Simple Plan

An Oral History of ‘No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls’

Simple Plan did a little oral history of No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls over at Alt Press:

That record could have taken, at the most, two months to make; it took a year. We were living in very close quarters, sleeping in a windowless room with bunkbeds. We were cooking for ourselves, which is normal, but nobody knew how to cook, so it was horrible. It was a tedious process. Arnold had this vision where he would say, “You guys record yourself, I’m going to come back and criticize and edit it,” and that’s exactly what he’d do. He would leave us days at a time in the studio, I would record the whole album, he would come back and be, like, “Yeah, you could do better,” and scratch everything I did. It was frustrating.

Reset was still better.

Simple Plan – “Singing in the Rain” Video

Simple Plan’s new video for “Singing in the Rain” can be found on YouTube. The band have described it as a love letter to That Thing You Do:

The video for “Singing In The Rain” is a love letter to one of our favourite movies of all time, “That Thing You Do”. It’s about the exhilarating power that 3 chords, a drum beat and a catchy melody can have on the lives of the people who create it. The video takes you on the magical journey from rehearsing in a garage to playing stadiums and topping the charts. and the roller-coaster ride that is the music industry: both exhilarating and extraordinary, heartbreaking and bittersweet. We had a blast filming this video and we hope that you will enjoy it and that it will make you smile!