Birthday Wishes to Jason Paul “Cone” McCaslin – born September 3, 1980!
Jason Paul “Cone” McCaslin (born September 3, 1980) is a Canadian musician. He is the bassist and backing vocalist of the band Sum 41. He joined the band in November 1998/February 1999. Sum 41 was signed by Island Records in December 1999.
McCaslin began playing bass at the age of 14, as a member of a grunge garage band called Second Opinion. He is of half-Irish, half-Swedish descent.
He was born in North York, Toronto.
He acquired the nickname “Cone” from fellow band member Deryck Whibley in high school, because he frequently ate ice cream cones at lunch.
He co-created the Garage punk/rock side project The Operation M.D., with Todd Morse (of H2O), in which he is known under the name Dr. Dynamite. He plays bass and a bunch of other random instruments on the songs including lead vocals on a few tracks on both albums. The 1st album “We Have An Emergency” was released in Canada an “Birds + Bee Stings” worldwide in late 2010 on their own label “Mouth To Mouth Music”. He has also acted in many Sum 41 short films. For example, in “Basketball Butcher”, he gets beaten up, killed and eaten by Steve Jocz due to beating him at basketball. He also played Dante the drug dealer in “1-800-Justice”. He recently helped produce an album with Shelter With Thieves, a Canadian band from Halifax. The EP, entitled Confessions of a Toxic Generation, was nominated for 2 Nova Scotia Music Awards, for Group Recording and also Loud Recording. The band eventually won the Loud Recording award for the EP.
In December 2009, McCaslin was also producing 5 songs for a new album by Canadian piano rock band The Greatest Invention (Formally – Credible Witness), which eventually got released under Walter Senko Then in 2010 he began producing 3 songs for 7 Piece Blue grass/Folk/Indie band The Strumbellas. In Sept. 2011 he was asked to produce the rest of the album. The album is now completed and called “My Father and the Hunter”. It was released on February 21, 2012 and received a Juno Award Nomination for Best Root/Traditional Album. In October 2013 McCaslin made a cameo playing bass in The Strumbellas music video for End of an Era. In 2013 McCaslin began working with Toronto band Sun K. and produced their 7″ (2 songs) which is out now and will also produce their upcoming EP and LP over the next year. In 2014 McCaslin began producing 2 songs for the band “LeBarons” which will be released in 2015.
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 al Killer No Filler’ was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK. The band has since released four more studio albums: Does This Look Infected? (2002), Chuck (2004) Underclass Hero (2007) and Screaming Bloody Murder (2011). The three albums before Screaming Bloody Murder have been certified platinum in Canada.