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Encyclopedia > The Offspring
The Offspring
The Offspring in concert in 2001.
The Offspring in concert in 2001.
Background information
Origin Garden Grove, California, USA
Genre(s) Punk rock[1]
Pop punk[2][3]
Skate punk[4][5]
Years active 1984 – present
Label(s) Black Label Records (1987)
Nemesis Records (1989–1991)
Epitaph Records (1991–1995)
Columbia Records (1996–present)
Website www.offspring.com
Members
Dexter Holland
Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman
Greg Kriesel
Pete Parada
Former members
Ron Welty
Adam "Atom" Willard
James Lilja
Josh Freese
Jim Benton
Doug Thompson

The Offspring (sometimes referred to as simply "Offspring") is a popular American band from Garden Grove, California which formed in 1984. The band currently consists of Dexter Holland (lead vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K. (bass), and Pete Parada (drums). Look up offspring in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove Garden Grove is a city centrally located in northern Orange County, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any 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. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Skate punk (also known as skatepunk, skate-punk, skate-thrash, surf punk, or skate-core) was originally a derivative of hardcore punk , so named because of its popularity among skateboarders, and the fact that many members of skate punk bands were themselves skaters. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... In the early 90s, Black Label Records was an independent record label that specialized in releasing highly offensive comedy albums of comedians from the Southeast. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... 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. ... Kevin Noodles Wasserman (born February 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead guitarist and backup vocalist for The Offspring. ... Template:Bass Guitarist Infobox Gregory David Kriesel (short Greg K.) (born January 20, 1965) is a bass guitarist for the punk band, The Offspring. ... Pete Parada (pronounced puh-rah-dah) is an American punk rock musician. ... Ron Welty (February 1, 1971) was the drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring from 1987 (though Dexter Holland said in an interview that it was 1986) through 2003. ... Adam Atom Willard (born August 15, 1973), is the current drummer of the bands Angels and Airwaves and The Special Goodness. ... James Frederick Lilja was the former drummer of the punk rock band The Offspring between 1984 and 1987. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove Garden Grove is a city centrally located in northern Orange County, California, United States. ... 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. ... Kevin Noodles Wasserman (born February 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead guitarist and backup vocalist for The Offspring. ... Template:Bass Guitarist Infobox Gregory David Kriesel (short Greg K.) (born January 20, 1965) is a bass guitarist for the punk band, The Offspring. ... Pete Parada (pronounced puh-rah-dah) is an American punk rock musician. ...


Since their 1994 album Smash, which is often considered the best-selling independent label album of all time,[6] the band has achieved commercial success over five albums, with singles such as "Come Out and Play," "Self Esteem," and "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)". In addition to Smash, their next three albums, Ixnay on the Hombre, Americana, and Conspiracy of One, have each received platinum certification.[7] Singles from Smash Released: 1994 Released: 1994 Released: 1995 For the electronic music album, see Smash (Jackson and His Computer Band album). ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding or outside the organizations of the major record labels. ... Come Out and Play (Keep Em Separated) is a song by California punk rock group the Offspring. ... For the psychological term, see Self-esteem. ... Alternate covers Alternate CD single cover Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) is a single, released by The Offspring, from their 1998 album Americana. ... Ixnay on the Hombre is the 4th album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, released on February 4, 1997. ... Singles from Americana Released: 1998 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 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. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ...


To date, The Offspring has released seven studio albums, one compilation, three EPs and one DVD[8], selling over 32 million albums worldwide[6] and making them one of the best-selling punk acts of all time. The band is credited, along with fellow California punk bands Green Day and Rancid, with reviving popular interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid 1990s.[9] The Offspring is currently working on a new studio album, which is due for release in late 2007/early 2008.[10] The California punk scene is a regional punk rock music scene that started in the late 1970’s and still exists today. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... Rancid is a punk band, formed in 1991 in Albany, California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. ... 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. ... Singles from TBA Released: 2007 The Offsprings long-awaited upcoming eighth studio album is currently untitled and scheduled to be released sometime in late 2007/early 2008. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Band history


