The Offspring

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The Offspring
The Offspring performing in 2008
Background information
Also known asManic Subsidal (1984–1986[1])
OriginHuntington Beach, California, United States
GenresPunk rock, pop punk, skate punk, alternative rock, ska punk,[2] hardcore punk (early)
Years active1984–present
LabelsColumbia, Black Label, Nemesis, Epitaph, Nitro
MembersDexter Holland
Todd Morse
Jonah Nimoy
Brandon Pertzborn
Past member(s)Greg K.
James Lilja
Ron Welty
Atom Willard
Pete Parada

The Offspring is an American punk group formed in 1984 in Garden Grove, California. Their music has covered both punk rock and pop punk.

Band members[change | change source]

Current members[change | change source]

  • Dexter Holland – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1984–present)
  • Noodles – lead guitar, backing vocals (1985–present)
  • Todd Morse – bass, backing vocals (2019–present)
  • Jonah Nimoy – rhythm guitar, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (2023–present)
  • Brandon Pertzborn – drums (2023–present)

Former members[change | change source]

  • Greg K. – bass, backing vocals (1984–2018)
  • James Lilja – drums, backing vocals (1984–1987)
  • Ron Welty – drums (1987–2003)
  • Atom Willard – drums (2003–2007)
  • Pete Parada – drums (2007–2021)

History[change | change source]

The band was founded by Dexter Holland and Greg Kriesel after a concert of Social Distortion as "Manic Subsidal". As soon as Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman joined the band as their second guitarist in 1985, they changed their name to "The Offspring".

It would not be until ten years after forming that The Offspring saw its first piece of commercial success in its third album, Smash, which was released in 1994. Regarded by many as The Offspring's classic release, and Epitaph Records' best-selling album, Smash produced four successful hit singles: "Come Out and Play" (which reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart), "Self Esteem", "Gotta Get Away" and the radio-only single "Bad Habit". From there, The Offspring became one of the most important punk bands of the 1990s, along with ALL, Bad Religion, Face to Face, Green Day, Guttermouth, Lagwagon, NOFX, Pennywise, Rancid, Social Distortion, The Vandals, and many others.

Their most recent album was released April 16, 2021.

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Offspring". 2008-05-05. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  2. Allmusic biography: The Offspring