Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Chimes In On The State Of Rock Music

By Katrina Nattress

August 3, 2019

2015 Alternative Press Music Awards

Sum 41 recently released an in-your-face punk album, Order In Decline, proving that they're doing their part in keeping rock music alive and well, but what do they think about the state of the genre in general? During a recent interview (via Altpress) frontman Deryck Whibley gave his opinion on whether or not rock n' roll is dead.

“It’s tough because there are a lot of rock bands and if you travel the world and you go to festivals and do all these shows it seems some people would say rock is dead, but I don’t see it," he admitted. "The fans are there. It may not be on all the mainstream radio anymore, but the audience is there. You also do have some rock bands that feel like they don’t wanna necessarily be rock bands anymore and they sort of go to a different style of music which is totally fine, but for us, we feel more comfortable with loud guitars.”

The band is taking its loud guitars on the road this fall for the North American leg of its Order In Decline World Tour, where it'll be joined by The Amity Affliction and The Plot Is You, and a few dates with Of Mice And Men.

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