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Remember Deryck Whibley from Sum 41? His Organs Are Failing Due To ‘Hard Boozing’

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Deryck Whibley receiving medical treatment for substance abuse

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Sadly, the news of 90’s band Sum 41’s frontman (and Avril Lavignes’s ex-husband), Deryck Whibley’s health issues are not terribly surprising. The Canadian rocker has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, and apparently now some of his organs are shutting down. After a long stay in intensive care, Deryck took to his own website to inform fans of his dire situation:

Deryck in intensive care.
Deryck in intensive care.

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hey everyone, it’s deryck here. sorry i’ve been so m.i.a. lately, but i’ve been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my trip to the hospital. the reason i got so sick is from all the hard boozing i’ve been doing over the years. it finally caught up to me. i was drinking hard every day. until one night. i was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around mid night and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden i didn’t feel so good. i then collapsed to the ground unconscious. my fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. i was stuck with needles and i.v.’s all over. i was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK. when i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. my mum and step dad were standing over me. i was so freaked out. my liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die. i’m not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didn’t, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see you all sometime! there will be more posts again so say up to date friends.

DERYCK WHIBLEY

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Deryck is 34 years old. And let me mention again what he said up there:  “If I have one drink the docs say I will die”. I wonder if he will actually heed his doctors’ advice and not take that one drink. Or one snort or puff? It’s up to Deryck, isn’t it? 

We’re certainly sending good thoughts your way, Deryck. One more thing? You might want to change the name of your diary entries. Red Wine Chronicles sounds a bit triggery-y, if you will.

Grammys Give Lame Apology To Trent Reznor For Cutting Closing Performance Short

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Trent Reznor

 

Nearly a week after the Grammy Awards aired, the producers of the televised event offered Trent Reznor one of those “apologies” (#sorrynotsorry) we all hate: “Oh, I’m sorry that you feel that way“. If you’ll recall, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl’s closing performance was cut–and Trent was none too pleased.

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via NME.com

I’m sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I wanted to end on a high, an up note. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get.”

Well? What did they expect? Good lucky getting Trent to return to the Grammys any time soon. He was also sticking up for the other dudes, obviously. There were many opportunities to cut throughout the broadcast so as not to irritate and disrespect our Darling Trent and Friends.  Oh, and don’t go looking for the performance on YouTube, because THIS is what you’ll see:

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Nope. No. Nope.

Prince Announces 2013 Tour Dates – Prepare to Lose Your Shirt

 

OhforpitySAKE.  Look who’s decided to tour again.  PRINCE. Don’t these people realize we cannot afford to see ALL OF YOU in the same year?  We’ve got Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna…the list is LONG, you guys.  Granted, I don’t wanna see everyone who comes to Seattle, but I sure as hell would love to see that Sexy Motherf*cker up CLOSE at the SHOWBOX! Yeah. That’s what’s making this news even more painful. SMALL. VENUES. 

So.  If you’ve got hundreds of dollars for one ticket, here’s the tour schedule. Gotdammit.

 

4/15  – Vancouver, British Columbia | The Vogue (Early Show)
4/15 – Vancouver, British Columbia | The Vogue (Late Show)
4/16 – Vancouver, British Columbia | The Vogue (Early Show)
4/16 – Vancouver, British Columbia | The Vogue (Late Show)
4/18 – Seattle, Wash. | Showbox (Early Show)
4/18 – Seattle, Wash. | Showbox (Late Show)
4/19 – Seattle, Wash. | Showbox (Early Show)
4/19 – Seattle, Wash. | Showbox (Late Show)
4/23 – San Francisco, Calif. | DNA Lounge (Early Show)
4/23 – San Francisco, Calif. | DNA Lounge (Late Show)
4/24 – San Francisco, Calif. | DNA Lounge (Early Show)
4/24 – San Francisco, Calif. | DNA Lounge (Late Show)
4/26 – Las Vegas, Nev. | The Joint (Early Show)
4/26 – Las Vegas, Nev. | The Joint (Late Show)
4/27 – Las Vegas, Nev. | The Joint (Early Show)
4/27 – Las Vegas, NV | The Joint (Late Show)
4/30 – Phoenix, Ariz. | The Marquee (Early Show)
4/30 – Phoenix, Ariz. | The Marquee (Late Show)
5/1 – Phoenix, Ariz | The Marquee (Early Show)
5/1 – Phoenix, Ariz. | The Marquee (Late Show)
5/3 – San Diego, Calif. | Hard Rock Hotel (Early Show)
5/3 – San Diego, Calif. | Hard Rock Hotel (Late Show)
5/4 – San Diego, Calif. | Hard Rock Hotel (Early Show)
5/4 – San Diego, Calif. | Hard Rock Hotel (Late Show)
5/7  – Anaheim, Calif. | The Grove (Early Show)
5/7 – Anaheim, Calif. | The Grove (Late Show)
5/8 – Anaheim, Calif. | The Grove (Early Show)
5/8 – Anaheim, Calif. | The Grove (Late Show)

 

You know what? I have a headache over this.  Now picture me sitting here PRAYING that David Bowie tours…because he’s the ONLY sexy old bitch who’s getting our money this year.

Thank you, Valentina for the heads up–I think.