Chuck Comeau

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Chuck Comeau
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Comeau performing with Simple Plan at Rock im Park 2017
Background information
Birth nameCharles-André Comeau
Born (1979-09-17) 17 September 1979 (age 39)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • drummer
  • clothes designer
  • businessman
  • t.v. writer
  • director
  • actor
Instruments
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • guitar
  • vocals
Years active1993–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website simpleplan.com

Charles-André "Chuck" Comeau MSC (born 17 September 1979) is a Canadian musician and drummer, best known for being the drummer of the rock band Simple Plan. He also founded the apparel company Role Model Clothing along with his bandmate Pierre Bouvier and the band's best friend, Patrick Langlois. [1] He is also former drummer for the punk rock band Reset from 1993 to 1999, which he quit to form Simple Plan with his Reset bandmate who also left Reset, Pierre Bouvier.

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Simple Plan Canadian rock band

Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums: No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls (2002), Still Not Getting Any... (2004), Simple Plan (2008), Get Your Heart On! (2011), and Taking One for the Team (2016). The band has also released an EP titled Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming! (2013), in addition to two live albums: Live in Japan 2002 (2003) and MTV Hard Rock Live (2005).

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Early life

Comeau was born to Françoise and André Comeau, his brother's name is Louis. [2] Comeau attended Beaubois high school in Montreal, Quebec, along with bandmates Pierre Bouvier, Sébastien Lefebvre, and Jeff Stinco, where they formed Simple Plan. [3] Comeau originally studied law at McGill University in Montreal, but left to pursue his music career. [3]

Pierre Bouvier Canadian musician

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Sébastien Lefebvre French Canadian musician

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Career

Reset (1993–1999)

Comeau start his music career in 1993, when he was 13 years old along with bandmate Pierre Bouvier. Comeau left Reset in 1998 to study law on McGill University, and left to pursue music career, he later reunited with Bouvier at a Sugar Ray concert, they later formed Simple Plan in 1999 along with old schoolmates Sébastien Lefebvre and Jeff Stinco. Later, David Desrosiers replaced Bouvier and Reset but only last for 6 months and left Reset to join Simple Plan.

Sugar Ray American band

Sugar Ray is an American rock band from Newport Beach, California. Originally forming in 1986 and playing heavier nu metal styled music, the band achieved mainstream popularity in 1997 with their more pop influenced single, "Fly". The song's success of which led the band to shift its style dramatically to the more radio-friendly pop sound with their subsequent releases. Their best-selling album, 14:59, was released in 1999, and featured popular singles "Every Morning", "Someday", followed by a self-titled album in 2001 featuring the single "When It's Over". The band would release two further albums, In the Pursuit of Leisure (2003) and Music for Cougars (2009), though the albums and respective singles generally sold far less. The band would continue to tour into the 2010s, though as of 2019, no further albums would be released by the band.

Comeau has released 1 album with reset: No Worries (1997)

Simple Plan (1999–present)

After leaving Reset, Comeau became the drummer for Simple Plan. Simple Plan has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. [4]

Comeau has released all albums with Simple Plan: No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls (2002), Still, Not Getting Any (2004), Simple Plan (2008), Get Your Heart On! (2011) and Taking One for the Team (2016). Simple Plan has released 2 EPs: Live in Anaheim (2004) and Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming! (2013). Simple Plan has released 2 live albums: Live in Japan 2002 (2003) and MTV Hard Rock Live (2005). Simple Plan has also released a video album which Comeau directs it, titled A Big Package for You (2002).

<i>No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls</i> 2002 studio album by Simple Plan

No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan.

<i>Still Not Getting Any...</i> 2004 studio album by Simple Plan

Still Not Getting Any... is the second studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan. It was released on October 26, 2004 by Lava Records. The album garnered a positive reception, but critics were unsure of the band's musicianship and lyricism in their given genre. Still Not Getting Any... debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 and spawned four singles: "Welcome to My Life", "Shut Up!", "Untitled " and "Crazy". It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over one million copies.

<i>Simple Plan</i> (album) 2008 studio album by Simple Plan

Simple Plan is the self-titled third studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan, released on February 12, 2008. The album was a large musical departure from the band's previous albums, as its theme was more love-based than teen angst. It reached No. 2 on the Canadian album charts, No. 14 on the US Billboard 200 and charted in the top 10 worldwide in countries including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Sweden and Switzerland.

Clothing line

In 2001, before the band signed to a major label, Comeau, Bouvier and their longtime best friend Patrick Langolis launched the apparel company Role Model Clothing before the band was signed to a record deal in an effort to create clothes that represented their lifestyle and their love of music. And in some music videos of Simple Plan it can be seen that the band members are using the clothes. Role Model Clothing has an apparel collection. Ever since 2010, the brand stopped being active mostly due to Simple Plan being very busy working on (and later promoting) their fourth studio album Get Your Heart On! . In an interview for SimplePlan.cz in 2013, Comeau explained the "hiatus" of their clothing line and talked a bit more about its future:

<i>Get Your Heart On!</i> 2011 studio album by Simple Plan

Get Your Heart On! is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan, released on 21 June 2011. In some countries such as Australia and the Netherlands, the album was released on 17 June 2011. "Can't Keep My Hands off You" was released as the first single on 31 March 2011. "Jet Lag" was released as the record's lead single on 25 April 2011 and several music videos were released. On 4 May 2011 the English version was released and on 16 May 2011, the French version was released. On 27 December 2011, Chinese singer Kelly-Cha collaborated with Simple Plan to create a Chinese version of the song. Two days after, an Indonesian version was made featuring collaborations from Kotak lead vocalist Tantri. The third single "Astronaut" was released on 19 September 2011 with the music video premiering the same day. "Summer Paradise" was released as the album's fourth official single on 13 December in Australia, then worldwide on 28 February 2012, with a music video shot entirely in Australia on their Get Your Heart On! Tour. On 26 March 2013, an official music video for "This Song Saved My Life" was released on YouTube.

In 2017, when Simple Plan's debut album celebrated its 15th anniversary, the band brought back two "old-school designs" of Role Model Clothing, which were available for a limited time in their merch stand.

Directing

Comeau directed and starred in Simple Plan's video album A Big Package for You (2002).

Equipment

He currently uses DW drums, pedals and hardware, Evans Drumheads and Zildjian cymbals. His kit configures of two floor toms, one rack tom, a bass drum, and a snare drum.

Personal life

Comeau married Jacquelin Napal on July 8, 2014 in Los Angeles and on July 1, 2015 the couple had their first son, London Alexander Comeau. During a concert with Simple Plan in Detroit, a fan threw a glass bottle towards the scene, which hit Comeau in the face. He had to play the whole show with his face full of blood. [3] After the concert, they went to the hospital and Comeau received 4 stitches to his nose and below his teeth. [2] [3]

Influences

Comeau has been influenced by Blink-182, Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Sugar Ray, The Beach Boys, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Guns 'N Roses. [3]

Discography

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References

  1. 1 2 "Role Model Clothing". SimplePlan.cz. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Biography - Chuck Comeau » Simple Plan Brasil". Simpleplan.com.br. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Chuck Comeau's Biography". Simpleplanrock.forumfreek.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2016-07-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)