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