90S BAND ‘NEVER SAW’ FORMER FRONTMAN AGAIN AFTER DITCHING GROUP 27 YEARS AGO

Sum 41’s lead singer revealed in a recent interview that he would love to see their original frontman, Jon Marshall, again after he left the group in 1997 and the band never heard from him again.

The Canadian rock band best known for hits like In Too Deep, Fat Lip, and Still Waiting, performed their last ever UK show at Download Festival last weekend.

The group announced their split in 2023 and are set to ‘disband’ following their farewell world tour set to conclude in early 2025.

Sum 41 currently consists of five members, but once upon a time, the frontman was Jon Marshall who was in the band for just one year between 1996 and 1997.

Deryck Whibley, 44, who took over on vocals and as a frontman, told the Daily Star newspaper’s Wired column: ‘[The song ‘Johnny Libertine’] is a reference to Jon. He was the most punk-rock guy I have ever known.

‘We were 16 when we knew him and he was in this delirium, no plan B, we destroyed everything.

‘He was my best friend, then he left the group never to be seen again.’

The singer, who was married to Avril Lavigne from 2006 until 2009, was rushed to hospital last year after he contracted pneumonia and COVID-19 and was at risk of heart failure.

The singer has previously suffered from liver and kidney damage because of alcohol abuse and has chronic back pain because of a series of injuries.

Deryck revealed that following their split next year he wasn’t intending on slowing down and planned to use his talent for writing lyrics elsewhere.

‘I want to do other projects and that includes songwriting.’

When asked what he would do after his final gig, when the band finally parted ways after 28 years, he replied: ‘Ask myself, “What the f*** am I going to do now?”’

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