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The Offspring
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Photograph of the current lineup of The Offspring.
Clockwise: Pete, Greg, Dexter and Noodles
Background Information
A.K.A. Manic Subsidal (1984–1986)
Origin Huntington Beach, California
Genre Punk rock, skate punk, pop punk, alternative rock, ska punk
Years active 1984–present
Label(s) Columbia, Black Label, Nemesis, Epitaph, Nitro
Website http://www.offspring.com/
Members
Dexter Holland
Greg K.
Noodles
Pete Parada
Former Members
James Lilja
Doug Thompson
Jim Benton
Ron Welty
Atom Willard

The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Orange County, California. They started in 1984 under the name Manic Subsidal, who eventually changed their name to The Offspring in 1986. The current lineup consists of Dexter Holland as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Noodles as the lead guitarist, Greg K. as the bassist and Pete Parada as the drummer. Parada replaced former drummer Atom Willard in 2007, during the recording of the band's eighth studio album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, and has been a member of the band since. The Offspring is credited—alongside fellow California skate punk, ska punk, and pop punk bands Bad Religion, NOFX, Sublime, Green Day, and Rancid—for popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States in the 1990s. They have sold over 40 million records worldwide.

The Offspring's first three albums for the independent record labels Nemesis and Epitaph earned them a following. Their 1994 third studio album Smash became a breakout success and eventually sold over 16 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling records on an indie label. Smash is also notable for being the first album released on Epitaph to obtain gold and platinum status. The critical praise given to Smash garnered attention from labels, including Columbia Records, with whom The Offspring would sign in 1996. The Offspring continued to be popular with their next four albums—Ixnay on the Hombre (1997), Americana (1998), Conspiracy of One (2000) and Splinter (2003), reaching platinum, multi-platinum, platinum and gold status respectively. Splinter was followed five years later by Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008), which was also successful, due to the album's second single "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" reaching number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for 11 weeks and becoming their only gold single in America to date. Their latest studio album, Days Go By, was released on June 26, 2012. The Offspring recently announced that they have tenth studio album in the works.

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