night out with motley

it used to be a drunken booze fuelled party for me when i would go hang with motley. those days are long ago and done for all of us now that we’re all sober. but that didn’t stop it from being an fucking amazing concert. with all the pyro, lights, production last but not least the fucking music it was definitely one of the best shows i’ve ever seen!. it’s sad that this is the final tour. but what a way to go out. if you’ve never seen motley live before you should make it a priority to see this spectacle before it’s gone forever.

7pm: ariana and i left the house and drove down to irvine california to the verizon wireless amphitheater. it was my first time driving in about 2 years. i was a little nervous because of my legs being so fucked up still, but we got there safe with no accidents, phewww. we got there and grabbed our passes and went strait to our seats leaving only about 5 mins til motley hit the stage.

9pm: the lights went out and the show started. tommy hooked me up with amazing seats and all access passes. (thanks tommy!) we were so close you could feel the enormous heat from the pyro. if it was that hot where we were standing, i can only imagine how hot it must have been playing on stage a few feet from all that fire.

the show was over around 11 or so and even though they played pretty much everything you’d want them to play, i still wanted more. it was such a dynamic show with flying drum solos, second stages and nikki’s fire dick, you never knew what was going to happen next. i’ve seen them play many times in the past and it was always amazing, but this was by far the best show i’ve ever seen them do.

after the show we went back stage to hang with tommy and sophi. talked to mick mars for a bit, he’s such a sweetheart and also saw my great old friend devon bronson with his girlfriend jessica.

we stayed late enough to beat all the traffic leaving the show and were pretty much the last people there. except for this one completely wasted guy smoking a shit ton of weed and getting totally drunk off his ass sitting on my car. i thought he was quite hilarious though. he was so fucked up and told us his girlfriend had passed out half way through the show and was asleep in his car. he stared at me for awhile saying he knew me from somewhere and kept asking me questions to try and figure it out. the only question he didn’t ask me was “hey aren’t you in a band”? haha. he finished his smoke and his beer and jumped into his car to drive him and his wasted girlfriend home. hope they made it. (don’t drink and drive. take a fucking cab and save a life or two)

all in all it was an awesome night. go see the show before it’s too late!

deryck whibley

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Original “Crash” Demo

i was going through my old cassette tapes of ideas today and i came across the original demo of the song “crash”. this recording was made about an hour after i witnessed a horrible car crash where one of the drivers was killed instantly. it all happened right before my eyes. i was the first one there and jumped out of my car immediately trying to help but i could feel the lifelessness in the air, you could just tell he was dead and there was nothing i could do. i’ve seen a few people die in front of me in my life and it’s definitely a bizarre moment to see the life being taken out of someone. i went home and wrote this song in minutes and recorded this version. and now, after everything i’ve been through recently this song holds new meaning for me. it’s not much different than the album but i like this version because i remember exactly how i felt when i was putting it down. i used to have this big open room with a nice grand piano. i would love to come down in the mornings and play for awhile as i was waking up. the room had really high ceilings and gave off this great natural reverb. it felt like being in a big concert hall. it was almost a haunting sound in that room. it made you feel very alone. and i don’t think i could have written crash if it didn’t sound like that.

DERYCK

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Happy America Day

hello everyone.

happy america day americans. it’s hot as hell here in LA. i’m not getting much of it though. i’ve been working on some new ideas. and for the past few days have been playing around and recording some drum tracks. i’m still trying figure out what room sounds best for recording drums in my house. so far so good. it’s tough to decide. can’t wait to get started for real. even though that’s still a ways away. well, i’ve got to get back in the studio. i just took a little break to say hello.

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Recording Today

getting ready to record some drums. new ideas! stay tuned for more updates and photos. gotta get to bed now. it’s 530am and we start recording in 6 hours.

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New Interview From Deryck

hey everyone. check out the short interview i did recently with the cbc network.

thanks,

deryck

Click here for the interview.

Greetings from Ajax

i’m back here at my mum’s house in ajax. relaxing and exercising. weather kind of sucks though. i guess i’m too used to LA. anyway my mum showed my this old commercial we did a song for awhile ago. i’m sure some people may have seen this already but check it out. it’s a little blast from the past!

deryck whibley

Another update

night out for dinner with my two special ladies. my mum michelle and my fiancé ariana.

we had an amazing dinner with a few friends the other night and it was the first time I have gotten to go out for a fun night since i was released from the hospital.

I also had a little jam session at my house earlier in the day and  it was so fun to play some of the old songs again. it gives me inspiration to write songs again along with the touring itch.  right now i’m having my studio worked on because theres are a few things in there that aren’t working right (ah,the joys of having your own studio.), but after today it should be back and rocking. I got some good writing done today and i can’t wait to get it all down and recorded.

I hope that you are all doing well and staying safe.

i’ll keep you posted,

deryck

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Update

hello everyone it’s great to be writing to you. i feel great with my recovery and it’s going very well. my days are quiet full but i work on getting better every day. i have doctor check ups often and i’ve had so many needle pricks in the past few months, that all the veins in my arms are dead. i do a lot of physical therapy because my legs have gotten very numb from my knees down. i’m only now starting to be able to get up and walk on my own, but it’s still very painful. i also have one on one therapy which i love, then i top that off with AA a few times a week. i try to save my weekends for all of my business meetings. the progress may seem slow to some people but i’m getting better all the time and i love being sober. there’s lots of writing going on as well and i have a few exciting things for a new record already. i can’t wait to get back out there and see you all again.

deryck

just the good ol boys (Update)

brown sound and i hanging in my backyard with sinatra! fun times hanging out with an old friend again, we haven’t seen each other in 7 years! we were soaking up the sun, playing some of my favourite guitars, laughing and watching funny movies. just like old times.

