Sum 41 Biography

Sum 41 in a rock band from Ajax, Ontario since 1996. The current members are Deryck Whibley (lead voice, rhythm guitar), Cone McCaslin (bass, vocals), Steve Jocz (drums, vocals) and Tom Thacker (guitar, vocals, keyboards). The group has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

In 1999 the group signed a recording contract with Island Records International. Since then, the band released four studio albums, all certified platinum in Canada. Their most successful album to date is All Killer No filling, which is 3x platinum in Canada and is certified platinum in the United States. The album was driven by the single "Fat Lip", the highest position on the Billboard Modern Rock arrives, making it the most successful in the group. The second single from the album, "Too Deep", reached number ten on the Modern Rock chart.

The group is often more than 300 times a year and holds long global tours, most of them more than a year. They are appointed for seven Juno Awards and won twice (Group of the Year in 2002 and Rock Album of the Year for Chuck in 2005). They also nominated for three different Canadian Independent Music Awards: In 2004, they won price Woodie for "The Good Woodie (Greatest Social Impact)". They are also nominated for a Kerrang! Award in 2003 for "Best Live Act".


Beginning Half Hour and Energy (1996? 2000)
Deryck Whibley during a show

The band is called Sum 41 because they started 41 days in the summer. The group was originally called Kasper NOFX cover band, they changed their name to Sum 41 for a Supernova show on September 28, 1996.

In 1998 the band recorded a demo tape briefly they send to record companies in the hope of getting a recording contract. The demonstrations are rare and the only known original recordings with bass "jerk" Richard Roy.

Between 1999 and 2000, the group some of their accomplishments. The Introduction to Destruction and later the Cross YT and Gouge Your I have DVDs of both the self-recorded images, which were stolen from Kelly's Pizza with water guns and performing a dance to "Make No Difference" in front of theater .

Sum 41 have left the EP Half Hour of Power June 27, 2000. The first one by the band "Make No Difference", which had two different clips. The first video was created using video clips sent to the recording and the second shows the band at a party at home.

All KiFller No fill whether this Look Infected? (2001? 2003)
"Fat Lip"
Example of "Fat Lip" from All Killer No fill. "Fat Lip" was the first single from the band to reach # 1 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock.

41 Amount first album, All Killer No filling, released May 8, 2001. "Fat Lip," the first single from the album, produced significant commercial success, but the top of the Billboard modern rock charts and others around the world. After the "Fat Lip", the band released two more single from the album 'In Too Deep motivation "and". "" In Too Deep "is a funny video clip of the band in a diving competition against athletes," Motivation "had a video of the band playing in a small room. The group spent much of 2001 touring, they are more than play 300 concerts this year before returning to the studio to record another album. They take the last week of the tour due September 11 terrorist attacks. He later moved the show was canceled.

On November September 26, 2002, Sum 41 released his second album, Does This Look Infected?. The special edition comes with a DVD T and Gouge Your I Cross. Whibley said the album: "We do not want another record that sounds like the last album to make, I hate when bands repeat albums." The first single was "Still Waiting", followed by "The Hell Song." Music video "Hell Song" 's show the band using dolls with their pictures on them and others like Ozzy Osbourne and Pamela Anderson. Their single Next, "Over My Head (Better Off Dead)" had a video available in Canada only on their website, with live footage of the group. The video will also appear on the live DVD, Sake Bombs and finials Happy (2003), as a bonus.

Chuck and the Congo (2004? 2006)

End of May 2004 the group went to the Democratic Republic of Congo with War Child Canada, a branch of the charity War Child, a UK document the civil war. A day after arriving, fighting broke out in Bukavu near the hotel group is waiting.

Bullets came through the windows and everyone was just lying on the ground with their hands over their heads. One bomb came too close, reaching the hotel and the hotel just started shaking. Everyone dove and was lying on the ground. Things were on the walls, mirrors broken. That's when we realize that a lot of very bad was happening, and we are likely to cope.

? Deryck Whibley

The group is waiting for the fire to die down, but it was not at the time. A UN peacekeeper, Charles "Chuck" Pelletier, called for armored carriers to take the hotel guests in the hot zone. After nearly six hours, carriers arrived, and the band and the forty other citizens take to safety.

"We're all to blame"
Example "We're all to blame" by Chuck. "We're all to blame" involving other metal sound, the band's heaviest album.

In honor of Pelletier, Sum 41 named their next album Chuck, he was released October 12, 2004. A documentary about their experiences doing a film called rocking: Sum 41 in Congo and later broadcast on MTV. War Child released on DVD November 29, 2005, the United States and Canada. Was the first single from the album "We are all to blame," but followed by "Pieces", a relatively soft song, which topped the charts in Canada reached. The next single "Some Say", released only in Canada and Japan. The latest single off the record was "no reason", published in conjunction with "Some Say", but no music video was released in Europe and the United States, where he reached the position in the Sixteenth Modern Rock Billboard charts in the United States.

