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Departed Sum 41 Guitarist Says He Used To Practice Entire Death "Symbolic" Album

Guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh, who surprised his fans last week when he announced through a press release that he had left SUM 41, has told Rolling Stone magazine that he quit the group because of musical differences. "As a guitar player, growing up I always used to practice the entire album of 'Symbolic' by DEATH, you know what I mean?" he said.

Baksh has since connected with his first cousin, bassist Vaughn Lal, with whom he used to play before joining SUM 41 and continue to jam when he was off the road. "It was always a release for the two of us," he said, "where we could just get together and hang out and write songs and stuff like that."

Baksh says the pair is serious and has already dubbed the group the BROWN BRIGADE — complete with the logo of a brown knight. He's found a drummer, Lee Fairlea, and a second guitarist, "The Craigulator" (his guitar tech from SUM 41), and is now seeking a singer who lives in the Greater Toronto or Durham, Ontario, area.

"We're really just looking for somebody who fits the bill," said Baksh. "They have to be able to go from Death to Blood, Sweat and Tears at the drop of the hat. It's me, so of course it's going to be heavy metal. But that's all I'm going to say."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. broken face writes:

well i duno he seems 2 be yryin hard to make his new and propa metal not faggy pop punkl, gota give him credit

# May 18, 2006 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Scorched_Earth writes:

Even tho I know that being in a rock band is just a job...I REALLY dislike this band. I just don't think they're good at what they do...I have no idea why they bring out such a bad reaction. Guess I need more Tequilia...!

# May 18, 2006 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. kay eye dee writes:

f*** sum 41.... if this is serious, i hope they kick some ass... i hate sum 41 with a passion, but always look forward to some new metal (not nu metal you suckers)

# May 18, 2006 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. A Nightmare on Elm Street writes:

symbolic is a master piece but f*** sum 41.

# May 18, 2006 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. rulin kmadd writes:

blood sweat and tears? Metal? That has to be the funniest shiit i heard all day.

# May 18, 2006 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. killingtime420 writes:

The "Brown Brigade"... sounds a bit faggy.
Like a bunch of guys on an a$$hole hunt.

What kind of nickname is "brownsound" anyway?

Seems like some one is a bit too infatuated with the brown.

# May 18, 2006 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Seaslick writes:

watch the tribute to metallica on mtv that aired a few years ago. he was the only guitarist out of all the bands who paied tribute to actually play one of the solos, and play it the way it was suppose to be played. his new band will be good. listen to the sum 41 song "Pain for Pleasure".

# May 18, 2006 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. AssCaptain writes:

f*** all you fa**ots. If any of you had a choice between a microphone and a pulsating c***, you'd swallow the throbbing dong and sing sing sing! Arguing about metal is gayer than Metal. Why don't you get into a REAL band - like the Bee Gee's?

# May 19, 2006 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. broken face writes:

i checkd out wat Seaslick was sayin n they got a good point he did rip up the metallica solo so maybe just maybe he deserves a chance

# May 19, 2006 @ 7:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Americans suck writes:

Metal sucks. Straight up. All the bands are the same and so are the songs. Metal... is... bleak. Any metal band only has 1 or 2 DECENT songs that might be worth listening to. f*** americans, f*** metal, f*** you queer bags. Do the world a favor and die.

# May 19, 2006 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kale writes:

f***in right!!! Metal SUCKS!!! and American can go f*** ITSELF!!! Yeah!! Wooooo!!

...you know you're an idiot right.

I meen,
I don't really have to say it do I?

yeah I guess I do... you're an idiot.
and not because you don't like metal, I'm fine with that. It's that asking for a favor thing... that's really queer. seriously.
really queer...

douche.

# May 20, 2006 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. A Nightmare on Elm Street writes:

brownsound is the sound that makes you sh** your pants. watch south park.

# May 20, 2006 @ 3:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. psythe writes:

I'm agreeing with rulin and killingtime.

# May 20, 2006 @ 6:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. that gurl writes:

uh?????

# May 22, 2006 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Gareth writes:

I think your all gay 2 be honest apart from the ppl who speek good about sum 41 and the Bee Gees can suck my balls u a$$ rapinc c*** get some f***ing insults d*** muncher i had your mam lastnight she sucked my d*** then i sllaped her and left her in a bush outside your house u f***ing a$$ face

# May 25, 2006 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Long live classic metal writes:

honeslty im really looking forth for dave's new band, like i see a lot of potential in him as a guitar player, unlike all that sh** they have now where they write songs using the same 4 powerchords and lack of solo. and also if the band is said to sound like iron mainden, f*** thats worth f***ing checking out. if they do make the band f*** i will so check them out. also he was really awesome at playing the master of puppets solo the guitarrist from avril lavigne played the solo from fuel, but f*** thats suck a simple solo, i wasnt impressed, and the dude from korn like started playing the solo and then stopped, f*** he sucks. if he doesmean to bring back the sound of classic heavy metal, then f*** he deserves a chance, cuz thats my dream, to bring back the classic sound, those were the f***ing good time. and the americans suck dude, yes americans do suck, but have u ever even listeend to meal, lets say metallica, sabath, maiden, priest, guns n roses, etc.... they dont f***ing sound the same, they are gods, and they also have a sh**load of good songs. u dont what u talk about so stfu. also im glad dav e left sum 41 since onestlyl, i wondered what was a good metal guitarrist doing in a f***ing pop mall punk band, about time he quit it

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