Early years (1984–1987)

The Offspring was formed in 1984 by guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland and bassist Greg K., two friends who met on their high school cross-country team and formed the band "Manic Subsidal." The decision to form a band came outside of a Social Distortion concert, when both were refused entry.[6] Doug Thompson was added for vocals,[11] and Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman, the school janitor, was welcomed into the band, allegedly because he was old enough to purchase alcohol for Holland and Kriesel, both of whom were under the legal drinking age.[6] The band used Thompson's friend, Jim Benton, as their drummer. Thompson was forced out of the band, while Benton left. This led to Holland taking over on vocals, and James Lilja joining as the drummer. The band changed their name to "The Offspring" in 1985.[11] 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. ... Template:Bass Guitarist Infobox Gregory David Kriesel (short Greg K.) (born January 20, 1965) is a bass guitarist for the punk band, The Offspring. ... Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is a seminal punk rock band formed in 1978 in Orange County, California. ... Kevin Noodles Wasserman (born February 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead guitarist and backup vocalist for The Offspring. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Frederick Lilja was the former drummer of the punk rock band The Offspring between 1984 and 1987. ...


In 1987, the band released their first single; the 7" "Blackball/I'll Be Waiting". They released the album on their self-made Black Label record company, which was named after the brand of beer named Black Label. Lilja quit shortly after the release to pursue a medical career in gynaecology,[12] and was replaced by Ron Welty, who was only 16 years old at the time.[13] A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Blackball was the first single to be released by The Offspring and can be found on their self-titled album. ... Ill Be Waiting is part of a double A-Side single by The Offspring, and is their first commercial release. ... For other uses, see Carling (disambiguation). ... The shamefulness associated with the examination of female genitalia has long inhibited the science of gynaecology. ... Ron Welty (February 1, 1971) was the drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring from 1987 (though Dexter Holland said in an interview that it was 1986) through 2003. ...


The Offspring and Ignition (1988–1993)

In 1988, The Offspring signed a recording deal with a small-time label, Nemesis Records. With producer Thom Wilson, the band recorded their debut album, simply titled The Offspring, which was released in 1989. The album was released in limited amounts by the label, only in a 12" Vinyl format. The CD release of the album would not surface until 1995. In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Offspring is the debut album by The Offspring. ... A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ... CD redirects here. ...


In 1991, The Offspring teamed up with Wilson again to produce the Baghdad 7" EP. This EP was instrumental to the band's signing with Epitaph Records. Wilson had been trying to get The Offspring to switch to Epitaph, a label run by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Gurewitz felt that The Offspring was just not quite pronounced enough for his label, but Baghdad convinced him to give the band a shot. Wilson and The Offspring entered the studio again and recorded Ignition. Released in 1992, Ignition exceeded all of the label's and band's expectations. The band went on tour for the next two years with other punk bands such as Pennywise, and ska punk bands like No Doubt and Voodoo Glow Skulls. Baghdad was an EP released by The Offspring in 1991. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bad Religion is a seminal American punk rock band, formed in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass), Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitars) and Jay Ziskrout (drums). ... Brett Gurewitz (born May 12, 1962) Los Angeles,CA. Also known as Mr. ... Ignition is the second album released by The Offspring on October 16, 1992. ... For the Stephen King creature, see It (monster). ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... Voodoo Glow Skulls are an underground third-wave ska band. ...


Success and breakthrough (1994–2002)

When The Offspring returned to the studio to work on their third album in 1993, the band's relations with producer Thom Wilson had begun to strain. The band released what would become their biggest selling CD, titled Smash (1994). Fueled by the hit singles "Come Out and Play," "Self Esteem," and "Gotta Get Away," this album set the all-time record for most units sold by an independent label band at 14 million records. Singles from Smash Released: 1994 Released: 1994 Released: 1995 For the electronic music album, see Smash (Jackson and His Computer Band album). ... Come Out and Play (Keep Em Separated) is a song by California punk rock group the Offspring. ... For the psychological term, see Self-esteem. ... Gotta Get Away was the third single from The Offsprings breakthrough album Smash. It is centered around the paranoia of the main character of the song. ...


