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Courage My Love Announce North American Tour

courage-my-loveCanadian alternative rockers Courage My Love are following up their successful summer long stint on the Vans Warped Tour with a run of Canadian dates supporting Simple Plan, the band has also announced a string of headline US shows leading up to the Simple Plan tour. Courage My Love‘s debut album, Synesthesia, is out now on InVogue Records
 
Synesthesia can be purchased via iTunes here and via InVogue Records here
 
You can view the video for Animal Heart, and Courage My Love‘s tour dates, below

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Tours: Forever Ends Here / Simple Plan (Aus)

SyForever Ends Heredney pop punk act Forever Ends Here released their debut album, Imagine This, last Friday August 19th .  The band will be supporting their album with a tour of Australia’s East-Coast alongside Simple Plan.

The video for the song “Search The Night” can be found below along with tour dates.

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Video: Simple Plan – ‘Opinion Overload’

Simple Plan 2016Long running Canadian pop-punk band Simple Plan have posted a video for Opinion Overload. The track will feature on the band’s upcoming LP Taking One For the Team, due for release on Feb 19th.  

Check out the video for Opinion Overload and details of the band’s short run of UK shows below.

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Simple Plan – I Don’t Wanna Be Sad

Simple Plan - Simple PlanLong running Canadian pop-punk band Simple Plan has premiered a brand new single.  The track is titled “I Don”t Wanna Be Sad” and serves as the next single from their next full length, due out sometime in 2016 with further details yet to be released.

Watch the video below.

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Video: Simple Plan – Boom

Simple Plan - Still Not Getting AnyLong running Canadian pop-punk band Simple Plan has premiered a brand new single along with cameo-heavy music video .  The track is titled “Boom” and serves as the first single from their next full length, due out sometime in 2016 with further details yet to be released.

Watch the video below.

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Live Concert Review

Simple Plan

Live (July 28th, 2006)

Ed Fest - Edmonton, Alberta
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You hate them. Or you love them. Whatever it is, one thing’s for sure, Simple Plan always come through in their live shows, and last night was no different.

The band bounded onto the stage at 9:45 under the gloomy dark sky and hopped right into the single Shut Up, and you knew once again that Simple Plan were there to perform. Pierre’s vocals were a little off key and not the strongest, but that’s what his vocals are always like (even on the recordings). So it’s nice to hear that they don’t use any protools or editing device to make his pitch that perfect platinum-selling sound. David was there with his signature collared shirt (red this time) and tie (white), as Jeff patiently waited for his opportunity to shine with a few guitar solos here and there (but not nearly enough as the band stated). The band performed to their standards, keeping the same rhythm that they had almost a year ago across the street in Rexall Place last November (oddly enough, the same backdrops too).

Of course, while they catered their set for their fans, there were a few bumps and hurdles thrown throughout the set. A few of their jokes were a little old for their crowd, ut luckily nothing was too direct or explicit and insulting (unlike Hedley‘s appalling display last March at Red’s). Their little mockery of rap was comical, but also a little out of place as you never really want to see five suburban white boys rapping covers of 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z. At least this time they learnt from the backlash and stated that they don’t actually advocate guns at all, they just use the shotgun motion making fun of rap artists who use that to sell their songs and have the gun sounds pre-tuned into their turntables.

Still, Simple Plan knows how to put on a show, and the phenomenal lighting effects from the Ed Fest crew helped that too. Not only did they play all their songs, like God Must Hate Me, Perfect, Thank You, Perfect World, Crazy, Me Against The World, Promise, Jump, I’d Do Anything and more, but they also played a variety of cover songs including Jimmi Hendrix‘s Foxey Lady for all the parents in the crowd (well, anyone born before 1980). They pulled out the acoustic guitars for Welcome To My Life and Untitled and actively supported the crowd joining in for songs like I’m Just A Kid.

So Simple Plan did what Simple Plan always does. They came out, they played their songs, talked a bit and got the crowd involved. Yeah, if you hate them, you’d hate them live – but for fans, they never fail to disappoint.

   
Simple Plan - Still Not Getting Any

Simple Plan

Still Not Getting Any

Lava Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

After selling over 3 million copies of their 2002 debut album, No Pads, No Helmets… Just BallsSimple Plan are back with their sophomore album, Still Not Getting Any…. In its first week in stores, the album already went Platinum in Canada; and the first single, Welcome To My Life, has been tearing up the airwaves for a couple weeks now. How are they able to do all of this? It’s simple really, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it”.

The Montreal pop-punkers took over the hearts and minds of teenage girls all over the world with their debut album, so why mess with success? Simple Plan have made another catchy, pop-punk album that has no where to go but up. So if you were one of the millions of fans who love No Pads…, then you will still love Still Not Getting Any… because the same energetic, clean, pop-punk sound with lyrics you can relate to that were on No Pads… is found once again on here. But don’t worry, it isn’t the exact replica of No Pads…, it is more raw and in your face, not quite as clean and crisp as before. They have experimented with a few new tricks, and after touring with mainstreams act like Blink182 and Green Day along with the ever present Warped Tour, it makes sense that they had learnt some new moves. From the very sociopoliticalCrazy, to the piano ballard Untitled, to the incredibly energetic Jump (which really gives the album a strong kick), to the catchy single Welcome To My Life, and the necessary love songEverytimeSimple Plan proves that they can make more then just the same song over and over again.

