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The Offspring announce Canadian, U.S. and European tour dates

O.C. punk veterans The Offspring have announced Canadian, U.S. and European dates for an upcoming tour, which will kick off next month and wrap up in July. Dates/locations are below.

Other than one new song (“Coming for You“) last year, The Offspring haven’t released an album with new material since 2012′s Days Go By. The band’s expected to release a new album this year.



Data Analyst uses data to prove that Blink 182 is indeed “Punk”

There’s no more surefire way to stir up controversy or heated discussion amongst serious punk fans than making a bold claim around whether or not you believe Blink 182 is or is not “punk”. If you’ve considered yourself a punk fan for more that a couple years it is absolutely guaranteed you’ve had this discussion yourself at least a couple times. Well, we’re here to tell you that the debate is over. That’s right folks, Blink 182 is undisputedly Punk. At least according to data analyst Matt Daniels.

Daniels has just released a new project that explores the definition of punk. Featuring interactive infographics, the project utilizes Spotify & YouTube playlists to crowdsource the genre’s definition. In the report he writes:

“The impetus for the project was to dig into the subjectivity of what makes a genre. Music like Punk, Metal… [h]ave always been difficult to define. Rather than debate definitions, this data gives us a look at “what the people think. I did a huge amount of research to get this data – roughly five million tracks across tens of thousands of playlists via the two most popular music services: YouTube and Spotify.

After Green Day, there’s no other band as pervasive on punk playlists as Blink-182. Of the thousands of playlists that I found titled “punk” on Spotify, Blink-182 is on half of them. More often than not, Blink-182 and “punk” are synonymous.

Here are a few more interesting tidbits from his research:

  • Green Day was on 51% of all “punk” playlists, followed by Blink 182 on 50% of playlists
  • •Many punk subgenres and terms are falling out of use such as, “riot grrrl”, which was only found on two Spotify playlists
  • •Some punk bands have transcended time, with Joy Division still synonymous with the “post-punk” genre (Joy Division was formed in 1976 and “post-punk” was coined in 1977)
  • •No Doubt, once a breakthrough success for “ska-punk”, is barely referenced on punk playlists today

You can check out the whole snazzy report here, which looks to be sponsored by Converse as part of some promotion around their limited-edition Sex Pistols sneaker collaboration that just launched.



The Offspring sell their entire catalog for $35 million

Billboard.com has reported that the New York-based music rights company Round Hill has bought the rights to much of The Offspring‘s back catalog for $35 million. The deal includes all of The Offspring’s recordings on Columbia Records, while Epitaph will retain ownership of their 1994 iconic album Smash and its predecessor Ignition. Billboard also reports that it is not known if the deal includes the European rights to their 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre, which was released on Columbia worldwide, except Europe where it was distributed by Epitaph.

On the deal, frontman Dexter Holland commented, “We felt that having the right caretaker for our catalogue, both the masters and the publishing, is incredibly important to the future of our career. Round Hill understands that we are continuing to perform and record and that the visibility of our past is critical to our future.”

Other than one new song (“Coming for You“) last year, The Offspring haven’t released an album with new material since 2012′s Days Go By. The band is expected to release a new album this year.



Seeing Red: DS editor Bizarro Dustin on why The Offspring’s “The Worst Hangover Ever” is the worst ever

Is there anything worse than a bad song on a nearly perfect album? Probably, but for the sake of our series, Seeing Red, there isn’t. In Seeing Red we ask our staff writers to talk about the songs that they hate on albums that they love.

Today we have Dying Scene editor Bizarro Dustin, who opens up about their endless annoyance with The Offspring‘s “The Worst Hangover Ever” off their 2003 record, Splinter. You can read their complaints below.



Noodles talks about new Offspring album, reveals Dexter Holland is getting his PhD done

The Offspring guitarist Noodles was interviewed on KROQ’s “The Kevin and Bean Show” last week, where he talked about a stagnant Badfinger cover band, the death of former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and offered an update on the band’s long-awaited new record, which Noodles hopes will be released next year. He also revealed that Offspring frontman Dexter Holland is expected to complete his PhD by may.

You can watch the interview below.

Other than one new song (“Coming for You“) last January, The Offspring haven’t released an album with new material since 2012′s Days Go By. The band recently sold their catalog on Columbia Records.



Pete Parada laying down drum tracks for new Offspring album, issues update

Last week, we reported that The Offspring were back in the studio recording their highly-anticipated new album with Bob Rock, who produced their last two records. Over the weekend, drummer Pete Parada posted a video of himself on Facebook in the studio laying down drums on what appears to be a new Offspring song. He also posted an update on the new album on Twitter, saying:

“Recording was a blast. Made it home last night just in time to carve pumpkins. Hope you all had a nice Halloween!”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Offspring album surface. It will be the band’s first album 2012′s Days Go By. Earlier this year, they released a new single called “Coming for You“, which may appear on the new album. The band recently sold their catalog on Columbia Records.



