In Pop-Punks heyday of the early 2000s, we had the four pillars. Blink 182, Green Day, Offspring and Sum 41. Whilst the former two have had continued success, the latter two seem to have somewhat struggled. Sum 41 especially in the absence from the music world. Releasing only two albums since the departure of long time lead guitarist, Dave “Brown Sound” Baksh.
However after front-man Deryck Whibley’s brush with death due to liver failure, Sum 41 seem to be making a comeback. Getting ready to return to the studio for the next album and playing Alternative Press’s Music Awards with Dave Baksh, his first appearance with the band after nearly a decade.
Dave’s replacement, Tom Thacker will remain in the band which will make Sum 41 a five piece for the first time ever. When asked for comment, Whibley told Alternative Press:
“I’ve had people come to me and say, “You know, guitar music is dying. Look at all the bands having success now—some of them don’t even have guitars. It’s a lot of guys with keyboards and computers onstage.” We’re saying the ultimate “Fuck you!” to all that shit, to everybody. We’re adding more guitars!”
(Read the full interview HERE)
With Whibley making an incredible recovery and Dave back with the band. It seems This ISN’T goodbye from Sum 41 (get it?… because of the song from Half Hour Of Power… No? Nevermind),
Now let’s hope drummer Steve Jocz follows suit and turns this into a six piece.