Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh Says He Is Cancer Free Following Recent Surgery

Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh has revealed that he recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Fortunately, the guitarist says he is now cancer free.

Baksh said the following:

“This one is a #thankyou letter to all of you. There was a time when I wasn’t sure if I could take part in our @sum41 @simpleplan @setitoff leg of #blamecanada Tour. Around March I found a lump and had it checked out, within two weeks I went through surgery in order to get rid of a tumour that ended up being #cancer Dont be concerned, my brush with this serious disease was very short lived thanks to the help of great doctors, a friend that helped me get a bone scan within weeks of my surgery, my family (extended included), the amazing people in #LDK (up the Kzinti!) and last but not least the emotional, physical and celery juice support that @krennykren and my wonderfully amazing gifted, did I mention wonderful kids gave me. Something incredible that this disease taught me is how many amazing and supportive people I have in my life. I’m beyond thankful for you and I’m forever in your debt. So as of now I’m cancer free and ready to enjoy tour life again with a fresh perspective on everything. If you have the time please pledge your support or join @krennykren and I at this year’s @relayforlife on Saturday #June11 We are attending in support of my mother who is beating cancer at this very moment and anyone else who’s life cancer has touched. The @cancersociety link for donations is [HERE].”

Sum 41 Planning To Release New Double Album “Heaven And Hell”

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley revealed that the band are planning to release a new double album titled “Heaven And Hell.” The effort is expected to feature pop-punk tracks on the “Heaven” side and metal tracks on the “Hell” side. Whibley said the following about the metal material:

“Some of the metal stuff comes with a lot of anger for people who have stolen from me and hurt me in the past.”

He also added the following about the pop-punk material:

“It all made sense to me why pop-punk is coming back: it’s feel-good music. There’s something that’s happy about it. Something young and innocent and free.”

Simple Plan And Sum 41 Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Simple Plan and Sum 41 have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Simple Plan will be performing “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls” in full on the trek, while Sum 41 will be performing “All Killer No Filler” in full. Set It Off and Magnolia Park will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Set It Off:

04/29 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
04/30 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
05/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/04 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/07 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
05/08 New York, NY – Pier 17 – The Rooftop
05/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
05/11 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
05/13 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
05/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles
05/15 Chicago, IL – Radius
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
05/18 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
05/20 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove
05/21 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
05/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon
05/24 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
05/25 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
05/27 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Music Festival

With Magnolia Park:

07/29 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
07/30 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
07/31 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
08/05 San Diego, CA – SOMA
08/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/09 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
08/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (no Magnolia Park)
08/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
08/14 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
08/16 Garden City, ID – Revolution
08/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (no Magnolia Park)
08/18 Denver, CO – The Fillmore (no Magnolia Park)

Simple Plan Team Up With Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley For New Song “Ruin My Life”

Simple Plan have joined forces with Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley for a new song titled “Ruin My Life.” You can find an official video for that track below. The band commented:

“‘Ruin My Life’ is a song about overcoming adversity, going through a difficult life situation, and not only surviving it, but becoming an even stronger and more resilient version of yourself because of it. It’s fun, catchy, energetic and empowering and we’re so excited to share it with our fans. Having Deryck from Sum 41 sing on it with us makes it even more special!”

Wage War, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Etc. Added To 2022 So What?! Music Festival

Wage War, Lil Skies, Mod Sun, Pouya, State Champs, Hail The Sun, Rebecca Black, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Big K.R.I.T., and Oxymorrons have all been added to the 2022 So What?! Music Festival. That event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the updated daily lineups can be seen in the below poster:

I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Etc. Set For 2022 So What?! Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

May 27: I Prevail, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Bleeding Through, Born Of Osiris, Carnifex, Crown The Empire, Lorna Shore, Polyphia, Stick To Your Guns, Suicide Silence, AngelMaker, Chamber, Distant, Dropout Kings, Escape The Fate, Fire From The Gods, The Acacia Strain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Veil Of Maya, Gideon, He Is Legend, If I Die First, Jynx, Left To Suffer, New Years Day, Omerta, Signs Of The Swarm, Spite, The Callous Daoboys, The Word Alive, Traitors, UnityTX, Upon A Burning Body, and Volumes.

May 28: Blackbear, Simple Plan, Sum 41, 3OH!3, Grandson, The Maine, Against The Current, Maggie Lindemann, Nothing,Nowhere, Poorstacy, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Belmont, Bilmuri, Blackstarkids, Cemetery Sun, Chad Tepper, Concrete Castles, First And Forever, Girlfriends, Heart Attack Man, John Harvie, Keep Flying, Lil Aaron, Point North, Tramp Stamps, Tyler Posey, and With Confidence.

