Vindy recently conducted an interview with The Offspring guitarist Noodles, who talks about their legacy, why they decided to work with producer Bob Rock again on their latest album Days Go By, and even talks about selling out. Here’s what he had to say about having hits:
“I see what you’re saying and, wow, that’s pretty cool. That’s high praise, as Nicolas Cage would say. What I’m stoked about is in this band we can have a song be a huge hit like ‘Pretty Fly For a White Guy’ — just a dumb silly song — and a song like ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright’ or ‘Gone Away’ that’s a lot more heartfelt.
Those songs really move people as well. When we wake up on the wrong side of the bed we can write a song that’s serious or how we’re feeling down and then the next day we’ll just write a funny, light-hearted thing to just get people moving.”
On working with Bob Rock:
“Working with Bob has been a little different. We’re writing in front of the mics more. We’re spending a lot of time creating stuff, rather than demo-ing and then thinking about it. Going into the studio we didn’t have any kind of preconceived notions of what we needed to do, we just wanted to make a record.”
You can read what else Noodles had to say here.
Days Go By is the ninth studio album from the Offspring, and was released last month via Columbia Records.