The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland talks music, career, and writing

The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland talks music, career, and writing

OC Weekly sat down with The Offspring frontman and guitarist Dexter Holland, where he talks about music, his career with The Offspring, and writing music.

The Offspring has stretched out musically to touch on metal, ska and Beatles-esque pop, and there’s an eclecticism found on their upcoming, untitled album, due later this year and helmed by veteran producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi). Dexter comments, “We don’t want to write the same stuff we did 20 years ago. Each record is a progression, but they all have that Offspring core.” He also added, “On this record, the lyrics haven’t all come out yet. Insanity is going on in the world.”

You can read what else Dexter has to say here.

The Offspring just wrapped up touring with 311 and is taking a temporary break before they head to Japan next weekend. As previously reported, the band will be heading back into the studio after the tour to continue recording their highly-anticipated new full-length album, their first since 2008’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and their first “proper” release with new drummer Pete Parada (formerly of Saves the Day and Face to Face), who has been with the band since 2007.

While we continue to wait for the new album to arrive, The Offspring is planning a Japanese exclusive CD, titled Happy Hour, with a random assortment of covers, rarities and hits included. It is due out August 4th.

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