The Offspring’s Dexter Holland talks about 20th anniversary of “Smash”, next album and Summer Nationals Tour

In a recent interview with Loudwire, The Offspring‘s Dexter Holland talked about the 20th anniversary of the band’s seminal album Smash, the songwriting process of their next album and their decision to join the Summer Nationals Tour with Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Vandals and Stiff Little Fingers, on which they are playing Smash in its entirety.

Asked if he sees the “ripple effect of [Smash‘s] popularity continuing to impact new bands making new music,” Dexter replied:

“That’s the amazing thing to us, that it does seem to continue somehow. We’ve gone out there and played these songs for a long time and it still gets a great reaction. There’s always new people in the audience, new kids, young kids and they’re rocking out to it. It’s as much of a surprise to us as anybody else. It just keeps on going, which is great.”

When asked about the band’s style and sound, especially on their next album, Dexter said, “I think there’s always been a rebellious spirit in the band and that goes back to all the punk bands we idolized growing up listening to. Bands like the Sex Pistols and the Ramones and the Dead Kennedys. That’s always a part of it. I think the core of what we sound like is usually fast, upbeat stuff, loud guitars. We always try and throw in something a little different every record too.”

The Offspring announced plans to shoot a music video for a new song last month. The band’s currently unsigned and their last album Days Go By was released in 2012.


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