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Texas Showdown Festival announces 2015 lineup

Organizers have announced the lineup for this year’s Texas Showdown Festival, which will take place at the County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas from July 17th-19th, 2015.

Bands that are playing the festival include The Offspring, Against Me!, Pepper, Limp Bizkit, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, Pissing Razors, Atmosphere, Iration and many others. Tickets are already on sale.



The Offspring announce U.S. and European tour dates

California punk veterans The Offspring have announced some non-consecutive tour dates spread over the next four months. From this Saturday to late July, they will play some scattered U.S. shows, and then they will embark on a European tour in August. All of the dates and locations can be found below.

Last January, The Offspring digitally released a the single “Coming for You”, and have been working on a new album, which will be the follow-up to 2012′s Days Go By. The band last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise.



The Dollyrots stream cover of The Offspring’s “Come Out and Play” featuring Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup

Just hours after announcing a summer U.S. tourThe Dollyrots have released a cover version of The Offspring‘s iconic hit “Come Out and Play”, which features Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup. You can listen to it below.

The Dollyrots’ last release, Barefoot and Pregnant, came out in February 2014 on Arrested Youth Records, while Bowling for Soup last released Lunch. Drunk. Love. in 2013. As for The Offspring, they just released a music video for their brand new song “Coming for You”, and have been working on their first album since 2012′s Days Go By.



Punk producer Thom Wilson (The Offspring, Bad Religion, T.S.O.L., Dead Kennedys, Social Distortion, The Vandals, etc.) dies

Epitaph Records has reported that influential punk producer Thom Wilson (who is probably best known for producing The Offspring‘s iconic 1994 album Smash) died on February 8th from unknown causes. Epitaph CEO and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz issued the following statement:

“In ’82 when I was just getting started, Thom Wilson was a guy all the bands in the scene looked up to. He was the pro in our midst who loved punk and was willing to take kids under his wing to help them sound great. His work with TSOL and the Adolescents set the bar for everything that came after, including The Offspring’s multi-platinum LP Smash, which was the best-selling independent release of all time. Thom was a friend, a teacher and a great producer. He will be missed.”

As mentioned in the statement above, most of Wilson’s production and engineering work came in the punk scene. After starting his career in the 70′s by producing records soft rock acts Burton Cummings and Seals and Crofts, he began migrating to working on punk rock records in 1981, first teaming with Stiv Bators on his Disconnected album. He also worked with T.S.O.L. on their first four releases, The Adolescents on their self-titled 1981 debut, and then went on to produce/engineer records by The Offspring, The Dead Kennedys, The Vandals, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Face to Face, Iggy PopThe Bouncing Souls and The Aquabats, among others.

Dying Scene sends Wilson’s family condolences.



The Offspring release music video for “Coming For You”

California punk veterans The Offspring have released a music video for their latest single “Coming For You,” and you can check it out below.

The band digitally released “Coming For You” in late January. They are currently working on a follow-up to their 2012 full-length Days Go By.



Dexter Holland speaks to Loudwire about new Offspring album

In an interview with Loudwire, The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland offered some updates on the band’s anticipated new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By. Asked if the band was still working on the record, Holland replied:

“We’re not that clever [laughs], we’re just lazy. Every other time we’ve done a record, we hunker down and go into the studio for a year or however long it takes. We just decided not to do it that way this time. We thought let’s just do a couple of songs, work on them when we feel inspired and when we have it done, we thought, why wait? Let’s just go ahead and put it out.”

Holland was also asked about The Offspring’s upcoming plans and a possible release date for the new album, and his response was, “We’ve been recording the album at a real relaxed pace, like I said. Just when we feel inspired and go in and eventually we’ll get it together and go in and really finish it — knock it out. In the meantime we’ve got a bunch of touring lined up for the summer. We’re going to be doing a lot of stuff in the U.S. and going to Europe towards the end of the summer for festivals. What do they say in Spinal Tap? The world and elsewhere.”

