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TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM

As one of the few remaining pop-punk bands from the genre’s early-2000s resurgence, Simple Plan maintain their reputation as a stadium-filling musical force in their 25th year of existence. The group first assembled in the FrenchCanadian suburbia of Montreal in 1999, comprised of young members of two defunct teenage punk bands, Roach and Reset. Roach’s former members Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau and Jeff Stinco have remained members of Simple Plan ever since, alongside Sebastien Lefebvre.

The group released their debut album in 2002, promoted via their breakthrough first single ‘I’m Just A Kid’. The album’s title started a tradition of sly genitalia and sex jokes, most recently continued with 2022’s in the decades between,

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