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Update

hey everyone, i just wanted to thank you all so much for sending gifts and all of the compassion and support you have shown me. it really means a lot to me in this time of recovery. i will be better soon and back out on stage before you know it.

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Rock Bottom

hey everyone, it’s deryck here. sorry i’ve been so m.i.a. lately, but i’ve been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my trip to the hospital. the reason i got so sick is from all the hard boozing i’ve been doing over the years. it finally caught up to me. i was drinking hard every day. until one night. i was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around mid night and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden i didn’t feel so good. i then collapsed to the ground unconscious. my fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. i was stuck with needles and i.v.’s all over. i was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK. when i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. my mum and step dad were standing over me. i was so freaked out. my liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die. i’m not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didn’t, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see you all sometime! there will be more posts again so say up to date friends.

DERYCK WHIBLEY

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Welcome to the site!

hello everyone! welcome to the site. i hope you like it and i would like to chat with you guys. ask me you’re questions in the q&a section. i’ll be giving you updates as much as i can. and i hope you like the acoustic version of blood in my eyes. can’t wait to see you again on tour! i’d also like to thank nic bavetta from theresnosolution.com for making this site happen.

deryck

Red Wine Chronicles #4

CarSomebody’s day really sucks! Haha. My day on the other hand is great! We’ve been on tour for awhile and every show keeps getting better. The crowds are great as usual and its great to see so many people again. I’m always grateful for having this loyal of a fan base after so many years of touring. I’m sitting in the middle of nowhere. It’s fucking hot, sweaty and almost unbearable. I’ve only slept for a couple of hours and I’m so excited to get on stage and play a show right now! You guys give me the energy. I also bought a beautiful new guitar. It’s actually old but new to me. I have somewhat of an addiction with musical equipment. And this guitar just looked too nice and also happened to be pretty rare. It’s a combination of year, type of wood, certain paint etc. You know, nerdy stuff. But basically there’s only 25 in the world so I felt like I should get it. It’s a 59 les paul. I can’t wait to here it in the studio. Anyway, it’s time for the wine and to hit the stage. Talk to you all soon.

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Red Wine Chronicles #3

I crashed my plane! Fuck! No not a real one obviously. I only have one hobby outside of sum 41 and it’s flying RC planes. I was turned on to it a few years ago by my friend John Asher. I always thought it sounded stupid when he would talk about until he brought this plane over to my house that was the size of me and we started flying it through neighborhoods in Beverly hills. I ended up crashing mine into a 20million dollar mansion. That’s when I realized, hmmm I can have fun with this. It’s not an easy, or cheap hobby though. I’ve crashed so many planes by accident. But this particular accident was kind of bad. The plane I was flying burst into flames in the middle of the air and became a giant remote control fire ball flying at 60 miles per hour that I was completely responsible for!  Luckily nothing bad happened and I was able to crash land it with no real damage to anything else or anybody. Phew! But nonetheless I’m bummed I have no plane.

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Red Wine Chronicles #2

At the hotel for a day off. It’s a bit hot and muggy here today. I’m sure the show will be fun tomorrow nonetheless. Sitting around listening to some Bob Dylan. Going over new set list ideas. I’m trying add some songs into the set that we haven’t played in a long time or ever played at all. The only struggle has been that we haven’t been able to get many sound checks to practice these songs on this tour. Oh well, we’ll be on the road for awhile so as we keep going there will be new things changing throughout out the set list from time to time. All in all it’s great to be back out on tour after a long break. I’m going to keep working on these songs and then retire to the beach outside of my room!

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Red Wine Chronicles #1

Hello everyone. Sitting in the back lounge of our bus, after a show, somewhere in the middle of spain. Enjoying a nice glass of red wine thinking about the future of Sum 41. Brown Tom and I have been talking a little bit about writing some new music. Which we will probably get to after a few more months of touring. We still have some unfinished business to attend to. Unfortunately because of my back injury we were forced to cancel a huge part of our SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER WORLD TOUR. So now we’re back at it again and going everywhere we can. We still want to tour north and south America. And hopefully we’ll know more about that soon. If it was up to us we would never stop touring, but the powers that be get in the middle sometimes. It’s been amazing to tour all over the world year after year and see all you crazy motherfuckers every night. And we don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon!

In other Sum 41 news we’ve decided to part ways with island defjam. There’s no juicy story or anything, we both just felt like it was time. We’re on our own now and to be honest it feels great. The shittiest part of the music business is the actual business part, that unfortunately you can’t avoid. I’ve recently been remixing DOES THIS LOOK INFECTED for a 10 year anniversary re-release. I was never very happy with the way that record sounded. I knew there was more excitement and heaviness in that record that didn’t come through on the final mixes. So once we figure out the business side of it I would love to put that out as soon as possible with a bunch of extra shit, like photos, demos, documentary, etc.

Thanks for checking out the website. And keep checking back. I plan on keeping you all updated with all our tour stories from the road.

MR.BIZ

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