25 Aug '17, 9am
Deryck Whibley speaks on how @NOFXband inspired him to start @Sum41:
There are few stories as celebrated as the artist’s return from the brink of their own destruction. In the case of Canadian pop-punk outfit Sum 41 – or, more specifically, frontman Deryck Whibley – this timeless narrative rings as true as ever, forming the core of the band’s sixth studio album, 13 Voices . It’s impossible to talk about the band’s journey and the resulting critically acclaimed work without exploring Whibley’s widely publicised battle with alcohol – a battle he almost lost in 2014. But right now, speaking with us ahead of his return to Singapore, with co-founding guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh reunited with the band, Whibley is on top of the world: “Everything is amazing and I can’t complain.” Photo courtesy of Hopeless Records For a band that has entered its 21st year of peddling heart-on-sleeve lyrics, power chord progressions and double-time drums, and...