Last month, The Offspring released a new single “Coming for You“, which will likely be included on the new album. The band last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise.



Amnesia Rockfest 2015 full lineup announced: Bad Religion, Suicide Machines, Propagandhi, etc.

Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest has announced its full 2015 lineup including:  Bad ReligionRancidThe OffspringBigwigRefusedLess Than JakePropagandhiSuicide MachinesGogol BordelloMad CaddiesFlogging Molly, Raised First, and Big D & The Kids Table.

Check out the full list below!

The festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will take place from June 18th – 21st in Montebello, Quebec, you can purchase tickets here.



Dexter Holland and Noodles discuss The Offspring’s new album

Earlier today, Dexter Holland and Noodles of The Offspring took part in a Twitter question-and-answer session, where they were asked about the band’s highly-anticipated tenth studio album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By. Asked if the album will include their recently-released single “Coming for You”, Noodles replied:

“Yes. The plan is to compile a whole record from the songs we are currently working on.”

In the same session, Holland was asked when fans can expect a new album. His response was, “We can’t wait to get another album out as soon as we have enough songs.”

The Offspring last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on their new record come to light.



Listen to The Offspring’s new single “Coming For You”

California punk veterans The Offspring have been teasing the release of a new single over the past few weeks, revealing it would be titled “Coming For You” earlier this month. The song has made finally its way online, and you can give it a listen below.

It’s unclear whether this new track will be appearing on a new record, but we’ll keep you all posted as more details come to light. The Offspring’s latest full-length release was 2012′s Days Go By.



The Offspring tease new song with cryptic image

California punk legends The Offspring posted an image on their Facebook of what appears to be the title or a lyric to their recently-announced new single, which is currently untitled but will be premiered later this month. The image features the Offspring mascot on a red background with the text “Yesterday’s dreams are dead and gone #ComingForYou”.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Offspring single come to light. The band last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which contains covers of Bad Religion and Pennywise songs. A new album, which will be the Offspring’s first since 2012′s Days Go By, is due for release sometime this year.



The Offspring to premiere new single next month

It has been announced that California punk legends The Offspring will present their as-yet-untitled new single on January 30th, 2015 at the RadioContraband Convention in Las Vegas, where its members Dexter Holland and Noodles will be interviewed. It is not known if the new single is the song they were shooting a video for last summer, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

The Offspring last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which contains covers of Bad Religion and Pennywise songs. The band has been working on a new album, will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By.



Tempe Beach Park Music Festival announces 2015 lineup

Organizers have announced the lineup for a music festival that will take place at Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, Arizona on April 4th, 2015.

Bands playing at the Tempe Beach Park Music Festival include The Offspring (who are headlining the “East Stage”), NOFX, Rancid, The Vandals, Strung Out, The Used, A Day to Remember (who are headlining the “West Stage”) and many others. For the rest of the lineup, go here. Tickets are already on sale.



The Offspring announce vinyl reissue of “Americana”

California punk legends The Offspring have announced that they are re-releasing their 1998 classic album Americana on vinyl for the first time in over 15 years. The reissue, which is part of the Department of Record Stores‘ “Vinyl Club” series, will be available through Org Music and indie stores will have an exclusive 180-Gram red color. The colored pressing will be released on February 24th, 2015, while a black vinyl version will arrive a month later on March 24th. Head over here to get your pre-orders in for the colored version.

The Offspring last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which contains covers of Bad Religion and Pennywise songs. The band has been working on a new album, which is tentatively due for release next year, and will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By.



Live Video: The Offspring joined by T.S.O.L.’s Ron Emory to cover “80 Times”

Last week, The Offspring were joined on stage by guitarist Ron Emory when the band performed a cover of the T.S.O.L. classic ”80 Times”. You can watch a video of this performance below.

