Sum 41 Drummer Quits
2013-04-18 by andcas | 95 Comments

Sum 41’s original drummer has left the band after a long 17 year run with them. Reasoning behind Steve Jocz's departure is unclear but follows a tour cancellation. The band had plans to record a new album this year so it's likely a replacement will step in. Here’s the only official statement given at this time:

"I’m sorry to announce that I’ve decided to leave Sum 41.

Touring with the band has been an amazing experience that has taken us far beyond our old practice space in my parent’s basement to countless countries around the world. I’ve had the opportunity to see and experience so much and for that I am truly grateful.

I just want to thank all of our fans for making the last 17 years possible. I had a blast.

Thanks again,
Stevo.”


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poorzack
April 18th 2013

80 Comments


RIP

Tijnmans
April 18th 2013

350 Comments


time to break up [2]


joshieboy12345
April 18th 2013

5256 Comments


He had a good run.

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osmark86
April 18th 2013

2986 Comments


17 yrs, dang.

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drasticaction74
April 18th 2013

1675 Comments


christ

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sailSAway
April 18th 2013

812 Comments


lol 17 years...is about the age they started this band.

sailSAway
April 18th 2013

812 Comments


Deryck will be in this band until he's 41

c0nf1n3d
April 18th 2013

268 Comments


Well, looks like they can't do "Pain for Pleasure" anymore.

That being said, the dude was a pretty legit drummer. Just listen to his work on "Chuck."

I dunno where the band will really go from here though. Screaming Bloody Murder was a vast improvement from Underclass Hero, but at least for me...not as good as Chuck.

jungletiger
April 18th 2013

369 Comments


Noooooooooooo

slipnslide
April 18th 2013

2640 Comments


RIP

Ire
April 18th 2013

41454 Comments


shitty band

nononsense
April 18th 2013

3263 Comments


Band has sucked since Dave left a year after Chuck was released. The dude could flat shred. This loss needs to be the nail in the coffin.

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Owantjaaaa
April 18th 2013

2782 Comments


Damn, steve was such a cool guy. I remember their touring vids from scotland where he was shouting "hello?!?!?! My name is STEVU" through a mailbox with a weird scottisch accent.
This band used to be fun, but deryck is ruining it by being a whiny addict.

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Storm In A Teacup
April 18th 2013

12688 Comments


I don't like saying something like this, but it really is time for Sum 41 to break up.

Cygnatti
April 18th 2013

20022 Comments


they should have broken up 17 years ago

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demigod!
April 18th 2013

40970 Comments


this band used to be cool

nononsense
April 18th 2013

3263 Comments


Yeah No Killer, Infected, and Chuck are pop-punk staples.

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2013

1336 Comments


Chuck was my favorite, everything else never stuck with me.

wanderlust
April 18th 2013

293 Comments


Couldn't care less for this

MyNameIsPencil
April 18th 2013

303 Comments


Damn he was easily the most talented member sense Dave left... Hopefully they'll find a decent replacement

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NapalmCrusader
April 18th 2013

1737 Comments


Band was cool in early 00's. Don't care too much about them anymore

slimdaddy
April 18th 2013

403 Comments


Time to break up [4]

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Keyblade
April 18th 2013

13270 Comments


oh wow what a punch in the guts brb mourning

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TrstN01
April 18th 2013

800 Comments


time to break up [5]


demigod!
April 18th 2013

40970 Comments


[6]

MuhNamesTyler
April 18th 2013

3014 Comments


Does This Look Infected? was like one of the first cds I ever bought haha. Oh well

MO
April 18th 2013

17364 Comments


ha good riddance

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KILL
April 18th 2013

67082 Comments


lol this fuckin band

CocaineBiceps
April 18th 2013

40 Comments


Band should have broken up like 8 years ago.

tmagistrelli
April 18th 2013

686 Comments


this is sad, but it's not like sum 41 is at the forefront of anything anymore.

.... that's sad too

Spec
April 18th 2013

26834 Comments


Hope he keeps making music.

