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Former Sum 41 Guitarist: "I've Been Playing Metal All Of My Life"

Guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh recently spoke to Canada's Dose.ca about his decision to quit multi-platinum pop-punk act SUM 41 and focus on his "fist-pumping, vocal-grumbling, balls-to-the-walls metal" side project BROWN BRIGADE.

"Honestly, I really did get really thankless and I still feel like and asshole for it," Baksh explains of time he decided to leave SUM 41. "Because you're up there — and no matter what, no matter who you're dealing with, no matter what country you're in — somebody wants to take something from you. If you really let that get to you and not realize that's what your fucking job is, then it is going to get under your skin and reach down into your soul. But I kind of realized after the period I've had off and just at the end of the time that I had with SUM 41 that you can't really just sit there and feel sorry for yourself...You have to make the best time on this Earth that you can."

While Baksh wasn't able to showcase his impressive axe-slaying skills to their full extent while playing in SUM 41, with BROWN BRIGADE, he's able to exploit his nimble solo-shredding skills to their full capacity. The band, which also features Baksh's cousin, Vaughn Lal, on bass, will debut its full-length release, "Record Into the Mouth of Badd(d)ness", on Tuesday (Sept. 18).

"It's weird. I've not only wanted to play metal my entire life — I've been playing metal all of my life," he relates. "Whenever I was practicing off stage [with SUM 41], it would be to heavy metal."

Read the entire interview at Dose.ca.

Source: ShockOnline

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1. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

No you f***ing haven't. You've been playing in the worst Blink 182 knock-off band EVER. Just because you're a fan of Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast album doesn't make you metal. You have not been playing metal your whole life. You just realize that the p***y boat you've been playing on has sunk and you better grasp for some straws to help you get on the next bandwagon.

You f***ing poser.

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2. ArchNemesis28 writes:

u can always rely on crawford for a good laugh!!! his new band probably won't be anywhere near real fu*king heavy metal!!

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