After the release of Smash, and armed with a newly expanded income, the band decided to buy out the rights to their first album. Holland and Greg K then created their own record label, Nitro Records, and started signing bands. One of their first releases was a re-release of their first album The Offspring. The label also signed a number of punk bands including AFI, The Vandals, and Guttermouth. Soon after Nitro Records became solely Dexter's responsibility. Official logo of Nitro Records. ... AFI, in recent years short for A Fire Inside, is an American band from Ukiah, California. ... The Vandals are an American punk rock band formed in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Kung Fu Records. ... Guttermouth is an American punk rock band formed in 1989 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Volcom Entertainment. ...


After two years of touring for "Smash", the band left Epitaph and signed with Columbia Records. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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 began writing and recording their fourth album, titled Ixnay on the Hombre, in 1996. The album came out on February 4, 1997, which happened to be Noodles' 34th birthday. This album was not as successful as Smash, although it did sell 4 million units. The album saw the band move away from the political-punk themes common to many Epitaph bands, and more into mainstream rock with songs like: "All I Want," "Gone Away," and, "I Choose." The video for "I Choose" was directed by Holland himself. Dexter commented that Ixnay probably wasn't as well-received as Smash was because it was such a departure, and that many fans probably were expecting "Smash Part Two."[14] Ixnay on the Hombre is the 4th album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, released on February 4, 1997. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... All I Want was the first single off of The Offsprings 1997 album Ixnay On The Hombre. ... Gone Away is a song by The Offspring, from the 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre. ...


In 1998, The Offspring released Americana. Two of the album's singles: "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)," and "Why Don't You Get a Job," became the bands two biggest hits, both charting in the ARC Top 40[7] and making the album the peak of The Offspring's mainstream popularity. Singles from Americana Released: 1998 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 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. ... Alternate covers Alternate CD single cover Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) is a single, released by The Offspring, from their 1998 album Americana. ... Why Dont You Get A Job was the second single from The Offsprings major label debut Americana. ...


In 1999, the band appeared as themselves in the film Idle Hands. They play "Beheaded" and "I Wanna Be Sedated" at a school dance before Holland's character is killed. They also appeared at the infamous Woodstock 1999, where their performance was broadcast live on pay per view television. Idle Hands is a 1999 comedy/horror movie starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, and Jessica Alba. ... Woodstock 1999, held July 23-25, 1999 was the second music festival, after Woodstock 94, that attempted to emulate the success of the original Woodstock Festival of 1969. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


2000 saw the band release a new album called Conspiracy of One. The band intended to release the entire album online through their official website, to show their support for downloading music on the internet.[15] However, under threat of legal action by Columbia through their parent company Sony, only the first single "Original Prankster" was released online.[16] The band also sold T-shirts on their website with the Napster logo on it and donated money to Napster creator Shawn Fanning with the profits. Conspiracy of One is an album released by The Offspring on November 14, 2000. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Napster was a file sharing service that paved the way for decentralized P2P file-sharing programs such as Kazaa, Limewire, iMesh, Morpheus, and BearShare, which are now used for many of the same reasons and can download music, pictures, and other files. ... Shawn Napster Fanning (born November 22, 1980, Brockton, Massachusetts[1]), is a computer programmer. ...


The band also released a new single "Defy You" exclusively for the film Orange County. Orange County is an American movie released in 2002. ...


Atom Willard period (2003–2006)

Nearly three years after the release of Conspiracy of One, long-time drummer Ron Welty left the band in 2003 to start Steady Ground, a band in which he plays the drums and co-produces. Neither Welty or the remaining members have elaborated on the departure. Ron Welty (February 1, 1971) was the drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring from 1987 (though Dexter Holland said in an interview that it was 1986) through 2003. ... Steady Ground is a rock group best known for having former The Offspring drummer Ron Welty in its lineup. ...


