Deryck Whibley Confirms He’s Definitely Not Retiring After Sum 41 Finished

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Sum 41’s got one last album on the way, but frontman Deryck Whibley is far from hanging up his mic. In a recent interview, he made it clear: music’s still in his blood.

Their final album, a double-header called “Heaven :x: Hell,” drops March 29th, 2024. It’s got both their signature pop-punk and some heavy metal thunder. Whibley calls it the perfect way to go out, saying “This is the record…I can hang my hat on this and feel ready for something else.”

While Sum 41’s story may be ending, Whibley’s got no plans to slow down. He laughed off retirement, saying “I’m ready for something different!” He’s still figuring out what that ‘something’ is, but one thing’s for sure – it’ll have his creative energy.

Whibley started writing songs for “Heaven :x: Hell” during the pandemic, not even thinking about Sum 41 at first! Turns out, he loved the tracks too much to give them away. The band wasn’t planning their last hurrah, but as Whibley explains, “I’ve been in this band since I was in tenth grade…I’d like to put some focus and energy into something else.”

Sum 41’s dropped a few singles already – check out “Landmines,” “Rise Up,” and “Waiting on a Twist of Fate.” They’ve also announced a farewell world tour, wrapping up back in Toronto in January 2025.

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