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16 Ridiculous Secrets About Simple Plan

1. The band has released four studio albums: No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls (2002), Still Not Getting Any… (2004), Simple Plan (2008), and Get Your Heart On! (2011), the band has also released an EP titled Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming! (2013), in addition to two live albums: Live in Japan 2002 (2003) and MTV Hard Rock Live (2005).

2. Simple Plan is strongly connected to Scooby-Doo, having performed the theme song to What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (written by Rich Dickerson), and appeared as themselves in the episode “Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman”.

3. Two of the band’s songs appeared in chase scenes: “I’d Do Anything” in the episode “It’s Mean, It’s Green, It’s the Mystery Machine”, and “You Don’t Mean Anything” in “Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman”.

4. Also, the band have contributed to the Raja Gosnell-directed theatrical films (including an original song, “Don’t Wanna Think About You”, for Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed).

5. The band announced that their fifth album “Taking One for the Team” will be published on February 19, 2016 .

6. In 1993, Lead vocalist Pierre Bouvier and drummer Chuck Comeau were in a band named Reset.

7. In 1998, Comeau left soon after to go to college. and Bouvier left Reset soon after to join Comeau.

8. Bassist and backing vocalist David Desrosiers replaced Bouvier in Reset, but he too left the band six months later to join Simple Plan. This allowed Bouvier, who had doubled as the band’s lead vocalist and bassist, to concentrate on the singing and Stinco, who had doubled as the band’s lead guitarist and backing vocalist, to concentrate on the guitar.

9. Band members have given various responses, including that the band was their “simple plan to avoid working at McDonald’s”, or other fast food restaurant chains.

10. However, the name may be derived from the 1998 film and novel of the same name.

11. In 2002, Simple Plan released the debut studio album, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, which contained the singles I’m Just a Kid, I’d Do Anything, Addicted, and Perfect.

12. The record was originally released in the United States with twelve tracks, ending with “Perfect”.

13. Two pop-punk singers contributed on vocals: “I’d Do Anything” included vocals by Mark Hoppus from Blink-182, and “You Don’t Mean Anything” included vocals by Joel Madden from Good Charlotte.

14. In 2003, the band played as a headliner on the Vans Warped Tour an appearance memorialized in the comedy slasher film, Punk Rock Holocaust, in which four of the five band members are killed.

15. The band also played short stints on the Warped Tour in 2004 and 2005.

16. That same year (2003) the band opened for Avril Lavigne on her “Try To Shut Me Up” Tour. The album had sold one million copies in early 2003 then went on to sell over four million copies worldwide, making it the band’s best selling album to date.

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