A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sum 41's Deryck Whibley on New Album, Tour, and His Own Mortality; "Lose Control" with KOPPS' Song Premiere
Huffington Post - about 2 months
If you've followed Sum 41 over the last few years you know just how close frontman Deryck Whibley came to leaving us. I won't go into specifics because it's been so well documented (Google it if you will). Instead, I'd rather focus on the singer and the band's recent resurgence. Last fall, the band released their first album in five years entitled 13 Voices and it was met with arguably the best reviews in the pop punk band's career.
For Whibley, it's easily his most personal work. He recorded, produced, and engineered the album in his Los Angeles home, and wrote it immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. As he stated in the press release, "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, or even at all. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get be
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