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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

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    3 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Punk U

    Punk U
    1 song

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