Steve Jocz is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter who was born on July 21, 1981. He is best known as the former drummer for the Canadian rock band Sum 41.
Steve Jocz Early Life
Steve Jocz began his music career at a young age, at the age of eight, starting out as a drummer in his middle school band. He played in various bands throughout his teenage years before joining Sum 41 in 1998.
He soon became known for his exceptional talent behind the kit, and after high school, he was recruited by Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley to join the band.
Jocz made his debut on Sum 41‘s 2001 album All Killer No Filler, and he would go on to play drums on all of the band’s subsequent albums. Jocz is an extremely talented drummer.
His work with the indie punk rock band Sum 41 helped to make the band one of the most popular rock acts in the world. He is a true pioneer in the world of rock drumming, and his influence will be felt for many years to come.
Steve Jocz and Sum 41
Sum 41 was formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ontario. The band has undergone personnel changes since 2006. At that time, guitarist Dave Baksh left and was replaced by Tom Thacker.
Steve Jocz is considered one of the best drummers in the indie punk rock scene. He appeared on all of the band’s studio albums, including their breakthrough album, All Killer No Filler (2001). Jocz left Sum 41 in 2013 and has since pursued a solo career.
The band achieved mainstream success with their first single from the album, ” Fat Lip “, which reached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The band released their debut album, All Killer No Filler, in 2001, and their fifth studio album, Screaming Bloody Murder, was released on March 29, 2011.
Despite his relatively short tenure with Sum 41, Jocz greatly impacted the band’s sound and helped them become one of the most popular rock bands in Canada. He is an extremely talented drummer, and his contributions to Sum 41 will be remembered for years to come.
In 2013, Jocz announced that he was leaving Sum 41 to focus on his own music career. After 17 years with Sum 41, Steve Jocz finally decided to leave.
Stevo announced his departure via Sum 41’s official Facebook and Twitter. He left the band and worked on a new project with Whibley called The Doozers. He has since released two solo albums, 2014’s I Told You I Was Freaky and 2016’s No Sleep ‘Til Toronto.
Not long after releasing the album Screaming Bloody Murder with his band, Steve later left and chose not to appear in the entertainment world anymore. This made his fans even sadder. Understandably, before Steve left, SUM 41 was also left by the guitarist, Dave Baksh, who supposedly wanted to play louder music.
Jocz is an immensely talented drummer, and his skills have earned him a place among the best in the business. He will continue making music that entertains and inspires for years to come.
Aside from drums, Jocz plays the piano and guitar. He sings lead vocals for the Sum 41 alter-ego heavy metal band Pain For Pleasure. Also, in 2007, Jocz recorded drums for two songs on Avril Lavigne‘s album.
The ‘Craziest’ guy in Sum 41
Steve Jocz is known as one of the craziest personnel ever in Sum 41. Even though his position is behind, namely as a drummer, the 34-year-old man often amazes the audience through his sometimes demonic behaviour.
Steve’s alter-ego plays in the heavy metal band Satan’s Sluts, performing their song “pain for pleasure“.
Not only that, in the middle of concerts, Steve also often takes over the vocal department to sing the song Pain For Pleasure, which is still an obligatory song for Sum 41 enthusiasts.