The punk rock band The Offspring was established in 1984 in Orange County, California. Manic Subsidal was original name of the band. Band members are Dexter Holland (rhythm guitarist, lead vocalist), Noodles (lead guitarist), Greg K. (bassist) and Pete Parada (drummer). In 2007, Parada replaced Adam “Atom” Willard as the band’s drummer. The Offspring, along with other California punk bands such as NOFX, Pennywise, Social Distortion, Rancid, Green Day, Sublime and Bad Religion are credited with reviving interest and popularizing punk rock music during the 1990s in the U.S. The Offspring has sold more than 40 million worldwide records and are one of the all time best-selling punk rock groups.
The Offspring’s first three albums under the Epitaph and Nemesis independent record labels brought them a following. In 1989, the band released their self-titled debut album via Nemesis Records. In 1992, The Offspring released Ignition, their second album, with Epitaph Records. Smash, the band’s third studio album released in 1994, was their breakthrough. The set sold more than 16 million worldwide copies. It debuted in the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart. The album spawned three hit singles: “Gotta Get Away,” “Self Esteem” and “Come Out and Play.”
In 1996, the band signed with Columbia Records. Their next four albums were also successful. In 1997, they released Ixnay on the Hombre, in 1998 Americana, in 2000 Conspiracy of One and in 2003 Splinter. In 2008, The Offspring released Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. “You’re Gonna Go Far Kid,” the second single off the album, peaked in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Modern Rock Track chart. In 2012, the band released Days Go By, their latest album, and are currently working on a new album.