Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has headed off suggestions the band's new album was inspired by his split from Avril Lavigne, insisting the record is "not about her."
The rockers' upcoming sixth disc, Screaming Bloody Murder, showcases an angrier, harder edge to the band's sound.
But Whibley is adamant he is not exorcising the demons of his divorce from the Sk8er Boi star following their break-up last year (09) after three years of marriage.
He tells Kerrang! magazine, "It's not a break-up record. The record's not about her, and it's not about the whole break-up. It's just us being as loud as we can be, screaming about how we don't give a f**k about anything else other than ourselves."