The Best Pop-Punk Bands To Ever Take The Stage

Jackson Sawa | June 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Pop-punk is a genre of rock that blends the genres of pop and punk to create something totally new. Its stylistically similar to rock and roll with distorted electric guitars, fast tempos, and power chords. However, it differs in the sense that it has pop-like melodies with the subject of the songs usually being about young love or teenage angst. The genre can be traced back to the punk scene in the 1980s and exploded in popularity in the early 90s and throughout the 2000s. Today, pop-punk is still beloved by many, so check out which of the bands have withstood the test of time and truly made a mark on the genre.

Sum 41 Was Originally Kaspir

Sum 41
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Initially known as Kaspir, Sum 41 formed in 1996 and consists of the members Deryck Whibley, Dave Baksh, Tom Thacker, Jason McCaslin, and Frank Zummo. The band released their debut album All Killer No Filler in 2001, after signing with Island Records in 1999. The album turned out to be a mainstream success, and the group continued growing in popularity.

So far, they have six studio albums with their latest album, Order in Decline, expecting to be released in July 2019. They are known to play more than 300 shows a year, have won two Juno Awards, and have been nominated for the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2012.