Jeff Stinco

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Jeff Stinco
Jeff Stinco on guitar
Background information
Birth name Jean-François Stinco
Born (1978-08-22) August 22, 1978 (age 36)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Genres Pop punk, alternative rock, punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, actor, writer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Lava / Atlantic
Associated acts Simple Plan

Jean-François "Jeff" Stinco (born August 22, 1978) is a French-Canadian musician, who is best known as the lead guitarist for pop punk band Simple Plan.

Early life[edit]

He is born to an Italian father and a French-Canadian mother. Stinco attended College Beaubois High School in Pierrefonds, Quebec along with bandmates Sébastien Lefebvre, Chuck Comeau and Pierre Bouvier.

Stinco studied classical guitar for 10 years at Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal with Jean Vallieres. He also participated in many masterclasses over the years with many renown concertists such as Manuel Barrueco and Roland Dyens.


Beside his Simple Plan projects, Stinco also contributed to the Rush tribute CD released in 2005 titled Subdivisions: "A Tribute To Rush"" and performs on the Rush hit "The Spirit of Radio" along with Winger lead vocalist Kip Winger.



Stinco receives aid from a tech during Simple Plan's show of August 2, 2009 in North Bay.


  • Simple Plan: A Big Package for You (2003) (V) (uncredited)


  • Simple Plan: MTV Hard Rock Live (2005) (V) .... Himself – Guitars
  • "Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005) aka Otro rollo (Mexico: short title)
  • New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 (2004) (TV) (as Simple Plan) .... Himself
  • Punk Rock Holocaust (2004) (V) .... Himself – Simple Plan
  • Simple Plan: Still Not Getting Any... (2004) (V) .... Himself
  • Simple Plan: A Big Package for You (2003) (V) .... Himself


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