Steve Jocz

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Steve Jocz
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Jocz singing "Pain for Pleasure" in 2003.
Born Stephen Martin Jocz
Other names Stevo, Stevo 32, Pain, Stevo Jocz
Occupation
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • music video director
Years active 1996–2013 (musician)
2018-present (realtor)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • vocals
Labels Island, Aquarius
Associated acts

Stephen Martin Jocz, also known by his nickname Stevo 32, is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, music video director, and realtor. He is best known as the former drummer for the Canadian rock band Sum 41.

Early life[edit]

Jocz formed Sum 41 in 1996 alongside Deryck Whibley. Jocz graduated from Exeter High School in 1999.

Professional career[edit]

Sum 41[edit]

In 1999, the band signed an international record deal with Island Records. The band released their debut album, All Killer No Filler in 2001. 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 and remains the band's most successful single to date.[1] All Killer No Filler' was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.[2] The band has since released five more studio albums: Does This Look Infected? (2002), Chuck (2004) Underclass Hero (2007), Screaming Bloody Murder (2011) and 13 Voices (2016). The three albums before Screaming Bloody Murder have been certified platinum in Canada.

The band often performs more than 300 times each year and holds long global tours, most of which last more than a year.[3] They have been nominated for seven Juno Awards and have won twice (Group of the Year in 2002 and Rock Album of the Year for Chuck in 2005). Their fifth studio album, Screaming Bloody Murder, was released on March 29, 2011.

On April 18, 2013 he announced on Facebook and Twitter that he decided to leave Sum 41.[4]

Realtor[edit]

As of 2018, Jocz is working as a realtor for Paul Kaplan Group, where he lists his first job as drumming for Sum 41.[5]

Other appearances[edit]

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.

In 2007, Jocz recorded drums for two songs on Avril Lavigne's album, The Best Damn Thing.

In the summer of 2008, Jocz toured with the Vandals on the Vans Warped Tour.[6][7]

Jocz did again help out The Vandals on drums for some European dates in the summer of 2018.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview, he states that he is an atheist. Although he was "raised in a church", he thinks religion is silly and is a great metaphor, but not true.[9] According to his Instagram bio he is a part time drummer and a full time Realtor at The Paul Kaplan Group.[10]

Discography[edit]

Sum 41[edit]

The Operation M.D.[edit]

Avril Lavigne[edit]

Treble Charger[edit]

Iggy Pop[edit]

Videos directed[edit]

As a director, Stevo has created the following music videos:

Honors[edit]

  • The music channel "Kerrang" rated him the 40th best drummer of all time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artists Chart History" (PDF). Billboard. Nielsen Company. Archived from the original on April 7, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2008.
  2. ^ Edwards, Gavin (December 17, 2001). "People of the Year 2001: Sum 41". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  3. ^ "Sum 41 Past Tour Dates". Island Records. Retrieved August 17, 2008.
  4. ^ http://www.upvenue.com/article/1746-steve-stevo-jozc-drummer-for-sum-41-has-left-the-band.html
  5. ^ "Steve Jocz". www.paulkaplanrealtor.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  6. ^ "Island | Island Def Jam". Islandrecords.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "Updates from Sum 41". Punknews.org. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  8. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BmTkYhbHtxh/?taken-by=thestevo32
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fmizmqg2Rs
  10. ^ "stevo32 (@thestevo32) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2018-05-27.

External links[edit]

Drummer for Sum 41
1996–2013