May 29: 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, 24kGoldn, Snot, Princess Nokia, Trippie Redd, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Bankrol Hayden, Cochise, IDK, Jasiah, Lil Darkie, Paris Texas, 10k.Caash, 22GZ, Boobie Lootaveli, Father, Freddie Dredd, Haarper, Kah-Lo, Kay Flock, Ken Carson, Kidd Kenn, Kodoku, Kxllswxtch, Lancey Foux, Lil Gnar, Matt Ox, Midwxst, Oliver Francis, OmenXIII, Ppcocaine, Rich Dunk, Robb Bank$, Savage Ga$p, SSGKOBE, Stunna 4 Vegas, Travie Mccoy, and YNG Martyr.

Sum 41 Release Reimagined Version Of “Catching Fire” Featuring Nothing,Nowhere

Sum 41 have teamed up with nothing,nowhere for a reimagined version of their song “Catching Fire.” Frontman Deryck Whibley wrote the track for his wife Ari Whibley after she tried to take her own life. The updated take on the track was released as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and its official video features fan-submitted stories of loss.

Whibley commented:

“Writing this song was cathartic for me in dealing with my emotions for the first time about almost losing my wife to suicide. When I first played it for her, it was the beginning of us having an open conversation about what she went through. In sharing her story, we are hoping to let others know they are not alone and that if you need help, there is no shame in saying so.”

nothing,nowhere added:

“As someone who has had to deal with mental illness throughout my life, it was a no-brainer when Deryck approached me to get on this song. I think it’s important to let those close to you know that you love them and that you are there for them unconditionally. I’m a lifelong Sum 41 fan and I’m honored to be a part of something like this.”

The original version of “Catching Fire” appears on Sum 41’s latest album “Order In Decline.”

Watch Members Of The Used And Sum 41 Perform A Medley Of Rage Against The Machine Covers

Bert McCracken (The Used), Dave “Brownsound” Baksh (Sum 41), Frank Zummo (Sum 41), and Jeph Howard have joined forces for a quarantine covers medley of Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio,“ “Bulls On Parade,“ “Know Your Enemy,” and “Killing In The Name.“ You can find footage of that below, along with a clip of the musicians discussing the medley with Rock Sound.

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) To Release New Covers Album “Silver Linings”

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will be releasing a new covers album titled “Silver Linings” on May 14. The effort will feature various tracks from the drummer’s “quarantine jam video series.” Pre-orders can be found HERE. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Neal Casal Music Foundation.

“Silver Linings” Track Listing:

01. “City Of Blinding Lights” (U2 cover) (feat. Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
02. “Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns” (Mother Love Bone cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
03. “Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
04. “Run-DMC Medley” (Run-DMC cover) (feat. Run-DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano, and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
05. “Rhiannon” (Fleetwood Mac cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi, Beauty In The Machine’s Jennifer Cella, and Randy McStine)
06. “Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
07. “Transylvania” (Iron Maiden cover) (feat. Skid Row’s Dave “Snake” Sabo, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Anthrax’s Jon Donais)
08. “Presto Vivace” (U.K. cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Testament’s Alex Skolnick, and Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess)
09. “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
10. “Jimmy James” (Beastie Boys cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
11. “All The Way” (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley, Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness, and Rob Zombie’s John 5)
12. “Mr. Speed“ (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley and Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness)
13. “Public Image” (Public Image cover) (feat. Turbonegro’s Hank Von Hell, Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, and Sum 41’s Jason “Cone” McCaslin)
14. “Funny Vibe” (Living Colour cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Living Colour’s Corey Glover, and Butcher Babies’ Henry Flury)

Benante said the following about the album:

“Back in February of last year with COVID and all the other B.S. that was going on, I was glued to the 24-hour news cycle on the TV and my phone, and I started to get really depressed. My girlfriend said I needed to turn off the news and suggested I do something creative, whether it was art or drumming or writing new songs, and she was right.”

“I knew a lot of my musician friends were going through the same thing I had been, so I started asking them if they wanted to get involved, play some songs with me, maybe make a video – that’s how it all started.”

“This isn’t a solo album. This is a record of my favorite songs done with some of my friends during a very dark time. We found a shining light and this is the result of that light. I was really happy that my musician friends came on board and helped make this record what it is. I appreciate all of them, and they all did such a fantastic job. Despite all of the darkness we’ve experienced this past year, there are ‘silver linings,’ that’s why I chose that title for the album.”

The record’s first single, Benante’s “Run-DMC Medley” with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), can be found below:

Watch Sum 41, CKY, Etc. Members Cover Alice In Chains’ “Would?”

Chuck Garric (Beasto Blanco, Alice Cooper), Dave “Brownsound” Baksh (Sum 41), Jess Margera (CKY), and Jean Genus (Hank Von Hell) have shared a quarantine cover of Alice In Chains’ “Would?.” You can check that out below: