California punk rockers The Offspring have been in the studio for a while, working on their 9th studio album with producer Bob Rock. Frontman Dexter Holland issued the following update on the message board of the band’s website:
“Working with Bob Rock has been the best experience that we have had in the studio. Bob is obviously a great producer, but beyond that Bob and we get along and sort of see the record making process similarly..the songs sometimes take a little longer to finish but the end result is far better for taking the time and is something we’re very proud of.
Right now we’re working on a new batch of songs..they’re all in different stages, some are just started and some are nearly finished. The only song title I have right now is one called ‘It’s All Good’..will it make the record? Who knows! We are going in the studio today, everyday for the next two weeks..we’re going to try to get something new finished and ready to play live on tour this summer..we’ll keep you posted!”
The new album will be the follow up to 2008’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. No word on title or release date, but we anticipate the album to be released sometime this year.
This summer, The Offspring (along with 311) will be kicking off an 18 date run of US amphitheaters this summer in this year’s 2010 Unity Tour. Check out dates and locations here.