Duderino
April 18th 2013

827 Comments


devastating news, my son will be so disappointed

bigguytoo9
April 18th 2013

222 Comments


at this point in my life I could care less, but 8-9 years ago I would have been hurtin

Owantjaaaa
April 18th 2013

2782 Comments


Couldn't care less*


sublimefan1991
April 18th 2013

740 Comments


"This band used to be fun, but deryck is ruining it by being a whiny addict."

this so much. although i, unlike basically everyone on here, really liked screaming bloody murder and think it's their second-best album (behind chuck, of course), so i still think they've got some good music in them. but stevo was the personality of the band, plus a very good drummer. i'm sure no one's really been paying attention, but deryck has turned into a drug addict/alcoholic mess, so i'm guessing stevo just didn't want that lifestyle to continue to rub off on him (especially as a father in his mid-30s now).

sublimefan1991
April 18th 2013

740 Comments


^ and @ owantjaaaa, thank you. i can't fathom why people don't understand how saying "i could care less" makes no sense in the context they're using it.

cjohns0912
April 18th 2013

79 Comments


He was the best member..

MuhNamesTyler
April 18th 2013

3014 Comments


"deryck has turned into a drug addict/alcoholic mess"

That sucks. Hopefully he can get it together just for his own personal sake

NorwichScene
April 18th 2013

1341 Comments


This is a sad day, Steve was half founder of Sum 41 with Deryck.

Some of your comments about wanting the band to break up years ago are a bit dissrespectful. Remember that SUM 41 along with Blink etc made pop punk popular since the millenium and have influenced many bands.

All Killer No Filler and Chuck were awesome albums, but I do agree they haven't done much since.

Its hard enough being in a band these days especially as you get older and have commitments, so respect to Derek and the rest of the band if they decide to continue

JayVex
April 18th 2013

381 Comments


Now that the only two talented members of the band are gone, is there really any point to them carrying on?

intotheshit
April 18th 2013

3421 Comments


" Band has sucked since Dave left a year after Chuck was released. The dude could flat shred. This loss needs to be the nail in the coffin."

Don't know if I would laugh at you or just punch your teeth into your stomach if I ever met you.


" Some of your comments about wanting the band to break up years ago are a bit dissrespectful. Remember that SUM 41 along with Blink etc made pop punk popular since the millenium and have influenced many bands"

Yeah, and they helped ruin it. You do realize you're thirty, right?

NorwichScene
April 18th 2013

1341 Comments


How did they help ruin it?

intotheshit
April 18th 2013

3421 Comments


By turning what was a unique sound into a commercialized tragedy.

NorwichScene
April 18th 2013

1341 Comments


Not a fan of Blink then?

ZilbelPing
April 18th 2013

5788 Comments


I had no idea these guys were still together.

HomerPimpson
April 18th 2013

231 Comments



one band that never received much recognition but deserved every single bit of it from that
explosive 00s pop punk era was fenix tx

this, so hard
they actually have a new song/album out but I haven't checked it out yet

Progger6009
April 18th 2013

1054 Comments


"time to break up" [however many onto infinity]

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2013

48551 Comments


RIP Sum 41 1998-2006

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North0House2
April 18th 2013

5614 Comments


They're still around?

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BillClinton
April 18th 2013

78 Comments


Time to break up [7]

Mabbitt
April 18th 2013

1242 Comments


i can't fathom why people don't understand how saying "i could care less" makes no sense in the context they're using it. [2]

thumbcrusher
April 18th 2013

3546 Comments


It's "I couldn't care less" honestly

TomAkaVeto
April 18th 2013

1523 Comments


Didn't know they were still a band. The rest of them should hang it up too.

Days of Future Passed
April 18th 2013

461 Comments


Time to break up [12652135612]

Fat Lip on the NHL 2002 computer game soundtrack...those were the days

henryChinaski
April 18th 2013

2457 Comments


time to break up [666]

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LowRidinCow
April 18th 2013

36 Comments


I actually liked Underclass Hero a little, but their last album..... lol.

ZippaThaRippa
April 18th 2013

2361 Comments


Yeah, time to call off the band.

Thor
April 18th 2013

10158 Comments


Time to break up [8]

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sinisterplague
April 18th 2013

147 Comments


Oh cool, maybe he'll use his free time to make more Jackass films.


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DegausserGuernica24
April 18th 2013

1134 Comments


As a former hardcore Sum 41 fan, I think it's time for them to break up. Screaming Bloody Murder was fucking terrible.

bloc
April 18th 2013

34499 Comments


The two talented members of this band are now gone.

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DotEight
April 18th 2013

5434 Comments


Band was never anything special.


HorrorBusiness78
April 18th 2013

102 Comments


They sucked after Dave left. Surprised they lasted this long.

Rastapunk
April 18th 2013

661 Comments


He probably left because of the way this band is going further and further into crap pop...

sailSAway
April 18th 2013

812 Comments


band should have ended after their half hour of power.

