SUM 41 has rocketed to the top in record time. Exploding out of Ajax, Ontario, the band was signed to Island Records in 1999, delivered their first EP, Half Hour of Power, in 2000, and followed it with their 2001 album, All Killer, No Filler, produced by Green Day and Blink 182 producer Jerry Finn. Readers of Rolling Stone recently voted the band RS 2001 Music Awards for Best Single and Best Video (both for “Fat Lip”), and the band was listed among the top three in 13 other categories, including Artist of the Year, Best Dressed, Best Album Cover and Best Hard Rock/Metal Band. On tour since last November, the band has dates scheduled in Europe, Japan and Australia through spring 2002, and the band’s songs have been included in the movie Out Cold and PlayStation 2’s “NHL 2002” video game. Mix caught SUM 41’s mighty guitar section and punk-pop style at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater in January.