J-14 is scouting out the hottest bands around... and this week's pick is the return of an old favorite band, Simple Plan.
Here are five things you need to know about Simple Plan, whose fourth album will hit stores on June 21.
Simple Plan's lead singer Pierre Bouvier and drummer Chuck Comeau started the band Reset when they were just 13 years old. Chuck left Reset -- and eventually started a band with his high school classmates guitarists Sebastien Lefebvre and Jeff Stinco. Pierre soon joined them to start Simple Plan and bassist David Desrosiers took Pierre's place in Reset. But David soon joined Simple Plan too -- and the fivesome have been rocking out together ever since.
The premise of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 2004 movie New York Minute is all about getting to a Simple Plan concert. The guys all appeared in the movie -- and got to know the Olsens!
Pierre has a dog named Delilah, who he named after the Plain White T's song, "Hey There Delilah," when the PWT's opened for SP on tour.
Simple Plan is heading on the Vans Warped Tour this summer starting June 24 in Dallas, TX, and wrapping on July 24 in Oceanport, NJ.
The band's "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" is featured in the movie Prom and the video was just released today. "It's prom night and the prom is kinda boring so people are in there not really having a great time," Pierre describes. "We're out here playing a show and they start hearing us from the inside and they start running out and realize that 'Holy crap! Simple Plan's playing here!'"
Check out Simple Plan's "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" music video here:
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