Sum 41 for the complete North American journey. Sum 41 has joined forces with CID Entertainment to offer three different VIP Experiences throughout the tour. The packages will offer everything from an invitation to a pre-show jam session and hang with the band to access to an exclusive viewing area on stage during the show.

VIP pre-sales are set to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. local time. For those who just want to purchase tickets to the show, general sales will begin on Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. In addition to the pre-sales, Sum 41 also announced that they will be joining forces with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The organization assists with  providing financial help in the form of grants, medical bill reductions, as well as outside assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Those who feel like helping out will be given the option to make a donation during the ticket checkout process.

For now, the complete list of tour dates, including some previously announced festival dates can be seen below.

08/11 – Rocco Del Schlacko Festival – Puttlingen
08/13 – Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg
08/14 – Sziget Festival – Budapest
08/18 – Open Air Gampel – Gampel
08/19 – Highfield Festival – Grossposna
08/20 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen
08/22 – And There Come The Wolves Festival – Wiesen
08/23 – Forum Karlin – Prauge
08/24 – Chiemsee Summer Festival – Ubersee
08/26 – Carroponte – Milan

Oct 5 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL*
Oct 7 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL*
Oct 8 – The Orpheum – St. Petersburg, FL*
Oct 9 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
Oct 11 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*
Oct 12 – Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA*
Oct 13 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ*
Oct 14 – Playstation Theater – New York City, NY*
Oct 17 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC*
Oct 18 – The Phoenix – Toronto, ON*
Oct 19 – St. Andrews – Detroit, MI*
Oct 21 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL*
Oct 22 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN*
Oct 25 – Union Hall – Edmonton*
Oct 26 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB*
Oct 28 – Commodore – Vancouver, BC*
Oct 29 – Neptune – Seattle, WA*
Oct 30 – Hawthorne – Portland, OR*
Nov 1 – Regency – San Francisco, CA*
Nov 2 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
Nov 4 – Livewire – Phoenix, AZ*
Nov 5 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA*
Nov 6 – Mayan – Los Angeles, CA*

* = w/ Senses Fail and As It Is

The “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour will be in support of Sum 41’s upcoming new album, 13 Voices13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the upcoming album are currently available on the band’s website. Back in June, the band released the music video for the first single from the upcoming album, “Fake My Own Death,” which gave a taste of what to expect come October.

Sum 41 release internet-influenced music video for ‘Fake My Own Death’


Earlier this month, Sum 41 announced the impending release of their new album, 13 Voices. On Wednesday (June 29), the Canadian group unveiled the music video for the record’s lead single, “Fake My Own Death.” The video kicks off in what appears to be a construction area of Los Angeles. As Sum 41 begin to play, they are soon assault by all those things that make the internet such an interesting place. The guys try to run away from things like the Nyan cat, Minecraft, the Kermit the Frog meme, and a certain celebutant’s attempt to break the internet. All in all, it looks like Tumblr got a hold of Sum 41’s music video and gave it an “internet filter.”

Check out the music video for “Fake My Own Death,” which was directed by Marc Klasfeld, below. Klasfeld previously directed the band’s videos for “Fat Lip,” “In Too Deep,” and “The Hell Song.”

13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the upcoming album are currently available on the band’s website. In support of the recently announced sixth studio record, the group just kicked off their summer-long stint on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Considering the new album is set for a fall release date, a headlining tour is probably in the immediate future. 13 Voices marks the band’s first new set of tunes since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder.

Sum 41 announce new album, ’13 Voices’


A month after announcing that they had joined the Hopeless Records family for their upcoming new album, Sum 41 has confirmed its release date and title. On Monday (June 6), the Canadian band announced that their sixth studio album will be titled 13 Voices and is set to be released on Oct. 7. This record marks the band’s first new record since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder.

“I am really excited to be releasing an album after everything I’ve been through recently,” shares frontman Deryck Whibley. “This new music represents the journey I’ve been on throughout the process of making this record.”

“I had to fall in order to rise, and nothing feels better than to have something you love that you had to really fight for. I can honestly say that 13 Voices saved my life and I cannot wait to share it with all of you,” he adds.

