"As a guitarist ? and this isn't meant to insult SUM's music ? but it was getting way too easy to play. I really wanted to get into my roots and pay homage to the three bands that started me off in music: Anthrax, Megadeth and Metallica.

"I'm not the most serious guy in the world, so Brown Brigade songs are about funny stuff," he added. "I think that Sum 41 lost a lot of their sense of humor, which is where things started to go wrong. The whole thing got a bit too dark for the public."

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+ brown brigade probably belongs here, as does sum 41's last album so that's why it's in teh modern rock forum