1. Sum 41's Deryck Whibley: 'Doctors Said I Was Lucky to be Alive'

    April 07, 2015 8:35 PM EDT Sum 41 broke out in 2001 with the pop punk classic All Killer, No Filler and the hit "Fat Lip," and essentially ever since frontman Deryck Whibley had been touring, recording and drinking his way through the music business.  Things came to a head last year when the band's…

  2. Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Hospitalized for Alcoholism: 'If I Have One Drink The Docs Say I Will Die'

    May 17, 2014 12:43 PM EDT Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has hit “rock bottom” and was recently hospitalized as a result of alcohol abuse, the singer candidly revealed in a May 16 post on his website. “The reason I got so sick is from all the hard boozing I’ve been doing over the years,” Whibley explained. “If I have…

  3. Deryck Whibley Drops Avril Lavigne's Last Name Three Years After Their Divorce: Report

    November 12, 2013 5:45 AM EST Talk about a delay. Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley took Avril Lavigne's name when they were married, something that went under the radar during their four years of marriage. Now three years after their divorce was finalized, the singer has finally filed a petition to have his ex-wife&…

  4. Avril Lavigne's Kroeger-Assisted Album Coming Late 2012/Early 2013

    September 10, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Avril Lavigne 's forthcoming fifth album, which helped bring together the singer and her new fiancee, Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger, will be hitting stores at the end of this year or in early 2013. In Billboard's latest cover story, "X Factor" judge and Epic Records…

  5. Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

    August 21, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Two members of Canadian rock royalty are getting hitched! No, there's no fireworks between Alanis Morissette and Geddy Lee... yet. It's an engagement between Avril Lavigne and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger , who up until today, few even knew were dating. The "Sk8er Boi"…

  6. Avril Lavigne Battles Her Label, Works with Ex-Husband on 'Goodbye Lullaby'

    March 08, 2011 2:05 PM EST A vril Lavigne has enjoyed a decade-long career of fashioning emotional but radio-friendly pop-rock -- singles like "Complicated," "I'm With You" and "My Happy Ending" have helped push her career U.S. album sales to 11.5 million, according to Nielsen…

  7. Lost Avril Lavigne Video for 'Mobile' Surfaces

    January 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST To some, today's Avril Lavigne may be a shadow of her former self, known now as she who sang that catchy "Girlfriend" song a few years back and married/divorced Sum 41's Deryck Whibley. In more simpler times, she was a sk8er girl, lamenting about how things were so "…

  8. Avril Lavigne to Release 'Goodbye Lullaby' Album in March

    December 07, 2010 3:53 PM EST Nearly four years after the release of "The Best Damn Thing," Avril Lavigne has finally set a date for her long-awaited fourth studio album. The Canadian pop star will drop her new set, entitled "Goodbye Lullaby," Mar. 8 on RCA Records, and premiere its first single, "…

  9. Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley Finalize Divorce

    November 18, 2010 3:49 PM EST A vril Lavigne and rocker Deryck Whibley have finalized their divorce - and the division of their guitars. Court records show a judge approved terms of the breakup on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The agreement calls for each performer to keep the rights to their song catalogues, awards and guitars…

  10. Avril Lavigne Announces Album, Slams Label in Letter to Fans

    November 11, 2010 3:18 PM EST A vril Lavigne's fourth studio album is finally getting closer to a release date. The follow up to 2007's "The Best Damn Thing" has been mired in delays, though it's been finished for well over a year. In a letter to her fans , Lavigne slammed her record label, RCA,…

  11. Tommy Lee Recruits Fans for New Methods of Mayhem Album

    September 20, 2010 1:18 PM EDT M otley Crüe 's Tommy Lee says he "just wanted to do something different" for "A Public Disservice Announcement," his first Methods of Mayhem album in 11 years. That turned out to be working with a cast of thousands -- literally -- on the 11-track set, which comes out…

  12. Sum 41 Scraps Warped Tour Dates After Lead Singer Attacked

    August 13, 2010 12:10 PM EDT Pop-punk quartet Sum 41 has cancelled their remaining dates on the Vans Warped Tour after frontman Deryck Whibley was attacked last Thursday (Aug. 5) during the band's visit to Japan. The unprovoked incident aggravated the singer's previous slipped disk injury and forced the group…

  13. Billboard Bits: Simon Cowell, Avril Lavigne, Usher, Beyonce and more

    January 12, 2010 3:35 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Simon Cowell gave his first interview since the making the announcement about his departure from "American Idol" at the end of this season, insisting that it was an "emotional"…

  14. Avril Lavigne Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:12 PM EST Avril Lavigne, Title TBD (RCA) Release Date: First half of 2010 Plenty has changed in Avril Lavigne 's world since 2007's "The Best Damn Thing," which sold 1.6 million in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She split with manager/Nettwerk Music Group CEO…

  15. Avril Lavigne Takes Stripped-Down Approach On Next Album

    July 27, 2009 5:30 PM EDT Get ready to hear a softer side of Avril Lavigne . The Canadian pop singer tells Billboard.com that she's taking a more serious, stripped-down approach to her fourth studio album, tentatively slated for a November release on RCA. "A lot of the songs are mainly the acoustic and my…

  16. March 21, 2009

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Klaus Dinger of Kraftwerk and Neu! dies of heart failure at the age of 61. 2000 – Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three albums. 1994 – Bruce Springsteen wins a best original song Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the movie “Philadelphia.” The song is the first…

  17. 'Class' In Session On New Sum 41 Album

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41's fourth album, "Underclass Hero," has been set for a July 24 release via Island. The title track will serve as the first single and will be serviced May 15 to U.S. rock radio outlets. Sum 41's fourth album, "Underclass Hero," has been set for a July 24…

  18. Guitarist Splits From Sum 41

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh has amicably left the group to concentrate on his own band, Brown Brigade. Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh has amicably left the group to concentrate on his own band, Brown Brigade. "He was sick of this whole life and would have more fun playing in his own classic…

  19. Sum 41 Proud Of 'Pieces,' 'Puppets'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST After Sum 41's Deryck Whibley finished writing the song "Pieces," the singer/guitarist didn't think the decidedly ballad-leaning track had a future with his more rock-oriented band. But "Pieces," the After Sum 41's Deryck Whibley finished writing the song …

  20. Billboard Bits: Tommy Lee, Ben Folds, Journey

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Tommy Lee, Ben Folds, Journey Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is bypassing record companies for the release of his upcoming solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride." Instead, the album, due in August, will be distributed direct to retail by Troy, Mich.-based Handleman Company. "…

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