Whibley began writing the new album back in 2014 after a four-month stay at the hospital stemming from liver and kidney failure. From the hospital bed, Whibley updated fans that this was an eye-opener for him and that the ordeal had inspired him to write new music. In between writing new music and launching a Pledge Music campaign to help fund the new tunes, the musician had to learn to redo everything.

“I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again… I couldn’t even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn’t have a record to make, I don’t think I would have recovered as quickly. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better.”

More information such as pre-orders for the new album will come at a later date. For now, you can check out the album art for 13 Voices and the track listing which will feature ten new songs from the band.


1. “A Murder of Crows (You’re All Dead To Me)”
2. “Goddamn I’m Dead Again”
3. “Fake My Own Death”
4. “Breaking The Chain”
5. “There Will Be Blood”
6. “13 Voices”
7. “War”
8. “God Save Us All (Death to POP) ”
9. “The Fall And The Rise”
10. “Twisted By Design”

In support of the new record announcement, Sum 41 will hit the road this summer on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. This marks Sum 41’s official comeback tour.

Sum 41 join Hopeless Records roster

Hopeless Records has added another band to their rapidly expanding roster. Last month, the Los Angeles-based record label announced that Emarosa would be joining their lineup which currently features bands like All Time Low, The Used, New Found Glory, and Taking Back Sunday. On Tuesday (May 10), the record label revealed that Sum 41 has now joined their family.

“It’s crazy to think that we started this band 20 years ago and so much has happened, and it all happened really fast,” frontman Deryck Whibley said. “When I look back at everything it still feels like it’s all so recent.”

“I think this a good thing because it still feels like there is still so much to do… which is why I am excited for a new album and to be releasing it with Hopeless Records.” Watch the band’s announcement about joining the Hopeless family below.

For fans of Sum 41, it does feel like everything happened recently. It was just two years ago that Whibley was admitted to the hospital after collapsing at his home. He was diagnosed with kidney and liver failure which he attributes to years of alcohol and substance abuse. Since being admitted to the hospital in 2014, things have looked up for the frontman.

He began writing music, regrouped with his former bandmates, started a crowd funding campaign for a new Sum 41 album, and will be hitting the road in less than a month for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. While we now know who will be releasing the new album, there is still no confirmation on the title of it or the projected release date for it.

Sum 41 Post Snippets of New Songs


It’s been months since we’ve heard anything from the Sum 41 camp. Last time the Canadian band updated fans, they already had “six or seven songs recorded.” Now, the group has given fans a little snippet of what to expect from their impending record. On Friday (Dec. 25), Sum 41 took to their Instagram page to post two short snippets of new songs.

In the captions for the two snippets, the group confirm that these are just work in progress (one caption reads “Just a rough mix” while the other one reads “Unfinished”) it’s nice to see how much work they have been doing since their last update. Listen to the two snippets below.

Just a rough mix

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Earlier this year, Sum 41 revealed that they would be hitting the studio to record a new album; the much-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder. The new album announcement came over a year after frontman Deryck Whibley was admitted to the hospital for kidney and liver failure. This time last year, the singer had posted images on Facebook showcasing him in the studio which only began talks of a new Sum 41 album.

Then, this past July, the news was confirmed when they posted a link to a Pledge Music page. On the page came the announcement Sum 41 fans had been waiting for; there was new music on the horizon. If that wasn’t enough, there was a reunion on the stage at the Alternative Press Music Awards and a month later it was revealed that former guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh had returned to the band. As of now, there is no projected released date or title for the new album. If you’re interested in still donating to the new album fund, then head on over to Pledge Music and help out. You can also check out some updates from the band as they work their magic in the studio.

Sum 41 Add Former Guitarist, Have Several Songs Recorded


With all the good Sum 41 news that has been coming our way over the past few months, frontman Deryck Whibley has revealed some more.

Last week, Whibley sat down with Alternative Press to discuss the resurrection of the band following the health issues that almost killed him last year which, in a way, resulted in the band’s reunion.

Making their official performance reunion at the Alternative Press Music Awards last month and before that announcing a new album was currently in the works, Whibley confirmed that former guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh had returned to the group and will be featured on the new album; the first since 2004’s Chuck.

When discussing Baksh’s return, Whibley admitted that somethings have changed since Baksh left the group in 2006 like them getting a little bit wiser and maturing some.

