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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." ~ Johnny Loftus
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Albums by
Sum 41

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    God Save Us All (Death to POP)

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    Fake My Own Death

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    Screaming Bloody Murder

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    Underclass Hero

    13 songs

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    Chuck

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    Does This Look Infected?

    12 songs

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    Does This Look Infected?

    13 songs

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    All Killer, No Filler

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    Half Hour of Power

    16 songs

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    All the Good Sh**: 14 Solid Gold Hits 2000-2008

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    Always

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    Go Chuck Yourself

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    13 Voices

    23 songs

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    Underclass Hero-Limited [CD/DVD]

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    Underclass Hero: Japan Tour Edition [Bonus Tracks]

    14 songs

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    All Killer No Filler [Import Bonus Tracks]

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    All Killer No Filler [Bonus Disc]

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    Does This Look Infected EP

    14 songs

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    All Killer No Filler [Import Bonus Tracks]

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    Hell Song, Pt. 2 [UK]

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    Still Waiting

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    Screaming Bloody Murder

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    Chuck

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    Blood In My Eyes

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Top Songs by
Sum 41

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  2.   Fat Lip
  3.   Still Waiting
  4.   In Too Deep
  5.   Blood in My Eyes
  6.   Pieces
  7.   The Hell Song
  8.   Motivation
  9.   Fake My Own Death
  10.   Underclass Hero
  11.   With Me
  12.   Makes No Difference
  13.   Some Say
  14.   Screaming Bloody Murder
  15.   No Reason
  16.   A.N.I.C.
  17.   Walking Disaster
  18.   Over My Head (Better Off Dead)
  19.   We're All to Blame
  20.   Rhythms
  21.   Mr. Amsterdam
  22.   Jessica Kill
  23.   No Brains
  24.   Best of Me
  25.   Thanks for Nothing
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