The Offspring released the covers EP Summer Nationals exclusively on iTunes and Spotify via Time Bomb last month, which was released to coincide with the Summer Nationals tour with Bad ReligionPennywiseThe Vandals and Stiff Little Fingers. The band is planning to self-release a new single this fall.



“Lost In Nostalgia” – A Review of the Summer Nationals Tour

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Getting drunk in a dirt parking lot with old friends always takes me back. The year was 2000, the place – not too far from that sun-scorched Bay Area dust bowl…

I was a budding stick-wide teenager who spent way too many days listening to Punk-o-Rama comps and any other album sent my way by those-in-the-know, but never mind that. The venue was the Fillmore, and the line-up was Tiger Army opening for Nerve Agents and AFI headlining. It was my first real punk show, and I had Psycho Mordenson as my ambassador to the scene. The place was packed with nasty East Bay Punkers squeezing out every corner. Here I was, in the thick of it for the first time, surrounded on all sides… the people looked big and tough, grimaces and sadistic grins. The music was loud enough to shake my bones, the smell of sickly sweat permeated my every pore, the shocking violence of the pit- it was all so appalling. Outrageous! It made me hunger… for more.

Fourteen years later, a bit wiser, a little more jaded, I sat sipping my vodka and beer, thinking about that show, waiting for the onset of my buzz so I could advance into this next adventure, the Summer Nationals Tour. All around me, the crowd manifested through wisps of airborne Earth. They were many. How would this show compare to that first taste, all those years ago?

This was, after all, not some awful sub-culture movement tucked away in a max-capacity club. This was Silicon Valley, the birthplace of personal binary conversion, home to billionaire geeks, the place where aspiring keyboard sorcerers were made, fragmented, and dispersed in a nanosecond. More than a few high-class European sedans were slotted amongst the automobile hedgerows.

The line-up was promising- Stiff Little Fingers, Vandals, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and The Offspring headlining. We missed the openers, The Story So Far, but made it in time to see the tail end of Stiff Little Fingers. The stage was erected in a paved parking lot outside the tiered grass of the actual amphitheater, and the pit was already frothing as we entered.

Despite the credentials of the scheduled performers, the scene had a decidedly “alternative” bite. Corporate telecoms whored themselves in the merch tents, music branded attire proclaimed allegiance to bands like Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, and Marilyn Manson, and a banner flying above the stage notified all in attendance what radio station they should tune to.

But who cares? The music was good, and the feeling was there. Bobbing up and down through the pit was a cardboard sign inked with permanent marker reading “MOSHING PLEASE” as The Vandals pumped “Now We Dance”. Indeed.

Speaking of the pit- I’d categorize it as rough, but fair. Multigenerational, as well. Regardless, there was trust, and anyone that came looking for a beating would get one, that much was sure. No security interference, just crowd surfing, shoving, and circle pit pandemonium.

Best set of the show went to Bad Religion, with the zealots swapping bruises like frat houses STDs.

When the sun was gone, the light show began as The Offspring played Smash, just as promised. The songs sounded damn near perfect, just like the album. And perhaps it was my encroaching sobriety, but I felt as though this technical proficiency was had at the expense of a better “show”, a minor deficiency in the very thing that makes live music so appealing. The crowd, however, seemed to disagree given the level of rapture I witnessed, even after the Smash banner had fallen and the newer songs were played.

On balance, I think it was Pennywise’s Fletcher who said it best- the whole thing was like an “old-school Warped Tour”. Hell, even Fat Mike, who had been lurking stage right all day, came out to play bass for an extended version of Bro Hymn. These were the bands that had laid the first bricks of the now infamous live music behemoth. If it weren’t for the paunchy, white-haired lead singers, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had been transported two decades into the past. And for this particular reporter, dear reader, I knew the relapse was complete on the car ride home, covered in a thick layer of disgusting punk sweat, ears ringing, body broken.

Thank God for opiates.

Until next time,

LR