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The Offspring announce vinyl reissue of “Americana”

Posted by ChrisDude on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:06 AM (PST)

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.

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

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:22 PM (PST)

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.

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Noodles says The Offspring have a couple of songs done for new release

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:02 PM (PST)

In a recent interview, The Offspring guitarist Noodles revealed that the band has a couple of songs done for their next release, which will be the follow-up to 2012′s Days Go By. Noodles explains:

“We already have a couple of things done — one song we really feel strongly about and want to get out there, and three, four, five songs, total, done or close to done. Trying to do it on the road it ends up being piecemeal and a little weird, so we’re going to wait ’til we get home and have a couple of days rest and then go in and do the vocals and see what happens.”

Noodles also stated that the band is exploring a variety of options for releasing new material, explaining, “I think the way the world is now, why make the fans wait for these songs we have now for two years or whatever, when we have a whole new record ready. We might do an EP now or release them as singles and eventually compile them all into a record. It’s so amazing how you can get your music to your fans now, get your ideas to your fans, your artwork or whatever. The fact that you took a shit on the bus and can tweet that and the fans will laugh — hopefully they’ll laugh. But it’s amazing how immediate everything can be now. It wasn’t like that when we started.”

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 planning to self-release a new single this fall.

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Live Video: The Offspring live in Chula Vista

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM (PST)

Last Saturday night (August 30th), The Offspring performed live at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California. The show, which you can watch below, was part of the ongoing Summer Nationals tour with Bad ReligionPennywiseThe Vandals and Stiff Little Fingers.

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. The band planning to self-release a new single this fall, and put new music next year.

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The Offspring to self-release new single, might release new EP

Posted by ChrisDude on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM (PST)

Earlier this month, The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland said that he wasn’t sure if the band’s next musical output will come in the form of a full-length studio album. In a recent interview, Dexter said that he is still open to recording an album, and the band is planning to self-release a single this fall. He explains:

“Not that I wouldn’t want to do an album again, because I think they’re important. But for now, I think it’s better to put out singles here and there. Just to keep the fire stoked.”

In other news, gutiarist Noodles revealed that The Offspring are not in full album mode, but have completed 3 or 4 songs for a possible new EP. About the possibility of new music, Noodles told Yahoo!“We’re old-school, so when we think of recording, we think of doing a whole record. But the world is changing. Why make fans wait two years when some of the songs are going to be done in a month? Maybe it’s a better idea to put those songs out and then slowly compile another album.”

Earlier this month, The Offspring released the covers EP Summer Nationals exclusively on iTunes and Spotify via Time Bomb, which was released to coincide with the Summer Nationals tour with Bad ReligionPennywiseThe Vandals and Stiff Little Fingers. Noodles recently stated that the band expects to begin work on new music after the tour.

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The Offspring to start work on new music after “Summer Nationals” tour

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM (PST)

In a recent interview, The Offspring guitarist Noodles revealed that the band will begin work on new music for their next release after they wrap up the Summer Nationals Tour with Bad ReligionPennywiseThe Vandals and Stiff Little Fingers. Noodles states:

“We’re getting some ideas together and it’s been fun. But we’re focusing on the anniversary of ‘Smash’ right now. Once this tour is over, we’ll get rolling with new music. It’s all been amazing to see how far the band has come along the way.”

Earlier this month, The Offspring released the covers EP Summer Nationals exclusively on iTunes and Spotify via Time Bomb, which was released to coincide with the Summer Nationals tour. It is not known if Time Bomb will handle the release of the new Offspring album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

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In an interview with radio.com, The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland talked about the making of the band’s biggest hits “Come Out and Play” and “Self Esteem”, which are taken from the band’s seminal album Smash. Asked how “Come Out and Play” came out, Dexter replied:

“That was the last song I wrote for that album, and I was trying to figure out how to put it together. I liked the main riff, but musically it bounces around a lot. The verses are kind of like a rap almost, more spoken than sung. And then there’s that Middle Eastern riff or whatever you want to call it, which is very Southern California, going all the way back to Dick Dale, and we’d messed with some of that stuff in previous records. I guess I was trying to come up with something in a different way, that would grab you with all these elements. The “keep ‘em separated” element was just because I wanted it so there was a stop, with something fun to say in the middle. That just kind of came to me at school one day. So all those things, but you never know if it’s gonna work. You just have to go into the studio like “this might sound weird but let’s try it anyway.”"

