If you’ve ever seen Sum 41 perform live, they seem larger than life. Big. Loud. Brash. In your face. Very punk rock. And out from is Deryck Whibley who whirls around like a man possessed. It all makes for a great show.
But in person, Deryck is life-sized. He moves carefully and takes care to sit up straight because of a chronically bad back. The way he drinks his tear makes him appear almost…delicate.
But get him talking about Sum 41, he’s super-enaged. As the only permanent member of Sum 41, his is the band. So when I wanted to talk about where this group came from and how things have evolved over a quarter centure, he’s really the only guy I needed to talk to. And man, we talked.
This is part 1 of the Sum 41 story according to frontman Deryck Whibley part 1.
Songs heard on this show (all songs by Sum 41 except where noted)
Makes No Difference
In Too Deep
The Hell Song
Iggy Pop feat. Sum 41, Little Know It All
We’re All to Blame
Eric Wilhite has created this playlist for us.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday at 7 pm
- Q107/Toronto – Sunday at 9 pm
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener – Sunday at 8p pm
- Big Kingston – Saturday and Sunday at 11 pm
- The Wolf, Peterborough – Sunday at 8 pm
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- Power 97/Winnipeg – Sunday at 8 am
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver – Sunday at 11 pm
- WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown The show runs at 11 am Sunday. This, by the way, is a great option for American listeners who are prevented from listening to the show live because of geo-blocking,
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.
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