12 Facts About Sum 41


In 1999, Sum 41 signed an international record deal with Island Records and released its first EP, Half Hour of Power, in 2000.

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Sum 41 was formed by guitarist Deryck Whibley, drummer Steve Jocz, bassist Richard Roy and vocalist Jon Marshall.

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In honor of Pelletier, Sum 41 named its next album Chuck; it was released on October 12,2004.

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On December 21,2005, Sum 41 released a live album, Happy Live Surprise, in Japan.

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Sum 41 released a greatest hits album in Japan titled 8 Years of Blood, Sake and Tears on November 26,2008.

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On May 28,2011, Sum 41 performed a live set for Guitar Center Sessions on DirecTV.

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Sum 41 said that he had some ideas for new songs, and that the band would be soon starting to make a new album.

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Sum 41 confirmed Baksh's official return to the band on August 14,2015.

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Sum 41 has collaborated with many other artists, both live and in the studio, including: Tenacious D, Ludacris, Iggy Pop, Pennywise, Bowling for Soup, Unwritten Law, Mike Shinoda, Treble Charger, Gob, Tommy Lee, Rob Halford, Kerry King, Metallica, Ja Rule, and Nothing, Nowhere.

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Sum 41 has been described as pop punk, skate punk, punk rock, heavy metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, melodic hardcore, thrash metal, punk metal, nu metal, arena rock, hard rock, and pop rock.

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Sum 41's influences include Weezer, Slayer, the Police, Devo, Megadeth, Pennywise, Rancid, No Use for a Name, the Vandals, Anthrax, Carcass, Dio, Judas Priest, Foo Fighters, Green Day, NOFX, Lagwagon, Face to Face, Nirvana, the Beatles, Elvis Costello, Beastie Boys, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and Iron Maiden.

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Sum 41 has inspired modern artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer, Seaway, Dune Rats, Marshmello, PVRIS, Trash Boat, Neck Deep, the Vamps, Tonight Alive, Bully Waterparks, and ROAM.

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