Simple Plan is one of Canada’s most successful punk-pop acts, featuring a lineup comprised of former high school pals Pierre Bouvier (vocals), Jeff Stinco (guitar), David Desrosiers (bass), Sebastien Lefebvre (guitar), and Chuck Comeau (drums). The band quickly hit the road and joined the annual Vans Warped Tour. By this point, Simple Plan had carved out a spunky, energetic punk sound, textured like Cheap Trick but raw like Pennywise. Soon Simple Plan headed into the studio to capture the sound on tape. Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden and Mark Hoppus of blink-182 joined Simple Plan during those sessions, and the end result was the fiery, fun No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, which was released on Lava Records. The group took home a MuchMusic Video Award for People’s Choice Favorite Canadian Group and the album became a genuine success, selling over four million copies worldwide while going double-platinum in Canada and America.