Sum 41 to Break Up
Ontario pop-punk outfit Sum 41 are breaking up. The band announced the news on social media earlier today (May 8). “Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives,” the group wrote. “We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in every way.” They went on to reveal that “Sum 41 will be disbanding,” but assured fans that they will finish their current tour and will announce worldwide farewell trek in the near future. Sum 41’s upcoming double album, Heaven :x: Hell, will mark their final LP. Find the band’s full statement below.
Sum 41 skyrocketed to fame in 2001 when their punk-rap track “Fat Lip” took over radio airwaves, was repeatedly played on MTV’s Total Request Live and wound up at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart. The song appeared on the band’s debut album, All Killer No Filler, which produced subsequent radio singles such as “In Too Deep” and “Motivation.” They have released seven studio albums in the ensuing years, the most recent of which was 2019’s Order in Decline.
Guitarist Deryck Whibley, drummer Steve Jocz, bassist Richard Roy, and vocalist Jon Marshall formed Sum 41 in 1996. Whibley is now the band’s lead vocalist and he’s also the only remaining original member, joined in Sum 41 by guitarists Dave Baksh and Tom Thacker, bassist Jason McCaslin, and drummer Frank Zummo.