In 2003, the band released their seventh album Splinter. The Offspring recruited Josh Freese to record the drums for Splinter, and later announced that Atom Willard would be the official replacement for Ron Welty. The album's original title was to be Chinese Democracy, the name of the long-delayed album by Guns N' Roses. As a result, Axl Rose filed a cease and desist order against The Offspring, and to avoid delaying the release, the band chose to simply rename the album. The first single "Hit That" enjoyed moderate success on MTV. "Hit That" used a variety of electronic samples, different from what The Offspring has done in the past.[17] Splinter is the seventh studio album by The Offspring, released on December 9, 2003. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Adam Atom Willard (born August 15, 1973), is currently a drummer and lives in San Diego, CA. He likes to snowboard and bike and is happily married. ... For the political movement in the Peoples Republic of China, see Chinese democracy movement. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Cease-and-desist is a legal term meaning essentially stop: It is used in demands for a person or organization to stop doing something (to cease and desist from doing it). ...


In 2005, the band released a Greatest Hits album with a DualDisc. The Greatest Hits album contains 14 of the band's hits between Smash and Splinter, and two previously never released songs "Can't Repeat" and "Next to You" (a cover of The Police) (a hidden track). The compilation does not contain any material from the first album and Ignition. The DualDisc contains video of Dexter and Noodles discussing the band's history and a bonus acoustic version of the song "Dirty Magic." About a month later, the band released a video DVD with all of their music videos, and some videos from a live show. Greatest Hits is the only compilation album by The Offspring. ... DualDisc is a type of double-sided optical disc product developed by a group of record companies including EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and 5. ... Singles from Smash Released: 1994 Released: 1994 Released: 1995 For the electronic music album, see Smash (Jackson and His Computer Band album). ... Splinter is an album released by The Offspring on December 9, 2003. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Offspring is the debut album by The Offspring. ... Ignition is the second album released by The Offspring on October 16, 1992. ...


During the summer of 2005, the band played the Vans Warped Tour for the first time, and followed that with a tour of Europe and Japan. After the "Greatest Hits" world tour the band took a break from writing, recording and touring. During the hiatus, Willard was recruited by Tom DeLonge for his band Angels and Airwaves and released an album, We Don't Need to Whisper, in 2006. Warped Tour is a touring punk/ska music and extreme sports festival. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Λngels & Λirwaves (AVA) is an alternative rock band that was formed by former blink-182 and Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge after he left blink-182. ... We Dont Need to Whisper is the debut album by Angels & Airwaves. ...


Recent events and future plans (2007–present)

The Offspring is currently in the studio recording their as-yet untitled eighth studio album with producer Bob Rock and "a fistful of demos". Although an official title and release date have yet to be confirmed, the recording process has begun and sources indicate that the album may be released in either 2007 or early 2008. Singles from TBA Released: 2007 The Offsprings long-awaited upcoming eighth studio album is currently untitled and scheduled to be released sometime in late 2007/early 2008. ... For the Christian heavy metal singer, see Rob Rock. ...


On July 18, 2007, Dexter announced that the band has finished "two more songs" and the album is now being recorded in Orange County, California.[18]


It was announced on July 27, 2007 that former Saves the Day drummer Pete Parada has been chosen to be The Offspring‘s new drummer, replacing Atom Willard. The band's first shows with Parada were at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan in August of the same year.[19] Parada will not play on the new album however, Josh Freese once again handled drum duties, as he did with Splinter.[20] Saves the Day is a band that was formed in 1997 in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Pete Parada (pronounced puh-rah-dah) is an American punk rock musician. ... Splinter is the seventh studio album by The Offspring, released on December 9, 2003. ...


The band headlined the 2007 Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, making their first live appearance since mid-2005, and also their first appearance with Parada.[21] During their performance in Japan, they also debuted a new song called "Hammerhead". The new track, along with 12 other songs, is currently being completed for the new album[22]. The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual 2 day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and near Tokyo. ...


