Sum 41 are from Ajax, Ontario, but their pop-punk sound is straight out of California. The trio -- vocalist-guitarist Deryck Whibley, bassist Cone McCaslin and drummer Steve Jocz -- started in 1996 as a NOFX cover band and later started writing its own material and charting Green Day and blink-182 territory. The band soon earned a contract with Island Records, and their debut album, Half Hour of Power, was released in the summer of 2000. Their 2001 follow-up, All Killer No Filler, produced by Green Day and blink mix-master Jerry Finn, yielded two of the band's biggest hits -- "In Too Deep" and "Fat Lip" -- and went to the top of the charts. A year later, Does This Look Infected? brought a harder edge and a hip-hop influence, and featured the hit "Thanks for Nothing." In 2004, with Chuck, Sum 41 took on a more serious demeanor after a traumatic experience in war-torn Congo, where they had to be rescued by U.N. peacekeepers. "We're All to Blame" was an indictment of the West for its apathy toward Congo's genocide. After a hiatus -- and the departure of guitarist Dave Baksh -- the band returned in 2007 with Underclass Hero, its highest charting album to date (at No. 7).
Sum 41 Concert Films
Live at the House of Blues
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minSUM 41 performs live at The House of Blues, Cleveland in 2007. The show, in support of their fourth studio album, Underclass Hero, features performances of “In Too Deep,” “Fat Lip” and “Pieces.”
Sum 41 Top Tracks
The Black Parade Is Dead!
My Chemical Romance
Runtime: 2 hr 16 minLeave it to My Chemical Romance to call their second full live album — and their second live release during The Black Parade era — The Black Parade Is Dead! Unlike 2007's mini-album Live and Rare, which patched together performances from MCR's fall 2006/winter 2007 dates in the U.K. and Europe, The Black Parade Is Dead! is a lavish CD/DVD affair chronicling two performances: the CD captures the band's October 7, 2007, Mexico City date — their last as the Black Parade — while the DVD features video of that show as well as their October 24, 2007, date at Maxwell's in their home state of New Jersey. The Black Parade Is Dead!'s grandiosity is only fitting, considering how elaborate The Black Parade was, and also fittingly, the Mexico City show is a song-for-song performance of that album — the only difference is "The Black Parade Is Dead," where Gerard Way announces to the audience that this is "the last performance of The Black Parade forever!"
Live at Capitol Milling
Runtime: 30 minPop-punk outfit The Ataris put on a spontaneous live set during the making of the video for the song “In This Diary” in 2003. That set is captured on Live At Capitol Milling, which also features behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot.
Front Row Center
Fall Out Boy
Runtime: 54 minWith their stadium rock riffs and anthem choruses, Chicago-based Fall Out Boy offers up unparalleled energy in this Soundstage set. Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley and guitarist Joe Trohman make up the perfect pop punk quartet. Amidst bass twirling, drum solos, and roaring power chords, Stump delivers strong vocals from start to finish, ricocheting to falsetto and back on recent hits “America’s Suitehearts” and “I Don’t Care.” Other show highlights include “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar We’re Goin Down,” and “Thnks fr the Mmrs.”
In Session 2006
Runtime: 17 minThis concert feature takes the user behind the curtains to deliver a real intimate live performance of the band’s best hits. Rise Against's musical style throughout the band's career has been described by most critics as melodic hardcore, punk rock, and hardcore punk. The band has cited numerous punk and hardcore bands as influences to its music.
Live and Very Attractive
Bowling For Soup
Runtime: 1 hr 26 minLive & Very Attractive is the band's first live film which was filmed over the course of the UK Get Happy Tour October 2007. The film premiered at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Bowling for Soup is a Grammy nominated, comedy influenced pop punk band who originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. Now based in Denton, Texas, the band is best known for their singles "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee) "Almost", "High School Never Ends", and "1985" which has since gone on to sell more than one million official downloads itself. They have sold over a million albums over the course of their career.
Live at Brixton Academy
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minLive At Brixton Academy captures Good Charlotte hopping across the pond in support of breakthrough album The Young And The Hopeless, playing all their biggest hits including "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous," "Girls & Boys" and "Hold On."
Straight to DVD
All Time Low
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minThis is a story of a band who never set out to change the world....and still hasn't. Take a journey with All Time Low as they travel America with one mission... to tell as many dick jokes as possible, with lots of laughs, a little bit of crying, and nude scene after nude scene after nude scene. Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson, and Zack Merrick star in a film so massive that no theater can contain it. It's a documentary, it's a live performance, it's more than you have ever wanted to know...and it's going...Straight To DVD. Concert filmed at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, December 2009
Live at the Palace 2008
Three Days Grace
Runtime: 1 hr 21 minThis concert film captures the rock band Three Days Grace performing a 2008 show at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The setlist of over a dozen songs includes "Animal I Have Become," "Just Like You," "I Hate Everything About You," and "Never Too Late." Backstage footage of the band augments the concert materials.