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Dexter Holland
Dexter Holland as the singer of The Offspring.
Dexter Holland as the singer of The Offspring.
Background information
Birth name Bryan Keith Holland
Also known as Dexter
Born December 29, 1965 (1965-12-29) (age 41)
Flag of United States
Genre(s) Punk rock
Pop-Punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitars
Years active 1984 - Present
Label(s) Nitro Records
Epitaph Records
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Columbia Records
Associated
acts
The Offspring

Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland (born December 29, 1965)[1] is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the Californian punk rock band The Offspring and the owner of the independent record label Nitro Records. Image File history File linksMetadata Offspring2. ... The Offspring (sometimes referred to as simply Offspring) is a popular American band from Orange County, California which formed in 1984. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official logo of Nitro Records. ... Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... The Offspring (sometimes referred to as simply Offspring) is a popular American band from Orange County, California which formed in 1984. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The Offspring (sometimes referred to as simply Offspring) is a popular American band from Orange County, California which formed in 1984. ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... Official logo of Nitro Records. ...

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Career with The Offspring

After failing to get into a Social Distortion show in 1984, he decided to form a band with friend and fellow cross-country teammate Greg Kriesel. That band, "Manic Subsidal," would eventually become The Offspring. Social Distortion (sometimes referred to as simply Social D) are an influential punk rock band formed in 1978 by frontman Mike Ness. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Template:Bass Guitarist Infobox Gregory David Kriesel (short Greg K.) (born January 20, 1965) is a bass guitarist for the punk band, The Offspring. ...


The Offspring would later sign to Nemesis Records, for whom they recorded their first full length album entitled The Offspring in 1988 and released it in the following year. This album would eventually be re-issued on November 21, 1995 by Dexter's own record label, Nitro Records. The Offspring is the debut album by The Offspring. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1991, the band signed with Epitaph Records (home of Bad Religion, L7, NOFX and other similar bands). The band's first album on Epitaph was Ignition. It was released in 1992. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. ... Bad Religion is an influential punk rock band that was originally formed in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass), Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitars) and Jay Ziskrout (drums). ... L7 was an all-female grunge band that was active between 1985 and 2000. ... NOFX is a punk rock band from California, formed in 1983. ... Ignition is the second album released by The Offspring on October 16, 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


The band's last album for Epitaph Records was 1994's Smash. The band then signed with Columbia Records (although Dexter claims that Brett Gurewitz, owner of Epitaph, sold the contract to Columbia), for whom they have released Ixnay on the Hombre (1997), Americana (1998), and Conspiracy Of One (2000). Smash is The Offsprings third album, released on April 19, 1994. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Brett Gurewitz (born May 12, 1962) Los Angeles,CA. Also known as Mr. ... Ixnay on the Hombre is the 4th album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, released on February 4, 1997. ... Americana is the fifth album by The Offspring, released on November 17, 1998 (see 1998 in music), and has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. ... Conspiracy of One is an album released by The Offspring on November 14, 2000. ...


Their seventh album, Splinter, was released on December 9, 2003. In March 2003, Dexter jokingly announced that it would be called Chinese Democracy, to spite Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses, whose highly anticipated album of the same name was constantly "in limbo." Dexter said, "Axl ripped off my braids, so I ripped off his album title." Splinter is an album released by The Offspring on December 9, 2003. ... December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chinese Democracy is the name of the long-delayed album from rock band Guns N Roses. ... W. Axl Rose[1] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Guns N Roses (abbreviated as GNR) is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ...


As of now, Dexter is currently in the process of recording eighth studio album at a studio in Hollywood, California. He said that the band wanted to see if the fans liked the new songs before demoing the songs and having the fans not liking them. He also said that the new album will likely include the song "Pass Me By", which was previously demoed for Splinter. Singles from TBA Released: 2007 The Offsprings eighth studio album is currently scheduled to be released sometime in the summer or fall of 2007. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue...


Holland was recently ranked 73rd in the March 2007 Edition of Kerrang! 100 Stars Who Rock Your World List. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Personal life

Dexter was the class valedictorian at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, CA and was a Ph.D. candidate [2] in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California, however he declined to get his Ph.D. in favor of focusing on The Offspring. He has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Molecular Biology, both from the University of Southern California. In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... Doheny Library. ...