Earlier this month, The Offspring released the covers EP Summer Nationals exclusively on iTunes and Spotify via Time Bomb, which was released to coincide with the ongoing tour with Bad ReligionPennywise and The Vandals. It is not known if Time Bomb will handle the release of the next Offspring album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

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Despite earlier reports that they would release new music in 2015, The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland recently told Punknews.org that he is not sure if the band’s next musical output will come in the form of a full-length studio album. He states:

“We’re not really sure. We used to always do records where we’d go in and spend as long as it took — and sometimes that takes like a year and a half to really do it — and that seems like a long time to wait in between records. And no one really buys albums anymore…or maybe they do, I don’t know. But the way people really digest music has just changed; it’s not really the same way where you’re gonna sit down with the record and really listen to it.”

Dexter did, however, say that he does not rule out the possibility of a new Offspring album, explaining, “It’s not like I wouldn’t ever do an album again. Albums are important ‘cuz it’s a collection of work. But for the time being it’s like, you know what, let’s not get too crazy and overwhelmed with doing a whole album. Let’s just do a couple of songs here and there and that way we can go out and tour and still see the people and not just have to go away for a couple of years.”

Earlier this month, The Offspring released the covers EP Summer Nationals exclusively on iTunes and Spotify via Time Bomb, which was released to coincide with the ongoing tour with Bad ReligionPennywise and The Vandals. It is not known if Time Bomb will handle the release of the new Offspring album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

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Any review of The Offspring’s Summer Nationals tour would be remiss in downplaying the importance of that band’s breakout album, Smash, in the annals of punk rock history. Yet, the virtues of the year in punk that was 1994 have been extolled myriad times over in the two decades since, quite frequently by men and women far more eloquent than I. So while nostalgia may have been the overarching theme of the night (the four bands on the Boston bill, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals have, according to my fuzzy math, been hawking their wares for a collective 115 or so years), the biggest takeaway from this night’s stop was just how vital and, frankly, timeless this particular wing of the punk rock museum can be.

The Vandals’ 30-minute-or-so opening slot set an early tone, packing a high level of energy and fun into an all-too-brief package. Themselves capable of headlining many a nationwide tour (albeit probably not selling out the 2400+ capacity House of Blues in Boston), The Vandals eleven-song set was incapable of digging too deep into their thirty-year catalog. The band drew fairly heavily from 1998’s Hitler Bad, Vandals Good (which is more than okay in my book), with crowd favorites like “Oi to The World” and guitarist (not bassist) Warren Fitzgerald assuming frontman duties for their spastic, show-closing cover of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” thrown in for good measure.

Pennywise and Bad Religion followed in that order, each relegated to 45ish-minute sets, leaving little time for small talk, meaning that both bands came out hard and fast. Pennywise’s 14-song set featured a heavy dose of crowd interplay that served as the only real time the band’s foot was off the accelerator. I will say that there’s something a little different about a seeing frontman coaxing a crowd whose average age was well north of 30 to raise their collective middle fingers to authority. Yet, at the same time, decades old tracks like “Perfect People” and “Society” seem perhaps more relevant in 2014 than they were when they were first written.

Backed by the human gas pedal that is Brooks Wackerman (who did double duty behind the drum kit on this tour, filling in for The Vandals’ Josh Freese), Bad Religion made the most of their time slot, somehow cramming 17-songs into 45 minutes. Awe, who am I kidding…somehow? It’s Bad Religion, that’s how. Never a group to write magnum Rush-style opuses, Greg Graffin and company get right to the point. Though the parts may have changed and the hair may have grayed over the years, Bad Religion continue to stake their claim as one of the tightest, most dynamic bands running. Also…the Suffer mini-set was A)unexpected and B)much appreciated.

Last but not least, obviously, was The Offspring. The headliners, and arguably one of the more polarizing bands in the punk genre for last couple decades, have been playing Smash in honor of its 20th anniversary. However, in a somewhat interesting twist, they’ve not been playing it in order. In this particular writer’s opinion, that was a good move. “Play the album in order” shows have the effect of being presented stale at times, given that a band can effectively sleepwalk through the same performance in the same order night in and night out. The “shuffle” mode has a way of at least appearing to keep the band on their toes. Anyway…Smash circa 2014 doesn’t have quite the same impact that it did twenty years ago. Unlike the politically charged rebellion tunes of Pennywise or Bad Religion or the sarcastic, locker-room brand of humor that The Vandals prefer, Smash‘s tunes of rebellious youth don’t come off quite the same when performed by the middle-aged version of the band. Which is, precisely, why the band have progressed sonically and changed lyrically over the years, meaning that much of the newer, “less punk” stuff has a way of translating as more honest now. But tonight wasn’t about “now,” and tonight was a perfect reminder of exactly what resonated for so many people twenty years ago.

