I had the opportunity to interview a few people at Emo Nite Baltimore last Saturday.
First up is Frank Zummo, drummer of the legendary band Sum 41, and he talks about inspiring young people through the “Drum Tour,” meshing genres in his set at Emo Nite, and new music from Sum 41.
I also spoke with William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is…, and he talks about his band’s legacy in emo, making new music, and crushing on The Cure.
Sum 41 will be playing a Does This Look Infected? set at Warped Tour on July 17th.
Sparrow Sleeps have released a set of Sum 41 lullabies. You can check out Half Hour of Nap on Spotify or Apple Music.
Sum 41 have shared a new update that says they’re demoing new songs right now and they hope to have a new album out next year.
Sum 41 are going on tour to celebrate Does This Look Infected? turning 15 years old.
Sum 41 have uploaded their performance of “Fake My Own Death” on Colbert to YouTube.
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 talked with MTV about the making of their video for “Still Waiting” and poking fun at The Strokes:
“Everyone else had kinda disappeared, and it’s now like 9 in the morning, so it’s one of those kinda parties,” Whibley said. “Julian and I [were] in the lobby drinking, and I just told him, ‘We got this idea for this video. What do you think? Do we have your blessing or do you hate it?’ And he was dying laughing. He goes, ‘Please do it! You have to do it.’ So we said, alright, cool, we have his blessing.”
“The way we looked at it was how quickly genres can come and go, and you can be the It band of a genre, and all of a sudden, a year later, it’s a whole new thing,” Whibley said. “That’s why the intro was so important to us because it set up that we’re making fun of ourselves. We’re irrelevant now because of all these new bands that are the new cool thing.”
Sum 41 have released a video for “Goddamn I’m Dead Again.”
Sum 41 and Pierce the Veil have announced a new tour together. Dates are below.
Sum 41’s All Killer No Filler is getting a vinyl re-press on January 27th.
Frontman Deryck Whibley details his long and difficult road back contained in Sum 41’s new album 13 Voices, the return of original guitarist Dave Baksh, his feelings about the band’s older material, and why he doesn’t like modern pop music.
Sum 41 did an acoustic performance for Rolling Stone.
For their newer selection, the pop-punk veterans stripped down recent single “Fake My Own Death” from its rough, thrashing original version into a tender, heartbreaking ballad. The acoustic run-through unlocks the vulnerability singer Deryck Whibley puts forth in his lyrics.
Sum 41 have announced some UK tour dates. You can find those below.
Sum 41’s performance of “Fake My Own Death” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert can be watched below.
Bully have covered Sum 41’s “Fat Lip.” You can watch that over at The A.V. Club.
Sum 41 have released their new song “War” on Spotify in certain regions. It’ll be live on all digital outlets tonight at midnight.
Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley sat down with Punkvideosrock to talk about the band’s upcoming album and the most personal song on it, “War.” He also speaks about overcoming sobriety through this record, collaborating with Ludacris, and writing with Michael and Calum of 5 Seconds of Summer.
Sum 41 will be touring this fall with Senses Fail and As It Is. Dates can be found below.
Sum 41’s Chuck is getting a re-pressing via SRC Vinyl. The run is limited to 500 and will be released on September 9th.