Dexter married hairstylist Kristine Luna, who wrote some of the Offspring's songs including "Session," in 1995. He has a daughter, Alexa (born c. 1987), from a previous marriage.


Holland is also a licensed pilot and has made a solo trip around the world in 10 days.


He also recently participated in the 2006 Los Angeles Marathon, his charity of choice was the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic that handles cases where post-conviction DNA testing of evidence can yield conclusive proof of innocence. Dexter finished 7900th with a time of 5:01. Afterward, Dexter signed his shoes and donated them for charity. The Los Angeles Marathon is an annual marathon held in Los Angeles, California since 1986. ...


Trivia

Idle Hands is a 1999 comedy/horror movie starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, and Jessica Alba. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Tom Holland was born on July 11th, 1943 in Phoughkeepsie, New York, USA. He has directed five movies including: Childs Play Fright Night External Links Tom Holland at the Internet Movie Database Categories: Movie stubs ... Gen. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Black Sails in the Sunset is a 1999 hardcore punk album by AFI. This is the first full-length album with Jade Puget as a full time member of the band. ... A bottle of Gringo Bandito Gringo Bandito is the name of a Mexican not so famous hot sauce created by Dexter Holland, who is the lead singer for the punk band The Offspring. ... Pauly Shore is Dead is an American comedy motion picture released in 2003. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... PUFFY ) or Puffy AmiYumi as they are known in the United States (due to legal naming conflicts with Sean Combs, also known as Sean Puffy Combs or Puff Daddy), is a Japanese pop/rock duo. ... Splurge is an album by Puffy AmiYumi that was released on June 28, 2006 in Japan. ... Look What I Almost Stepped In. ... The Vandals are an American punk rock band formed in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Kung Fu Records. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dwarves are a punk rock band formed in the mid-1980s by Paul Cafaro aka Blag Dahlia aka Blag the Ripper aka Blag Jesus aka Blag History Month aka Blag Plague. ... The Dwarves Must Die is the 2004 release by the punk band The Dwarves. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Some sources claim that Dexter Holland was born in 1966. See the article on age disputes and discrepancies for details.
  2. ^ Dexter Holland's Opus by Jonathan Slowik, Daily Trojan, April 12, 2004

1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

  • Dexter Holland's Opus
  • Dexter Holland At IMDB
The Offspring
Dexter Holland | Noodles | Greg K. | Atom Willard
Ron Welty | James Lilja | Josh Freese | Doug Thompson | Jim Benton
Discography
Studio albums: The Offspring (1989) | Ignition (1992) | Smash (1994) | Ixnay on the Hombre (1997) | Americana (1998) | Conspiracy of One (2000) | Splinter (2003) | (Eighth Studio Album) (2007)
EPs: Baghdad (1991) | Club Me (1997) | A Piece of Americana (1998)
Compilations: Greatest Hits (2005) | Complete Music Video Collection (2005)
Singles: "Blackball / I'll Be Waiting" | "Come Out And Play" | "Self-Esteem" | "Gotta Get Away" | "All I Want" | "Gone Away" | "The Meaning Of Life" |
"I Choose" | "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" | "Why Don't You Get a Job?" | "The Kids Aren't Alright" | "She's Got Issues" | "Original Prankster" |
"Want You Bad" | "Million Miles Away" | "Defy You" | "Hit That" | "(Can't Get My) Head Around You" | "Spare Me The Details" | "Can't Repeat"
Related articles
Epitaph Records | Nitro Records | Columbia Records | California punk scene | Angels and Airwaves | Steady Ground
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The Offspring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2758 words)
The Offspring started in 1984 by founders Bryan "Dexter" Holland and Greg K who met in their high school cross-country team.
Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman, the school janitor, was welcomed into the band, allegedly because he was old enough to purchase alcohol for Dexter and Greg, both of whom were under the legal drinking age.
Holland and Greg K then created their own record label, Nitro Records, and started signing bands.
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