As a little bonus feature Simple Plan have thrown in a DVD with the release. You can listen to the entire CD on your DVD player with this and watch them craft some of the tracks on the album in the studio with Bob Rock. The DVD isn’t anything special, but its a nice little extra for the extreme fans.

Despite their efforts to the contrary on the Scooby Doo soundtrack, Simple Plan have grown up a bit here. Still Not Geting Any… has already sold more records then some bands sell in their entire career due to it’s mass appeal to the MTV generation. ANd now matter how much you claim to hate these Canadians, you can’t help but enjoy their sophomore release.

Simple Plan - "A Big Package For You" 1999-2003 [DVD]

Simple Plan

"A Big Package For You" 1999-2003 [DVD]

Lava Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

The controversial pop-punkers know as Simple Plan has spent the past 4 to 5 years filming and documenting themselves. They have then taken the time and selected the best portions of it and combined them all together to form “A Big Package For You” 1999-2003, a 3 hour long DVD divided into two parts. A documentary portion lasting 2 and a half hours along with 45 minutes of bonus material.

The main portion of the disc features Seb, Chuck, Pierre, David and Jeff in their everyday lives. From recording their debut album, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, to filming their latest video for “Perfect” and everything in between. You get a inside look at the recording studio and what went into the creation of the debut album. Afterwards you get to see them going out and promoting it. Seeing them hit places like Germany, France, Japan, England, Jamaica and Mexico and then of course, the famous Warped Tour.

It’s interesting seeing their live performances and the backstage looks at their shows and video shoots but the best parts of the video is just seeing them being themselves. Messing around, playing jokes, being immature and perverted. Just like any group of normal guys. Hearing them talk about boobies and passport slaps remind me that I’m not the only one that does those type of things.

At the end of it all you get to see individual interviews with all five members where they talk about their memories and how grateful they are for the lives that they live and the friendships they have created over the years. This creates a sense of respect for them as you can tell that they have worked hard for what they have gotten and don’t take any of it for granted.

As a added bonus, the package comes with a set of 6 post cards and a small single with a new song and two live songs for your listening pleasure.

Overall, A Big Package For You is very entertaining. Although, unless you are an extremely dedicated Simple Plan fan, I don’t know if you could watch the DVD over and over again.

New Pictures: Social Distortion, Simple Plan, Every Time I Die, Terror & Cancer Bats

Simple PlanToday I’m pleased to say that we just did a rather large update to our ever growing live photo gallery  courtesy of the ever wonderful Dwayne Larson over in Winnipeg, MB.

He’s been busy snapping some photos of bands over the last little while who have passed through his neck of the woods and you can now check out five brand new photo galleries:

 

 

Social Distortion
– Simple Plan
– Every Time I Die
– Terror
– Cancer Bats 

Video: Simple Plan – “Jet Lag” (ft. Kelly Cha)

Simple PlanThe pop punkers in Simple Plan have released a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Jet Lag (featuring Kelly Cha)” from their recent album, Get Your Heart On, released earlier this year via Atlantic Records.  new music video for their song “Loser Of The Year.”

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Video: Simple Plan – Summer Paradise

The pop punkers in Simple Plan have released a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Summer Paradise” from their recent album, Get Your Heart On, released earlier this year via Atlantic Records.  new music video for their song “Loser Of The Year.”

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Video: Simple Plan – Loser Of The Year

The pop punkers in Simple Plan have released a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Loser Of The Year” from their recent album, Get Your Heart On, released earlier this year via Atlantic Records.  new music video for their song “Loser Of The Year.”

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Simple Plan feat. Rivers Cuomo: Can't Keep My Hands Off You

Simple PlanMontreal’s Simple Plan have released their first new song from their as-yet-untitled fourth album. The track, Can’t Keep My Hands Off You, will also appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming live-action Disney film Prom, which stars Friday Night Lights’ Aimee Teegarden. Joining the band on the recording is Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo.

The track can be streamed here. They are currently filming the music video for the single in LA.

Simple Plan‘s new album will be in stores on June 21st. The band will then hit the road on the Vans Warped Tour.

   
Simple Plan

Simple Plan

Jeff Stinco

Lava Records
By on November 26th, 2005 at Rexall Place - Edmonton, Alberta

 

 

Editor’s Note: No one can deny that Simple Plan have blown up the past two years. The last time I sat down with them, two years ago, they were playing at Red’s. This time they stepped onto Rexall Place’s floor to send all their fans crazy. But even though the size of their fans may have grown, the guys have still stayed just as nice, and once again took the time to sit down and talk to me. I’d like to thank Jeff for doing the interview with me and Laura for setting up the interview.

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Simple Plan

Simple Plan

Sebastien Lefebvre

Lava Records
By on November 23rd, 2003 at Red's - Edmonton, Alberta

 

 

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