On 21 December, 2005, Sum 41 released live album, Happy Live Surprise in Japan. The CD contains a full concert recorded live from London, Ontario and was produced by Deryck Whibley. The same CD was released March 7, 2006, in Canada under the name Go Chuck Yourself

Baksh left and lower-class Hero (2006? 2008)
Drummer Steve Jocz singing during the "Pain for Pleasure" song

On 11 May 2006, Dave Baksh announced in a statement through his management company he was leaving Sum 41 to work with his new band, Brown Brigade, which is more "classic metal" sound. Baksh's "creative differences" as the reason for his departure, but said he was still on good terms with the group. The next day, Whibley confirmed Baksh's departure and announced that the band only replaced with Dave, touring guitarist was not making decisions in the band or in videos, photo shoots, or albums.

Sum 41 "Walking Disaster" (2007)
Sum 41 return to a more pop sound with "Walking Disaster".

A studio recording the band's fourth album, underclass hero, began November 8, 2006 and ending March 14, 2007. The album, which is supported by the first single and title track, 'underclass Hero "was released July 24, 2007. It debuted at number seven in the United States, as well as the position of the band map of the United States. The album was nominated for a Juno Award for "Rock Album of the Year" but lost to Eleven Them vs. You vs. Me Finger.

On 17 April, 2007, the band released a song on iTunes, "March of the Dogs". Although there is one, the band released early because, according to Whibley, "the record until the summer." Whibley was in danger of being expelled for the song, because he metaphorically "killed the president" in the other two singles released from the album, "Walking Disaster" and "With Me".

In October 2007, the band began to force the trip, on a trip to Canada with Finger Eleven Canada, Die opening each of the model shows Sum 41. During the tour, Whibley continuous disk torgestol, so that they cancel the rest of their shows. After Whibley recovered from his injury, the group responsible for the underclass Hero tour in March 2008. They travel up early in July, as they begin preparing their next album.

Hits largest collection of studio and fifth (2008 and above)

On 7 August, 2008, McCaslin announced in a newspaper on the official website of the band at the time the band was dormant from touring to other things. Then, they start working on the next studio album. McCaslin is working on the second album by his side project, MD Operation Jocz journey as drummer for The Vandals, and Whibley trip with his wife, Avril Lavigne.

Sum 41 released a press release said, following the success of the underclass Hero, Universal Music raise the option of Sum 41 produce an EP in 2009. However, he said Deryck new EP soon became transformed into a LP because of the amount of music they had recorded, which was more than expected. The group entered the studio in late 2008 a plan to release an album later in 2009, with the support of visiting in the summer.

On November 26, 2008 Sum 41 released eight years, Sake and Tears Blood, Greatest Hits album in Japan. The album includes one new song, "Always" and DVD, each clip of the group. In February 2009, the group said that because of the success and demand for the album Greatest Hits, they decided to leave the world, but with a different title and illustrations. On 17 March all the good shit was released with different artwork and a different title.

On 15 February 2009 Deryck posted a news bulletin on the band's website states that the group has decided to take a full album instead of EP to do. He continued by saying that "it is safe to say that" the album was released in 2009.

On 28 June 2009, a cone at the site of the group's new album will be released in 2010.

On 20 July, 2009, Stevo blog on the band's website said the band all their tour dates for the years after their summer tour with The Offspring finished, and they are going to increase the rest of the rest of the year working on their album. He also confirmed that the new guitarist Tom Thacker participate in the writing and recording.

On July 31, 2009, in an interview with Steve and Cone was, say they expect the new album to be released in summer 2010, although it could be released earlier. In the same interview, said the 5 or 6 songs already. They also confirmed their Twitter that the registration will start on 1 November.

Other projects

Videos on the Internet
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Cone during a show

Travel and cars to support Chuck, Sum 41 played videos before their set, which was considered "unsuitable for children." Debate on some of the videos "violent. They have several other videos, including Basketball Butcher and 1-800-Justice, originally available exclusively on Sum 41 fan club now disappeared, the Moon Squad.

Sum 41 projects last video on the web at "weekly" series, Sum 41 - Road to Ruin. The trailer was posted on January 8, 2007 Sum 41 on the web. The first chapter began 21 January, he followed their exploits on their Singapore 2003 tour. Since then, the images recorded cases of drunkenness in New Orleans, trigger fire alarm in a hotel and function on their first tour manager. So far they have released ten times, with their last, and as they have recently declared their "last" for the first chapter that provides a guitar technician. They also created a cartoon series based on "Stickman moss" super-hero who saved the world from the figures that are in danger of anti-punk punk rock in the world.

