Sum 41 Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Believe it or not, this marks the 100th episode of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’. To celebrate this landmark of our signature series, we caught up with pop-punk heroes Sum 41 so they could prove and disprove what’s written about them on Wikipedia.
In this video, Sum 41 bassist Cone McCaslin and guitarist Dave Baksh recall the full history of their band. Cone confirmed that his first foray into music was with a band called Second Opinion when he was 14 years old, while Dave claimed fiction on high school graduation and frontman Deryck Whibley’s insistence that Dave focus on the band rather than going to college.
This Wiki episode may be the first to include a man who does not exist… at least in Sum 41’s world. Wikipedia claims that Sum 41’s extremely rare first demo tape is only in the hands of original guitarist Richard Roy and original keyboardist John Nicosia. According to Cone and Dave, there is no John Nicosia! Plus, they believe Deryck Whibley has at least one of those demos.
Sum 41 also go into the harrowing rescue which inspired the Chuck album title. Turns out the band members were trapped in a Congolese hotel for much longer than Wikipedia states, while not just gunfire was going on outside, but mortar strikes, as well. Dave even punctuates the recollection with a hilarious story about the last time he hung out with the heroic Chuck.
Check out the Sum 41 edition of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ above!
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