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Sum 41

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


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    Alternative Party
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Albums by
Sum 41

Top Songs by
Sum 41

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