Side Projects and collaboration

For the release of Half Hour of Power and the departure of Dave Baksh, 41 Amount of time to play together as a band alter-ego of heavy metals in the 80 years called pain for pleasure and show. The group appeared in the music video Sum 41 "Fat Lip" and "We're all to blame" and at least one song on each of the first band of three versions. Their most famous song of sorrow called craft is "Pain for Pleasure" All Killer No completed by a number which remains constant during their shows again.

Sum 41 has collaborated with other artists, live and studio, including Tenacious D, Ludacris, Iggy Pop, Pennywise, Bowling for Soup, the unwritten Law, Treble Charger, Nelly, Cob, Tommy Lee, Rob Halford, Metallica and Ja Rule.

Shortly after the tour is this Look Infected?, Was recruited by Sum 41 Iggy Pop for his album Skull Ring. Deryck co-wrote the first single from the album, "Little Know It All," and joined Iggy The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the song. After September 11, 2005 show in Quebec City, Quebec, was touring the tire on the gap, but April 17, 2006, Sum 41 play is a tribute to Iggy Pop, Iggy join him on stage for "Little Know It All "and" Lust for Life ".

In 2006, the band gap Touring, Whibley focused on his career as a production, he produced two songs for the album by Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing, Jocz his first film as a director of a group of Canada, the Midway State and McCaslin started side project with Todd Morse of H2O and Juliette and the licks. McCaslin two person band called The Operation MD, released his first album, we have a crisis, in early 2007. In addition to playing bass, keyboards and acoustic guitar, Cone contributed backing vocals and the voice player on three tracks. The album works produced and mixed by Whibley. Their first video single "Sayonara", directed by Jocz.

In December 2007, McCaslin interviewed Slash Velvet Revolver o. They talked about Slash's experiences while in Guns N 'Roses Velvet Revolver and his role. The interview is part of a project is posted on the MySpace site in three parts.

Music style and influences

Sum 41 in concert at Metropolis in Montreal.

Sum 41 The range of musical influences ranging from many different styles. They have clear roots in punk rock, with bands such as The Boys died and NOFX. In addition, strong roots in hip-hop acts like the Beastie Boys were apparently present. The latter is observed in the most effective method of Rock Rap singles like "Fat Lip" and "That's what we're all about." Their album, this studio Look Infected?, Was strongly influenced by the offspring. The group also notes the Beatles, Oasis, Iron Maiden, Metallica and influences, the latter two influenced Sum 41 per use of metal.

The genre of Sum 41 has been challenged by supporters because of the complicated mix of different musical styles and more mature, serious and heavy albums later. Fans and critics agree that half-hour of energy and All Killer No filling is just pop punk, but Does This Look Infected? started moving toward heavier styles such as alternative rock and alternative metal, alternative metal primarily with Chuck. Underclass hero became a revival of the style of pop punk rock group of old / punk. The kind of debate centered around the punk streak of the band, and they are labeled as pop punk, punk rock, alternative rock and alternative metal. Part of the tape contains songs of sociopolitical comment, "The Jester" is "anti-Bush screed" and "Dear Father" is the absent father of Deryck.


Sum 41 was nominated for seven Juno Awards, they won twice. In 2001 they were nominated for "Best New Band" at the Juno Awards, but lost to Nickelback. They were nominated for "Best Group" at the Juno Awards in 2002, but lost again to Nickelback. In 2002, the album All Killer No filling is nominated for "Best Album, but lost to The Look of Love Diana Krall in 2003, won 41 Juno Award Amount." Group of the Year "in 2004. They were nominated again, this time with Does This Look Infected for" Rock Album of the Year "but lost to Sam Roberts we are born in a fire in 2005, the category" Rock Album of the Year "album Chuck Price;?. They were also nominated for" Group of the Year "but lost to Billy Talent in 2008, their album underclass hero is nominated for" Rock Album of the Year "Juno Award category. but lost the album Finger Eleven Them Vs You Vs Me They also nominated for three different Canadian Independent Music Awards. In 2004, they have a Woodie price for "The Good Woodie (Greatest Social Impact)" win. They were also nominated for Kerrang! Award in 2003 for "Best Live Act".

Group Members

Deryck "Dizzy D" Whibley - voice, rhythm guitar, piano (since 1996)
Steve "Stevo" Jocz - drums vocals (since 1996)
Jason "Cone" McCaslin - bass vocals (since 1998)
Tom "Brown Tom" Thacker - Guitar, vocals piano (since 2007)
Marc Costanzo? Lead Guitar (1996? 1997)
Mark Spicoluk? bass vocals, (1996? 1997)
Richard "jerk" Roy - bass vocals, (1997 1998?)
Dave "Brown Sound" Baksh? Guitar, vocals (1997? 2006)

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