The Montreal-based punk-pop group Simple Plan is comprised of high school pals Pierre Bouvier (vocals), Jeff Stinco (guitar), David Desrosiers (bass), Sebastien Lefebvre (guitar), and Chuck Com
eau (drums). The five-piece initially came together when Comeau and Bouvier founded Reset at age 13. Reset was a modest success in Canada, touring the country with fellow punkers MxPx, Ten Foot Pole, and Face to Face.
A debut album followed in 1997, however Comeau bowed out quietly to attend college. Two years later, Comeau let his studies take a back seat in order for he, Stinco, and Lefebvre to start making music. Bouvier was still in charge of Reset during this time, but grew tired of being both a frontman and a guitarist. He and Comeau reconnected at a Sugar Ray show in late 1999 and it wasn't long until Bouvier was back with Comeau and the rest of his motley crew. Desrosiers, who replaced Bouvier in Reset, was asked to join Comeau and his pals, and Simple Plan was born.
They landed show dates with the annual Vans Warped Tour in 2001 as well as spots with Toronto's Snow Jam. By now, Simple Plan had a spunky, energetic punk sound. It was textured like Cheap Trick, but raw like Pennywise. In 2002, Simple Plan headed into the studio to make a record. 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 Pad, No Helmets...Just Balls, which was released in spring 2003 on Lava.
The group took home a 2003 MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice "Favorite Canadian Group" in June. Their Bob Rock-produced second album Still Not Getting Any? followed the next year and did quite well, scoring the hits "Crazy" and "Welcome to My Life." In 2005 Simple Plan issued Live from the Hard Rock.
Simple Plan乐队成立于90年代中期，鼓手Chuck Comeau以及主唱Pierre Bouvier两人同时隶属加拿大出品的庞克摇滚乐团Reset。尽管这支乐团曾于1997年推出一张专辑，鼓手Chuck Comeau却因为要读大学而选择离开Reset。然而，他很快就回来了。1999年，Chuck Comeau找来他的好友Jeff Stinco与Sebastien Lefebvre为他们即将成立的新乐团负责吉他演奏的部分。但是主唱的人选却迟迟没有着落。
“我们开始寻找适当的人选，”鼓手Chuck Comeau如此回忆说道。“我们面试了很多人，但是几经考虑，我们才发现原来Pierre Bouvier就是一
当一切就绪，Chuck Comeau与Pierre Bouvie成为最佳默契的创作组合，Jeff Stinco则钻研吉他音色与质感，Sebastien Lefebvre则负责编曲，而David Desrosiers则肩负起编写合音的工作，他们随即改变团名为Simple Plan并开始录制母带同时也在所有的庞克表演活动中展现他们的演唱技巧。和Lava唱片公司的合约很快地顺利敲定。
与曾为Our Lady Peace与Finger Eleven操刀制作专辑的制作人Arnold Lanni合作，Simple Plan开始在多伦多着手进行他们首张专辑“No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls”的录制工程。