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The Offspring to release new album next year

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:07 PM (PST)

The Tampa Tribute is reporting that The Offspring have been working on a new album with producer Bob Rock for a possible 2015 release. About the album, Noodles stated:

“We’re getting there, but we’re not previewing anything yet. Even if we wanted to preview some songs, there’s no room on our setlist with ‘Smash’ and all of the other hits we’re playing on this tour.”

The Offspring just recently released the covers EP Summer Nationals exclusively on iTunes and Spotify via Time Bomb, which was released to coincide with the ongoing tour with Bad ReligionPennywise and The Vandals. It is not known if Time Bomb will handle the release of the new Offspring album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

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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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In addition to their cover version of Pennywise‘s “No Reason Why”, The Offspring are streaming two cover versions of the classics “Do What You Want” and “No Control” by their former labelmates Bad Religion, who will be touring the US with The Offspring this summer. You can stream them below.

The band announced plans to shoot a music video for a new song earlier this week, but it’s not one of the cover songs. They’re currently unsigned and their last full-length was 2012′s Days Go By.

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The Offspring stream cover of Pennywise’s “No Reason Why”

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:01 PM (PST)

The Offspring are streaming a new cover of “No Reason Why” by Pennywise, who they’ll be touring the US with all summer long. You can give it a listen below.

The band announced plans to shoot a music video for a new song earlier this week, but it’s not this one. They’re currently unsigned and their last full-length was 2012′s Days Go By.

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The Offspring to shoot video for new song on Thursday

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM (PST)

California punk legends The Offspring have announced that they will be shooting a video for an as-yet-untitled new song this Thursday (July 24th) in Los Angeles. The band wrote:

“The Offspring are shooting a music video for a new song this Thursday, July 24 in LA and are looking for some volunteers to be extras.

Requirements:
– Male only
– 21 and over
– Available to be in the Hollywood area as early as 7am
– Will be an 8 hour day and volunteers will be fed

If you meet these requirements and are available, please email offspringextrasla@gmail.com and we will be in touch.”

It is not known if the new Offspring song is taken from the series of new singles, or will appear on the band’s anticipated upcoming tenth studio album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2012′s Days Go By. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new song come to light.

The Offspring, who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Smash, will take part in the Summer Nationals tour with PennywiseBad ReligionThe Vandals, and Stiff Little Fingers.

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This past April marked 20 years since The Offspring released their third album Smash, which broke the band into the punk rock mainstream, and remains the best-selling independent record of all time. To further commemorate the occasion, guitarist Noodles talked to Ghetto Juice about the 20th anniversary and success of Smash. When asked if it was safe to say that Smash “put the Offspring on the map”, Noodles stated:

“When we were recording Smash, Ignition had sold 50,000 copies and the first record probably a thousand so we were hoping to do more than 50,000 with Smash. What was cool about that is it changed our lives. What we did for a hobby and fun became what we did for a living at that point and we all got to quit our day jobs and do this full time. We also decided to stay with Epitaph and do it independent and spend a lot of our own money and use a lot of our own resources for promotion, which was kinda unheard of at the time, especially for a record this big. A lot of bands once they start getting big, they switch to a major label and use the label’s resources. It’s also the number one most selling independent record of all time and given what the internet has done to music sales, it will probably stay that way!”

Noodles also offered his opinions on going from a local band with an underground following to a platinum selling band after Smash. He stated, “Yeah, wow! Because the first ten years, we didn’t really have a fan base. I don’t think we ever drew more than 50 people and then Smash came out and changed it all. All of sudden we were drawing hundreds and then thousands. What was cool about the punk rock scene at the time during the early 90s after Nirvana was we started getting more and more of the surfers, skaters and snowboarders. Epitaph was really smart in lending a lot of our songs to those sort of videos and not just us but Pennywise, Bad Religion, Rancid and NOFX. I think that music just kinda worked with those sorts of videos. It was cool to see all the extreme sports guys, it wasn’t just punkers with mohawks, it was boarders!”

The Offspring are currently unsigned, but have reportedly been working on new material with producer Bob Rock. Their last studio album, Days Go By, was released in June 2012 on Columbia Records. The band will release a special edition of Smash in mid-August on their former label Epitaph Records.

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