“I would say the only thing that’s different now is we’re just a little bit wiser — a little bit. We’re just a little bit more mature. We’re a little bit more experienced in life in general.”

“It’s the answer to ‘What if?’ The answer to ‘Why?’ The chance to prove that that was just a moment in time where I got overwhelmed. I took a lot of time to … really wrap my head around the responsibility of being in a band,” added Baksh.

As for new music, which seems to be the biggest question since they confirmed a new album was in the process of being made, Whibley admits that they currently have several songs recorded.

“Recording-wise, there’s about 6 or 7 songs recorded. But the thing is, I just keep writing new ones … but I am going to stop it at a point. It’s not going to keep going. For the next few months, it’s just writing and recording and then I hope it should be getting ready to be done. Then we have to figure out our label situation. I just really want to get back on the road. I hate being in the studio.”

Six to seven new songs is a great start especially for a band that could have considered DOA this time two years ago.

Sum 41 Launch Pledge Music Campaign for New Album


The Sum 41 comeback is officially underway.

Now that frontman Deryck Whibley and his side project, Deryck Whibley and the Happiness Machines, have wrapped up their three show stint in California, it looks like its full steam ahead for the Canadian band and their new record.

Taking to Pledge Music, the band have launched a crowdsoucing “project” to help fund the recording of the new album. In a message to fans, they write how after a “crazy few years for all of us in one way or another” it was time to get the band back together after a “much-needed break and a new lease on life.”

The new lease on life, which most likely brought the group back together was Whibley’s near death experience last year when he was hospitalized for kidney and liver failure. Soon after the hospitalization, Whibley began to post photos on social media of him hanging out with some of his then-former bandmates and like all things, it evolved from there into writing new music.

On their Pledge Music page, the band are currently offering several pre-order options for the not-yet-titled record. Pre-order packages range from the $10 package that includes a digital download of the new album with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage to a $500 package that gets the buyer the opportunity to hit the studio with the band and also hang out with them when they record the music video for their first single off the record.

All information about the new album and the project can be seen here.

Sum 41’s last album was 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder and was the last record to feature original drummer, Steve Jocz who left the group in 2013.

As of now, there’s no projected release time frame for the new record, but if you follow the campaign then there’s a chance followers will find out before us.

Deryck Whibley Returns to the Studio


It’s been a long year for Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley.

The musician was admitted into the hospital for kidney and liver failure back in May due to years of alcohol abuse leading to him to proclaim a sober lifestyle.

During the course of his recovery, he did reveal that while admitted, his musical muse had returned to him, inspiring him to write some new music.

Now, over six months after being in the hospital, Whibley has posted several pictures on the band’s official Facebook page of him back in the studio (as seen above) looking a lot better than he did when he wrote to fans about being rushed to the hospital back in May. The caption for the photo simply reads, “I go to work.”

The uploaded pictures also include shots of instruments and a shot of Whibley jamming with Sum 41 guitarist Tom Thacker which could be proof that some new music from the Canadian group might be on the horizon for 2015.

Check out the pictures from Facebook below.




If or when this new album becomes a reality it will be the band’s first new record since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, which was released Island Records.

Sum 41 Frontman Gets Help from Unlikely Friends


When news hit that Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley had been admitted to the hospital, the frontman was the first to reveal that the cause of his long-term hospitalization for kidney and liver failure was due to his many years of alcohol abuse.

It has now been over two months since  his life-altering news had been uncovered and now, in a recent interview, Whibley revealed that he has gotten help from two unlikely people; Iggy Pop and Tommy Lee.

Pop and Lee have been known for their boozing history and seem like the most unlikely people to help someone from the cusp of death to recovery, but with their history, that might be why they reached out to him.

“Now I’m sober, I don’t get calls from certain people that I used to…the drinking friends” Whibley began in an interview with Kerrang!

“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.”

Doctors had told Whibley that if he were to take one more shot of alcohol, it would cost him his life. The road to recovery began for the “Fat Lip” singer after he had been drinking at home and collapsed. His fiancée found him and rushed him to the hospital. That’s when the news was broken to him and where his long-term stay in the hospital began.

One silver lining for Whibley was that his ordeal had inspired him to write new music. He told fans to keep an eye out for that.