On September 3rd, 2007, The Offspring posted a studio cam on their fan board.[23] It shows the mixing room, and the recording room. You can see the band members and producers/mixers. It is in fact not a real video, just a series of pictures updated every 30 seconds.


On October 18th, The Offspring announced on their website that they will headline Australia's Soundwave Festival. The Soundwave Festival (not to be confused with the UK Soundwave Festival) is a music festival held in Australia, firstly touring outside of Perth in 2007, which featured a number of Australian & International acts, mostly from the punk/hardcore/rock/pop genres. ...


Music style and influences

While The Offspring is primarily considered an alternative rock, skate punk, pop punk or (simply a) punk rock group, their music contains strong elements of grunge, metal and occasionally ska. Their lyrics are typically sardonic and sarcastic and discuss wide-ranging issues from personal relationships ("Hit That, "She's Got Issues") to the degradation of United States ("LAPD", "Americana"). Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... For other uses, see SKA (disambiguation). ... Hit That was the first single from The Offsprings 2003 album Splinter. ... Shes Got Issues was the fourth and final single from The Offsprings Americana. ... Singles from Americana Released: 1998 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 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. ...


The band cites their musical influences as, The Adolescents, Channel 3, Dead Kennedys, Descendents, The Dickies, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Social Distortion, TSOL, and The Vandals.[24][25] The Adolescents are a punk music group formed in 1980 in Fullerton, California. ... Channel 3 was a band started in 1980, in Cerritos, California. ... The Dead Kennedys (often known by their initials DK, as in decay) are a punk band from San Francisco, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Dickies are a punk rock group formed in Los Angeles, California in 1977. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is a seminal punk rock band formed in 1978 in Orange County, California. ... TSOL is a hardcore punk band which was formed during 1979 in Long Beach, California. ... The Vandals are an American punk rock band formed in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Kung Fu Records. ...


Band members

Line-ups

Manic Subsidal
(1984)
  • Doug Thompson - lead vocals
  • Dexter Holland - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Greg K. - bass, backing vocals
  • Jim Benton - drums
Manic Subsidal
(1984)
  • Dexter Holland - lead & rhythm guitars, lead vocals
  • Greg K. - bass, backing vocals
  • Jim Benton- drums
Manic Subsidal
(1984-1985)
  • Dexter Holland - lead & rhythm guitars, lead vocals
  • Greg K. - bass, backing vocals
  • James Lilja- drums, backing vocals
The Offspring
(1985-1987)
  • Dexter Holland - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Greg K. - bass, backing vocals
  • Noodles - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • James Lilja - drums, backing vocals
The Offspring
(1987-2003)
  • Dexter Holland - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Greg K. - bass, backing vocals
  • Noodles - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Ron Welty - drums, backing vocals
The Offspring
(2003-2006)
  • Dexter Holland - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Greg K. - bass, backing vocals
  • Noodles - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Atom Willard - drums
  • Josh Freese - drums on Splinter
The Offspring
(2007-present)
  • Dexter Holland - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Greg K. - bass, backing vocals
  • Noodles - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Pete Parada - drums
  • Josh Freese - drums on The Offspring's eighth studio album

Discography

Year Title Notes
1989 The Offspring Debut album; was not released on CD until 1995.
1992 Ignition First release on Epitaph.
1994 Smash The most successful Offspring album to date and the best selling independent-label album of all time.
1997 Ixnay on the Hombre In Europe, this album was released on Epitaph and in the U.S. on Columbia.
1998 Americana The second most successful Offspring album to date; also released as an Enhanced CD.
2000 Conspiracy of One Last album recorded with the "classic" line up; also released as an Enhanced CD.
2003 Splinter Though never actually a member of the band, studio drummer Josh Freese handles the drum tracks for this album, as no permanent replacement for Ron Welty had been found. It was also released as an Enhanced CD.
2007/2008 Untitled eighth album The band is currently working on their follow-up to Splinter; Josh Freese has recorded the drum tracks for this album. An official title and release date for the new album have not yet been set.

