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About The Offspring
Originally named Manic Subsidal, The Offspring is an American band formed in 1984 in California that is well-known for its punk rock kind of music. The Offspring has released nine albums and numerous successful singles including “Come Out and Play” and "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)". The current band members comprised of Bryan Holland (rhythm guitarist), Kevin Wasserman (lead guitarist), Greg Kriesel (bassist) and Pete Parada (drummer).The Beginning of the Offspring
Back in 1984, Holland and Kriesel teamed up with Doug Thompson (vocalist) and Jim Benton (drummer) and started the band named Manic Subsidal. In 1986, the band was renamed to The Offspring and new faces have joined the band namely James Lilja (drummer) and Wasserman (second guitarist) while band members Thompson and Benton were out. “I’ll be waiting”, the band’s debut single was officially released in 1986.
In 1989, producer Thom Wilson helped the band released its first album entitled The Offspring, and in 1991, its second album Ignition was released. In these two albums, the band recruited Ron Welty as its drummer after Lilja decided to leave the band in 1987.Smash: The Offspring’s Hit Album
The third album of The Offspring entitled Smash was recorded in 1993 and was officially released in the market in 1994. The album became the band’s ticket to success, carrying the hit singles ”Come Out and Play”, “Self Esteem” and “Gotta Get Away”. The album was well-received both inside and outside of the U.S., selling millions of record copies worldwide and was certified 6x Platinum Award.Taking Flight from the Smash Success
In 1997, following their hit album Smash, The Offspring released its fourth album entitled Ixnay on the Hombre. Ixnay carries mainstream rock songs, as opposed to the punk rock songs contained in the previous album. Americana, the fifth installment of the band was released in 1998 and immediately became a hit with the songs "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)", "Why Don't You Get a Job?" and "The Kids Aren't Alright".
Their sixth album, Conspiracy of One, was subsequently released in 2000. In 2003, Welty left The Offspring and the band has sought Josh Freese as drummer to record its seventh album, Splinter. Later on, Atom Willard was officially announced as the band’s drummer, who was replaced in July 2007 by Pete Parada, the band’s current drummer. In 2008, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, and in 2012, Days Go By, the band’s eighth and ninth album, respectively, were released in the market. Currently, the band is busy with their scheduled concerts with tour dates from July to September and has started working with their tenth album.