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Sum 41 hit worldwide radar in 1996 after tiny Ajax, Ontario proved unable to fully contain the foursome's mixture of punk-pop riffing, hip-hop poses, and toilet-bowl humor. Led by guitarist/vocalist Deryck Whibley, the band also included guitarist/vocalist Dave Baksh, bassist Cone McCaslin, and drummer Steve Jocz. Wooed by the boys' goofy antics and incendiary live show (and excited about the prospect of promoting their very own blink-182), Island put Sum 41 on the payroll in 1999. The Half Hour of Power EP followed, and Warped Tour dates got the word out. They returned in 2000 with the fun-filled full-length All Killer No Filler, and the singles "In Too Deep" and "Fat Lip" became staples of both modern rock radio and Total Request Live. An extensive tour followed, and Sum 41 enjoyed their success the way all near-teenage boys would, with plenty of towel-snapping, groupie-loving, and self-deprecating, low-ball humor. In 2002, they returned to wax with Does This Look Infected? While the album was a bit harder-edged, it found the band just as jazzed as ever to mix punk-pop business with sophomoric pleasure: the video for "Hell Song" featured the fellas acting out a sort of rock star debauchery cage match with the aid of a few celebrity action figures. Metallica, Jesus Christ, and the Osbournes all made appearances in the hilarious clip. It was not all fun and games, however, as their involvement in the charity group War Child Canada had Sum 41 lending a hand in the making of a 2004 documentary covering the effects of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Five days into filming, fighting and gunfire suddenly erupted around them, and they barely escaped unharmed -- these events led to 2004's slightly more mature and serious effort, Chuck, named for the UN aid worker, Chuck Pelletier, who was instrumental in getting them to safety. The DVD Rocked: Sum 41 in Congo was released at the end of 2005 and the live album Go Chuck Yourself appeared the following March. Guitarist Dave Baksh left the band during the spring of 2006 due to creative differences, going on to form the metal-punk outfit Brown Brigade. Sum 41 continued on as a trio, and their first album as such, Underclass Hero, appeared in July 2007. The band eventually returned to being a quartet, replacing Baksh with guitarist Tom Thacker, and began to work on a new album. That new album, entitled Screaming Bloody Murder, appeared in March of 2011. "Blood in My Eyes," a single from the album, was nominated for a Grammy that year. However, due to a series of back injuries for Whibley, Sum 41 would not return with new material for half a decade, despite their critical success. During the break, Jocz left the band and was replaced by Street Drum Corps' Frank Zummo. Baksh also returned to the fold, just in time for Sum 41's comeback in 2016. The group signed with Hopeless Records and embarked on an international tour that included stops in China and a stint on that summer's Warped Tour. Their sixth LP, 13 Voices, featured the lead single "Fake My Own Death." While promoting the album, Whibley revealed that he was in an alcohol-related induced coma in 2014. While recovery included learning to walk and play guitar again, Whibley contributed a large part of his healing to the writing process of 13 Voices. To coincide with the album release, the band embarked on an international tour dubbed "Don't Call It a Sum-Back." ~ Johnny Loftus
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Stations Featuring
Sum 41

    Emo

    Emo
    4 songs

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    3 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Alternative Party

    Alternative Party
    1 song

    Punk U

    1 song

Albums by
Sum 41

Top Songs by
Sum 41

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Fat Lip
  3.   Still Waiting
  4.   In Too Deep
  5.   Blood in My Eyes
  6.   The Hell Song
  7.   Pieces
  8.   War
  9.   Motivation
  10.   Fake My Own Death
  11.   With Me
  12.   Underclass Hero
  13.   Makes No Difference
  14.   Some Say
  15.   Over My Head (Better Off Dead)
  16.   Walking Disaster
  17.   We're All to Blame
  18.   Screaming Bloody Murder
  19.   Thanks for Nothing
  20.   No Reason
  21.   Noots
  22.   My Direction
  23.   God Save Us All (Death to POP)
  24.   Open Your Eyes
  25.   Hyper-Insomnia-Para-Condrioid
  26.   Angels With Dirty Faces
  27.   Makes No Differencee Version]
  28.   The Jester
  29.   Rhythms
  30.   The Fall and the Rise
  31.   13 Voices
  32.   Goddamn I'm Dead Again
  33.   What Am I to Say
  34.   Time for You to Go
  35.   Skumf*k
  36.   Exit Song
  37.   88
  38.   There's No Solution
  39.   Hooch
  40.   Pain for Pleasure
  41.   Heart Attack
  42.   Handle This
  43.   32 Ways to Die
  44.   Reason to Believe
  45.   Jessica Kill
  46.   A Dark Road Out of Hell: Happiness Machine
  47.   Dear Father
  48.   Welcome to Hell
  49.   I'm Not the One
  50.   Slipping Away
  51.   What I Believe
  52.   Twisted by Design
  53.   A Murder of Crows
  54.   Baby You Don't Wanna Know
  55.   Speak Of The Devil
  56.   Best of Me
  57.   Count Your Last Blessings
  58.   The Bitter End
  59.   Moron
  60.   Billy Spleen
  61.   Mr. Amsterdam
  62.   All She's Got
  63.   Crazy Amanda Bunkface
  64.   Never Wake Up
  65.   Ride the Chariot to the Devil
  66.   T.H.T.
  67.   There Will Be Blood
  68.   Reign in Pain (Heavy Metal Jamboree)
  69.   A Dark Road Out of Hell: Holy Image of Lies
  70.   So Long Goodbye
  71.   Confusion and Frustration in Modern Times
  72.   All Messed Up
  73.   No Brains
  74.   A.N.I.C.
  75.   What We're All About
  76.   Machine Gun
  77.   Breaking the Chain
  78.   A Dark Road Out of Hell: Sick of Everyone
  79.   Crash
  80.   Back Where I Belong
  81.   Always
  82.   [Untitled]
  83.   I Have a Question
  84.   Intro
  85.   Introduction to Destruction
  86.   Grab the Devil by the Horns and **** Him Up the ***
  87.   King of Contradiction
  88.   Pull the Curtain
  89.   Ma Poubelle
  90.   March of the Dogs
  91.   Grab the Devil
  92.   Summer
  93.   Second Chance for Max Headroom
  94.   Dave's Possessed Hair/It's What We're All About
  95.   Nothing on My Back
  96.   Another Time Around