Some news

2013-01-30 | 14:54:25 | Simple Plan
Simple Plan is right now enjoying some time off and that's why there aren't that many things to write about for the moment. Something that we can look forward to is the music video for This Song Save My Life, which will be released any day now.

Simple Plan releases a new album!

2013-01-17 | 21:50:00 | Simple Plan
Simple Plan was recently named Personality of the Year at a gala in Montréal. This was followed up with a number of interviews where Chuck and Pierre confirmed that it is time for a new album.
They released their fourth studio album Get Your Heart On! in 2011, and have since then tourned non-stop with few pauses. They were in Europe, USA, Canada, Asia, South America and Australia. This summer they will go on yet another tour, and afterwards they will begin writing songs for their fifth album which will probably be released in the end of 2014/the beginning of 2015.
A number of dates for the summer has already been released, click at TOUR 2013 to see when they come to you!

Simple Plan named Personality of the Year!

2013-01-15 | 13:28:00 | Simple Plan
On Sunday evening (Canadian time) an annual gala together with Radio Canada was held, where they handed out a number of awards. One of the awards was Personality of the Year.
Simple Plan was named Personality of the Week earlier in 2012, but they were now named the 2012 Personality of the Year.
Thanks to Charbel, you can now watch a clip from the gala with a translation.
Host: It’s now the time to present you this year’s “Personality of the year” from La Presse and Radio Canada. They are 5 but together they are 1, ladies and gentlemen, Simple Plan!
Background voice: “Ever since the beginning of their foundation in 2005, the band formed of Sebastien Lefebvre, David Desrosiers, Chuck Comeau, Pierre Bouvier and Jeff Stinco, not only sold more than 10 million albums over the globe, but they have also given more than 750 thousand dollars for charity. During the JUNO ceremony in Toronto last April, the band received the Allan Walter Humanitarian Award, an honour the band shared with musicians such as Neil Young, Brian Adams, and more.”
Host: Congratulations, I can see you guys are touched.
Pierre: Absolutely, it’s incredible.
Jeff: It was a big year but to receive an award like this is a huge gratitude
Chuck: I’d like to applause every one who has or hasn’t gotten an award here tonight.
Host: Does every rock band have a relationship with their fans like you do?
Pierre: We only know Simple Plan, our own band, we don’t know what other bands do with their fans, our relationship with our fans is special, it touches us, I don’t think other bands are that close to their fans as we are, our fans are incredible…
Host: We actually asked your fans their reaction over the world and their response was monumental, we made you guys a DVD about that, it will be up on YouTube, until then here’s a clip of a few reactions we’ve received from all around the world.
Video footage:
Marian from Mexico: Hey SP, it’s Marian from Mexico, this prize makes me proud of you, congratulations! Julia from Austria: You guys deserve it more than anything else, you helped me get through the though times. Jen from Australia: You guys are an awesome band and such an inspiration to so many people, keep up the good work!
Dominika from Czech Republic: Congratulations upon wining this award, no one deserves it more than you, thank you for everything.
Emelie from Sweden: I just wanted to congratulate you, you really deserve it, I love you.
Hanine from Lebanon: I knew you guys would make it, congratulations, I love you guys!
Charu from India: I love your music, you can turn the bad days into good ones.
Yuka from Japan: For me SP is the greatest band out there, I will forever be grateful.
Amanda from New York: It’s good to see great things happen to great people who’s done so much for their fans and their community.
Chuck: Thank you
Host: People are touched all around the world, what you guys are talking about, they live it.
Chuck: It’s really the power of music, nowadays with mp3s, it’s often considered as a product, but we see it as so much more, it can touch people, put smiles on different faces, and we’ve seen it, it can save lives, we’ve heard many stories, and it’s not just us, it’s with many other bands, but to hear that …
Host: Does it change the way you write your music?
Jeff: Of course we feel a certain responsibility when we make an album, we know we’re gonna be heard, on our first album we did it for ourselves we didn’t know what we were up against, but know we think about our fans, we don’t wanna disappoint them, we tell ourselves that we can’t make an album that sucks, it’s not a possibility, they need it, and they tell us about it, and we try to give it the best of ourselves.
Chuck: *pinches Jeff* Oh boy that’s a good one, “The best of ourselves”.
[applauses] (“the best of ourselves” in French is actually the name of the show, this is why everyone laughs)
Host: When you received the humanitarian award at the Junos, you said the award was more important than any music award.
Pierre: For us, we’re lucky to have fans who show us their love.everywhere around the planet, but we wanna give back, we wanna make a difference like we’ve seen with our fans, with our foundation events, to see we can make things better just by making music, an impact in people’s lives, for me that’s more important.
Host: Are you guys gonna be together when you’re 70 like then Rolling Stones.
Pierre: Probably!
Jeff: On stage in our wheelchairs.
Chuck: Why would we wanna stop. We love what we are doing, we have fun, we can do extraordinary things.
Host: Your personality of the year, ladies and gentlemen, Simple Plan.

News regarding This Song Saved My Life

2013-01-15 | 13:20:00 | Simple Plan
Yesterday was the premiere of Simple Plan's new single This Song Saved My Life. The song was released at Radio Canada yesterday morning (Canadian time). Make sure you request the song on every radio station you can find if you want Simple Plan to come back to your country!
As for the video, it will be released before February, which means that it will be released very soon. Something interesting regarding the video is that a whole clip will include sign language. Exciting!

Premiere of This Song Saved My Life

2013-01-13 | 00:32:25 | Simple Plan
Simple Plan's new and overall fourth single "This Song Saved My Life" from their latest album Get Your Heart On! will be released on Monday, January 14th.
The premiere will take place at Virgin Radio Montreal and Chuck will be there when this happens.
At the same time, the director David F. Mewa is working on finishing the video for the song, and that should be done in a couple of weeks.
Both the video and the song are made together with fans from all around the world. The song was written at twitter together with fans, where they sent a message to Chuck and Pierre about what music means to them. The guys then collected this and turned it into a song, and when they recorded the song some lucky fans got to fly to Canada and sing with the band. For the video, fans joined in during a book signing in Toronto. Then fans from all over the world could send in a picture or a video to the band, something which thousands of fans did.

Another new year!

2013-01-10 | 00:14:00 | Only Simple Plan
Another new year has begun and I say: Welcome Back! We had a short Christmas break but nothing special has happened in the Simple Plan world, apart from the continuing work on the video for This Song Saved My Life.
We at Only Simple Plan wish you all a Happy New Year and we all hope that the guys will make another visit to Sweden this year. We also hope that you all received a copy of Simple Plan: The Official Story, which was released about one and a half month ago. People living in Sweden can buy the book through Chapters Online for $37, it takes up to one week to get the book and it will arrive right to your doorstep. The book is a bit cheaper if you buy it through Simple Plan's Merch page, but then the shipping costs more than the book itself, it can take a long time for it to arrive and it won't arrive to your doorstep.
Read Dominika's review of the book here