Hellfest announces next year’s lineup

June is only eight-and-a-half months away, but organizers have announced the lineup for next year’s edition of Hellfest, which will take place in Clisson, France from June 17-19. The festival will include a variety of punk and metal acts, such as Black Sabbath (who are embarking on their final tour), Rammstein, Slayer, The Offspring, Dropkick MurphysRefused, Sick of It All, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, King Diamond, Napalm Death, The Melvins, Converge, Joe Satriani, Bring Me the Horizon and many others.

For the rest of the lineup, you can check out the flyer above, or head to the festival’s website for more details.



The Offspring back in the studio…for real this time?

After much speculation (and apparently some very false starts), it looks like The Offspring are back in the studio recording their highly-anticipated tenth studio album with producer Bob Rock. Guitarist Noodles posted a picture of himself, frontman Dexter Holland, drummer Pete Parada and Bob Rock in the studio on his Instagram page, writing:

“Very fun & productive day here on the studio with Dex, Bob, & @peteparada.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Offspring album surface. It will be the band’s first album 2012′s Days Go By. Earlier this year, they released a new single called “Coming for You“, which may appear on the new album. The band recently sold their catalog on Columbia Records.



The Offspring finish 2-3 songs for new album

In a post on Twitter, The Offspring guitarist Noodles revealed that the band has finished tracking two or three songs for their long-awaited new album, and still has “a lot of songs to write.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Offspring album surface. It will be the band’s first album 2012′s Days Go By. Earlier this year, they released a new single called “Coming for You“, which may appear on the new album. The band recently sold their catalog on Columbia Records.



Vanna stream cover of The Offspring’s “Self Esteem”

Massachusetts post-hardcore act Vanna are streaming their cover version of The Offspring classic “Self Esteem”. You can listen to it below.

“Self Esteem” is taken from Vanna’s upcoming covers EP Alt, which is due for release on October 2nd via Pure Noise Records.



The Offspring announce vinyl reissue of “Ixnay on the Hombre”

O.C. punk legends The Offspring have announced a vinyl reissue of their 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre, which is due for release on October 30th. You can pre-order a copy of the reissue here.

The Offspring have been working on a new album, which will be their first latest since 2012′s Days Go By. Earlier this year, they released a new single called “Coming for You“, which may appear on the new album. The band recently sold their catalog on Columbia Records.



The Offspring sell their Columbia catalog

According to Billboard.com, O.C. punk legends The Offspring reacquired the rights to their albums on Columbia Records last year, and are now auctioning off the rights to all their albums on that label and songwriting credits for approximately $30 to $35 million. The deal could result in a new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By.

All the albums The Offspring released on Columbia are Ixnay on the Hombre (1997), Americana (1998), Conspiracy of One (2000), Splinter (2003), Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008) and Days Go By (2012). Their most recent single “Coming for You”, which came out last January, was released on Time Bomb Recordings.

Billboard also reports that, according to sources, The Offspring’s assets generate an estimated $3.1 million in combined annual net publisher’s share and label share. Sony Music and publishing company Round Hill are reportedly two of the parties interested in acquiring the catalog.



Watch: The Offspring perform “The Kids Aren’t Alright” for Guitar Center Sessions

Dexter and Noodles from The Offspring

The Offspring recently taped an episode of DirecTV’s Guitar Center Sessions, which some of us (me) unfortunately didn’t realize was a thing until right now. The episode is slated to air this coming Friday (July 31st) at 9pm, though check your local listings to confirm that. (I don’t have DirecTV, but I’m assuming those of you who do will know where to find their listings).

The band released video from that Session’s performance of their classic track “The Kids Aren’t Alright” as a way of giving you a taste of what’s to come. Check it out below.

“The Kids Aren’t Alright” appears on The Offspring’s 1998 album “Americana.” Their latest album, “Days Go By,” was released in 2012. We’re told there’s a new one in the works, but you know how that goes…



The Offspring guitarist talks about new album, says there may be another single

The Offspring guitarist Noodles recently spoke to OC Register about the band’s plans for 2016, and revealed that it’s possible that there will be another new single before the end of the year. On why it’s taking so long to make a new album, Noodles explains:

“We definitely want to put out a whole record and we wanted to have it done by the end of the year, but we’ve been redoing our studio and going out on weekend gigs. It’s a different day and age in terms of making records, but with the Internet, you can put stuff out whenever you want. Our feeling with putting out ‘Coming for You’ was, why make the fans wait for two years. If we feel like we have something that we feel is good, let’s put it out now.”

The Offspring’s latest full-length studio album, Days Go By, was released in 2012 on Columbia Records. Earlier this year, they released a new single called “Coming for You“, which may appear on the new album.



Noodles offers update on new Offspring album

The Offspring guitarist Noodles recently gave The Aspen Times an update on the band’s new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By, and is expected to be released next year. He explains:

“We want to do a record, that’s the plan. But it’s taking forever. We released this song because we felt good about it immediately. It was one of the first one or two songs we finished, so we were like, ‘If we wait on this it might be another year, year-and-a-half. Why don’t we just put it out and see what happens?’”

Of course, that “new song” Noodles is referring to is The Offspring’s latest single “Coming for You”, which was released in January. The band last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise.