"Sum 41" is a Canadian band from Ajax, Ontario. The band was formed from members of several local high school bands, 41 days into the summer of 1996. The band consists of Deryck Whibley (a.k.a. Bizzy D) (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard/piano), Jason McCaslin (a.k.a. Cone) (bass and backing vocals), and Steve Jocz (a.k.a. Stevo32) (drums and backing vocals). Since signing a record deal with Island Records in 1999, the band has released 4 full length albums, 1 EP, and over 10 singles. The band's sound is a combination of Punk, Metal, Hard Rock and many other genres.
The members of Sum 41 started out in rival bands in high school. They joke that they met while attending a Hole concert 41 days into the summer - from which the name sum 41 was derived from - of 1996. However the current bassist, Cone, joined the band later in the year 1999, replacing Mark Spicoluk, who later played bass for Avril Lavigne, Deryck's wife.
The guys carried a video camera with them and filmed crazy Jackass-esque antics including, robbing a pizza place with water guns and performing a dance to "Makes No Difference" in front of a theater (both of which can be seen on both "Introduction to Destructi...
|years active||1996 - present|
|origin||Ajax, Ontario, Canada|
|music genre|| Pop punk|
Alternative rock Alternative metal
|current members|| Deryck Whibley|
|past members|| |
Mark Spicoluk (1996–1999)
Dave Baksh (1996–2006)
John Nicosia (1997–1998)