Rocked: Sum 41 in Congo

Not sure how many of the readers are Sum 41 fans, but I can’t tell you how anxious I am to watch the premiere of the band’s experiences last year in the Congo. When the group departed on their ten-day journey to the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) they had no idea they too would flee for their lives when a sudden violent outbreak between government soldiers and troops loyal to a renegade commander occurred. Their evacuation ended up being much-publicized and gave the guys a first hand experience of life in a war torn country. Having headed out with War Child, a Canadian charity that provides humanitarian assistance to children affected by war, the bands intentions were to show people how harmful war is to civilians and what war is like. Looks like they got V.I.P.

Whether it was plain gutsy or just stupid I applaud the guys for going out there and giving MTV viewers something to think about this coming Wednesday night. Catch it on MTV September 21 at 7PM ET/PT.