Sum 41 vocalist Deryck Whibley joined Travis Mills on Apple Music’s Beats 1 to discuss the band's recently released album Order In Decline and his opinion on the current state of rock music.

Check out the interview below!

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When asked how long it took to write the songs for the band's most recent release, Whibley reveals it didn't take as long as some might think.

"I did a lot of writing while I was on the road, in hotels and buses and stuff like that. When I got home I kind of put it all together within about three weeks."

Taking the album writing on the road was a new experience for Whibley, one that he believes had an impact on the record.

"I don't normally write on the road, but for some reason, I felt inspired so it just happened. I find you have no real control over writing. It just happens."

With artists such as Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm and more chiming in on the state of rock music, Mills asked Whibley for his opinion on the hot topic.

"It's tough because there are a lot of rock bands and if you travel the world and you go to festivals and do all these shows it seems some people would say rock is dead, but I don't see it. The fans are there. It may not be on all the mainstream radio anymore, but the audience is there. You also do have some rock bands that feel like they don't wanna necessarily be rock bands anymore and they sort of go to a different style of music which is totally fine, but for us, we feel more comfortable with loud guitars."

You can check out the full interview below.

Sum 41 will be joined by The Amity Affliction and The Plot In You for a month-long headlining tour through the U.S. this fall.

You’ll be able to snag your tickets here.

Sum 41 have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to War Child to support children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world.

You can see a full list of upcoming North American tour dates below.

Upcoming Sum 41 dates:

08/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon EX
08/08 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach+
08/10 – Victoriaville, QC @ Rock La Cauze Festival
09/29 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 – McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre*
10/02 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore*
10/04 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Menace in Minneapolis at Skyway Theatre^
10/08 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
10/18 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/20 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/22 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/23 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
10/26 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/28 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/31 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/02 – Edmonton, Canada @ The 27th Annual Halloween Howler.#

+ – Support from Grandson and Seaway
* – Of Mice & Men replaces The Amity Affliction
# – Support from The Lazys and Kane Incognito
^ – Festival with The Amity Affliction, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake and more

What are you opinions on the current state of rock music? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below!

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