The Offspring
1985 in Garden Grove, CA


The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band has consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada since 2007. While Holland, Greg K., and Noodles have been constant members since the band was formed, the Offspring has gone through a number of drummers. The drummer that spent the most time in the band was Ron Welty. The band were often credited—alongside fellow California punk bands Green Day, Bad Religion, NOFX, Pennywise and Rancid—for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the 1990s. They have sold over 40 million records worldwide, being considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time. ... (see more)