Canadian rockers Sum 41 hit worldwide radar in 1996 with the foursome’s mixture of punk-pop riffing, hip-hop poses, and toilet-bowl humor. Wooed by the boys’ goofy antics and incendiary live show, 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. All Killer No Filler was certified Platinum in the United States, in Canada and in the United Kingdom. In 2002, the band released Does This Look Infected?, which was also a commercial and critical success. The singles “The Hell Song” and “Still Waiting” both charted highly on the modern rock charts. The band released its next album, Chuck, in 2004, led by singles “We’re All to Blame” and “Pieces”. The album proved successful, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The band often performs more than 300 times each year and holds long global tours, most of which last more than a year. The group has been nominated for seven Juno Awards and have won twice (Group of the Year in 2002 and Rock Album of the Year for Chuck in 2005). Sum 41 was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the song “Blood in My Eyes”
Sum 41 will perform at Revolution Live on May 8.
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