The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1986. Formerly known as Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman, bassist Greg K. and drums Pete Parada. Parada replaced former drummer Adam "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. Like Weezer, The Offspring became one of the successful rock bands of the 90s.
Connections to Weezer
- Both bands hail from Southern California.
- Both bands came to mainstream prominence in 1994 with regular MTV airplay in the post-Nirvana landscape.
- Both bands played live at KROQ's Punk Rock Prom, which took place on May 18, 2001 at Magic Mountain in California.
- Both bands played live at the Concert for Artists Rights show, which took place on February 26, 2002 in Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Arena.
- The Offspring covered "Undone - The Sweater Song" on their Smash tour in 1994-1995.
- Atom Willard of The Special Goodness was the drummer for The Offspring from 2003 to 2007.
- Josh Freese also worked with The Offspring by providing drum tracks to their last two albums Splinter and Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and the track "Can't Repeat", which appears on their 2005 Greatest Hits compilation album.
- The Offspring used to be on Weezer's current label Epitaph Records.
- Weezer opened for The Offspring at Le Zenith on June 20, 1995.