Sum 41 are the reason I chose to dedicate my life to music. That may seem like an odd statement coming from an extreme metal fanatic, but at age 15, I got my hands on Sum 41's 2002 album, 'Does This Look Infected?' and subsequently discovered my life's path. A decade later, Sum 41 have launched a tour to celebrate the album's 10th anniversary, playing the entire record from front to back for rabid and nostalgic fans, and we were there to cover it all.
Get ready for a full-blown, pop-punk blast from the past, because Sum 41 have announced their plans to play the 'Does This Look Infected?' album in its entirety during their next tour. Nov. 26 will mark the 10th anniversary of the album, which to date, has sold over nine million copies worldwide.
At the 2012 Grammy Awards, millions of people tuned in to see Foo Fighters conquer the rock awards by winning five trophies during the ceremony. One of their five golden gramophones was for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category -- as the band beat out fellow nominees Megadeth, Mastodon, Dream Theater and Sum 41.
"And the winner is ... Jethro Tull." Those were the now infamous words read by Alice Cooper after opening the white envelope at the 1989 Grammys. After Jethro Tull beat Metallica for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, the Grammys retained a stigma for being out of touch with heavy rock music. Last night, the nominees were read for the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category, including Dream Theater, Megadeth, Mastodon, Foo Fighters and … Sum 41?!