The Offspring

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The Offspring
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The band's former lineup from 2007 to 2018.
Background information
Alias Manic Subsidal (1984-1986)
Origin Garden Grove, CA
Years active 1984 - present
Genre(s) Punk rock, skate punk, pop punk, alternative rock, melodic hardcore
Website www.theoffspring.com
Current Members
Dexter Holland
Noodles
Pete Parada
Todd Morse
Former Members
Greg K.
Doug Thompson
Jim Benton
James Lilja
Marcus Parrish
Ron Welty
Atom Willard


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 Todd Morse 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 all of their albums since 2003's Splinter, and the track "Can't Repeat", which appears on their 2005 Greatest Hits compilation album.
  • The Offspring used to be on one of Weezer's former labels, Epitaph Records.
  • Weezer opened for The Offspring at Le Zenith on June 20, 1995.