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The punk pop craze continued to sweep across US shopping malls and MTV during the early twenty-first century, owing to the emergence of acts such as Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based Simple Plan. Following in the footsteps of fellow Canadians Sum 41, Simple Plans roots lay in an earlier group, Reset, which included vocalist Pierre Bouvier (9 May 1980) and drummer Chuck Comeau (b. Charles-Andre Comeau, 17 September 1979), back in the mid-90s (when both were only 13 years old). Despite touring with MxPx, Ten Foot Pole, and Face To Face (as well as issuing a 1997 debut, No Worries), both Bouvier and Comeau left the band so they could finish their education. It was not long before their desire to play music returned, resulting in the formation of Simple Plan soon afterwards. Rounding out the line-up were guitarists Jeff Stinco (b. Jean-François Stinco, 22 August 1978) and Sébastien Lefebvre (b. Gaétan-Jean Sébastien Lefebvre Pepin, 5 June...