The discography for the American punk rock band The Offspring. ... The Offspring is the debut album by The Offspring. ... CD redirects here. ... Ignition is the second album released by The Offspring on October 16, 1992. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Singles from Smash Released: 1994 Released: 1994 Released: 1995 For the electronic music album, see Smash (Jackson and His Computer Band album). ... Ixnay on the Hombre is the 4th album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, released on February 4, 1997. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Singles from Americana Released: 1998 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 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. ... Enhanced CD is a certification mark of the Recording Industry Association of America for various technologies that combine audio and computer data for use in both compact disc and CD-ROM players. ... Conspiracy of One is an album released by The Offspring on November 14, 2000. ... Enhanced CD is a certification mark of the Recording Industry Association of America for various technologies that combine audio and computer data for use in both compact disc and CD-ROM players. ... Splinter is the seventh studio album by The Offspring, released on December 9, 2003. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Ron Welty (February 1, 1971) was the drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring from 1987 (though Dexter Holland said in an interview that it was 1986) through 2003. ... Enhanced CD is a certification mark of the Recording Industry Association of America for various technologies that combine audio and computer data for use in both compact disc and CD-ROM players. ... Singles from TBA Released: 2007 The Offsprings long-awaited upcoming eighth studio album is currently untitled and scheduled to be released sometime in late 2007/early 2008. ... Splinter is an album released by The Offspring on December 9, 2003. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ The-Offspring on Yahoo Music.
  2. ^ The Subgenres of Punk Rock, by Ryan Cooper of About.com.
  3. ^ Rotation The Offspring, by Chris Smith of the Houston Press, posted November 30, 2000.
  4. ^ Skate Punk on Rhapsody (online music service)
  5. ^ Skate Punk on YottaMusic.com.
  6. ^ a b c d Band Bio on Offspring.com, obtained January 27, 2007.
  7. ^ a b The Offspring at Rockonthenet.com, obtained January 27, 2007.
  8. ^ For album and single sales information, see the Offspring discography page.
  9. ^ DeRogatis, Jim. Milk It!: Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the 90's. Cambridge: Da Capo, 2003. Pg. 357, ISBN 0-306-81271-1
  10. ^ The Offspring Finish Two New Songs, from Ultimate-Guitar.com, posted July 20, 2007.
  11. ^ a b Biography of The Offspring, from Lycos.com, obtained January 27, 2007.
  12. ^ Dexter on song: Beheaded, by Dexter Holland, obtained January 27, 2007.
  13. ^ Interview with Ron Welty, from Tama Drums and Hardware, obtained January 27, 2007.
  14. ^ Offspring Complete Music Video Collection DVD
  15. ^ The Offspring to Release New Album Free Online By Robert Menta of MP3 Newswire, posted September 18, 2000
  16. ^ Sony Forces The Offspring to Cancel MP3 Giveaway By Robert Menta of MP3 Newswire, posted September 26, 2000
  17. ^ Punk's Offspring is aging well, by Randy Lewis of the LA Times, posted December 21, 2003.
  18. ^ Dexter's Journal Entry for July 18,2007
  19. ^ The Offspring have a new drummer Posted July 27, 2007
  20. ^ The Offspring Announce New Drummer Posted July 30, 2007
  21. ^ Summer Sonic Festival In Japan Confirmed
  22. ^ Offspring plays club gig Posted August 15, 2007
  23. ^ Offspring Studio Cam Official The Offspring Forums
  24. ^ Americana: Soundtrack for a Declining Civilization
  25. ^ Dexter Holland's Opus

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When The Offspring first emerged with their 1994 release Smash, they were widely criticized as punk-wannabe's who had no place in either the punk or pop worlds.
Thanks to bands such as The Offspring, Green Day and Blink 182, the music world saw the rise of a genre of music that had progressed with little coverage since the late '70s.
The Offspring have most recently been in the public eye with their outspoken support of the MP3 file-sharing application Napster and the release of their sixth album, Conspiracy Of One in late 2000.
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