It looks like The Offspring are planning to release their new album in early 2020. Guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman told Halifax Today the following about that:
“The artwork needs to be done and we have a rough track listing. We’ve even gone and done more music since. We just need a distribution deal, and we want that done by the end of the year. Then we can release early next year.”
The Offspring have revealed that they will be playing a virtual in-game concert inside “World Of Tanks.” The band said the following about that:
“We’re also excited to announce that @wot has invited us to perform inside their game. Beginning September 18 you can join us on a virtual stage right in #WorldofTanks. The game has never seen anything like this before, so we’re excited to be the first!”
As previously reported, The Offspring bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel recently filed a federal lawsuit against frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman over trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the band’s name. Now, the group have responded with a cross-complaint, denying all of Kriesel’s accusations.
Kriesel, who has been absent from the band’s recent touring, claimed Holland and Wasserman “devised a scheme, and entered into a conspiracy with each other” last October to “seize the business, business opportunities, and assets” of the group’s partnership agreement. He also alleged that they tried to “divest [him] of his partnership interests and rights, without fair compensation” and “deny [his] continued status as a general partner of the Partnership.”
Holland and Wasserman are now asking the court to appoint “three disinterested appraisers to appraise the fair value” of Kriesel’s shares of the band. According to Forbes, the duo’s cross-complaint said the following:
“Setting aside the obvious legal arguments that there could be no such thing as an oral, permanent partnership, or a partnership which required two people to perform in perpetuity, or indeed that anybody could be compelled to perform music publicly with anybody else for a single performance no less for an endless string of performances, Kriesel’s arguments have no basis in fact.”
According to Dying Scene, The Offspring bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel has filed a federal lawsuit against frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman over trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the band’s name. Kriesel, who has been absent from the band’s recent touring, claims the two “devised a scheme, and entered into a conspiracy with each other” last October to “seize the business, business opportunities, and assets” of the group’s partnership agreement. He also alleges that they tried to “divest [him] of his partnership interests and rights, without fair compensation” and “deny [his] continued status as a general partner of the Partnership.” You can read more by downloading the court document HERE.
The Offspring and Sum 41 will be hitting the road on a Canadian tour together. Dinosaur Pile-Up will open.
11/12 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
11/15 St Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/16 Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
11/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/19 Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
11/21 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Places
11/22 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
11/23 Estevan, SK – Affinity place
11/25 Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/27 Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
11/29 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
11/30 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
12/02 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre
The Offspring have officially finished their new album, but it looks like there is still no release date for the effort. Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman told Rock 102.1 KFMA the following when asked about the band’s release plans:
“I’m through making predictions. We have a record done — it’s in the can; it’s done. We’re looking for distribution, we’re looking for a record label, and every time I say something, it gets pushed back, and so I’m not even saying anything. I have no idea. We have a record done. I could hit ‘send’ right now, and you would get 12 finished OFFSPRING songs, but that might piss off [singer] Dexter [Holland] a little bit if I did that.”
During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Dexter Holland confirmed that The Offspring’s new album “is 98 percent finished.” He also went on to say that he thinks the effort will “be out by the fall.”
Holland said the following about the record:
“It sounds like our old shit. That’s what I’m supposed to say, right? I don’t really know how to describe it. I guess it’s punk rock, but then we throw in a couple of songs that aren’t what you’d normally predict. We have a lot of really fast stuff on there, plus a couple of things that you might not really expect from us. But I’m really really happy with it. It’s not completely finished, but it is 98 percent finished. So we’re trying to put together a plan to release it.
We’re very lucky that we have fans in lots of different places — in Australia, in Japan, in Europe and the UK, of course. But what that means is that we have to kind of co-ordinate a schedule so we’re able to service everyone as well. So we really have to get it together so we can spend a little bit of time in each place so we can make the most of the record when it’s released. So we’re kind of in the process of putting that together, but, geez, I’d imagine it’d be out by the fall.”
The frontman also revealed that the group are currently without a label:
“We were on Sony ever since ‘Ixnay [On The Hombre]’ — and we finished out our contact. We did, like, seven records for them. We’ve got to be the only band that’s ever finished out a record contract without being dropped by their record label. We didn’t get dropped, we just finished! But then we took a couple of years off because I wanted to go back to school, but now it’s, like, ‘We’re back! Anybody want to sign us up?”