Apollo
April 18th 2013

10083 Comments


What a shit band. Some of my friends went to see them live with Billy Talent where I live. Was wondering who the fuck would pay to go see two terrible bands.

Scoot
April 18th 2013

17486 Comments


dave was actually such an underrated guitarist

XingKing
April 18th 2013

9058 Comments


Did anyone notice how he made an insane amount of progression with his drumming during the Infected-Chuck days and then Underclass Hero and Screaming Bloody Murder came out and his drumming was reduced to simplistic shit? I wonder if that was Deryck's doing. Either way, I've always loved this band, sans Underclass and half of SBM, so this saddens me greatly.

Calc
April 18th 2013

10874 Comments


I'm sure they can count the number of countries they've been to...

XingKing
April 18th 2013

9058 Comments


Respect for how many dates a year they play

NickGrouwen
April 18th 2013

80 Comments


BRING BACK DAVE BAKSH

InbredJed
April 18th 2013

5240 Comments


this band is still around?!

Makemebad35
April 18th 2013

696 Comments


What I was going to say ^

Epicenter
April 18th 2013

166 Comments


17 Years? They've been around that long?

XingKing
April 18th 2013

9058 Comments


Well if you based it on the release of their first album in 2000, it's only been 13. Clearly there was 4 years in there where they did who knows what

InbredJed
April 19th 2013

5240 Comments


ate a lot of cheese

ZippaThaRippa
April 19th 2013

2361 Comments


yeah no shit

JerryCF
April 19th 2013

18 Comments


I'm just thinking what will happen? This is obviously Deryck Whibley band. That's not the right way.

NonApplicable
April 19th 2013

1826 Comments


time to break up [9]

Emim
April 19th 2013

26195 Comments


should have broken up 17 years ago

bloc
April 19th 2013

34499 Comments


But then we wouldn't have Fat Lip you fool

nylertickel2
April 21st 2013

158 Comments


I actually liked Underclass Hero a little, but their last album..... lol. [2]

Owantjaaaa
April 22nd 2013

2782 Comments


erh, underclass hero is a solid 1.5, while screaming bloody murder is ok

flukemmviii
April 29th 2013

19 Comments


He realized how much Underclass Hero and Screaming Bloody Murder sucked haha

MuhNamesTyler
July 23rd 2013

3014 Comments


YEAH!

DegausserGuernica24
July 23rd 2013

1134 Comments


MyOpinion

sixdegrees
July 23rd 2013

15770 Comments



Okay listen. I am a girl. The band doesn't need to fucking break up understand? They are the best thing that has happened to me. They sing the truth and I admit after dave left, I was really sad and know Jocz has left, that made me even sadder but if they could pull it off after dave left, I think the can pull it off after Jocz left. I mean I just made and account to post this, I mean if you don't like them there's no need to hate on them. The people who do like them don't really wanna hear it. It just makes us think "do they have anything else to do besides bag on POEPLE?" I mean I am so sick of people like that. I love rock and I think screaming bloody murder and does this look infected are Their best albums. I just don't prey that they don't break up after 17 years I mean at least they need to release a few more albums before they split up ;( honestly they are popular because did you know how many copies of their album thy sold? 40 FUCKING MILLION!!!! And they almost got a grammy!!!!! My life will be over if thy break up. It has been my dream for years to see them in concert!!!!! I just wish I could meet them!!!! I mean just see them in person then litterlally my life will be compete. I just can't put into words how much they inspired me. And I hope someone can see this. I might be a few months behind on this conversation but THERE WILL BE NO RIP FOR SUM41 please


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IbenizGEO1
July 23rd 2013

2258 Comments


^ why they're no girls on sputnik

DegausserGuernica24
July 23rd 2013

1134 Comments


We're all hopeful virgins. lmao

KjSwantko
July 23rd 2013

8721 Comments


This drummer is a douche; doesn't even given a slight hint as to why he quit.

KjSwantko
July 23rd 2013

8721 Comments


and wow this article is 3 months old and I just now noticed. And wow a shocker - Andcas is the author lmao.

DegausserGuernica24
July 23rd 2013

1134 Comments


I came out of the closet from a south philly basement caked in stale cum and sweat and my name is andcas

MuhNamesTyler
July 23rd 2013

3014 Comments


Myopinion is probs a troll. So a new "girl" pops up minutes after that list or whatever...yeah

IbenizGEO1
July 23rd 2013

2258 Comments


aww wtf happened to myopinion? six thank god you copied and pasted that

DegausserGuernica24
July 23rd 2013

1134 Comments


She got banned almost immediately, holy shit.



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