The Offspring To Begin Recording New Album In January

During an interview with Times Colonist, The Offspring’s Dexter Holland revealed that the band are planning to begin the recording process for their next album in January. The group will be working on the effort with producer Bob Rock.

Holland said the following:

“In a funny way, I think the [pandemic] break really energized us. It gave us time to let us finish the last record, and we got the band real tight. We’ve decided to keep on going, so when we’re in-between tours, we’re working on new material.”

He also added:

“The nature of the music business is that you never know when your time is up. We’re very fortunate to still be here. But as Jim Morrison once said, ‘The future is uncertain and the end is always near.’ It always seems like we can do this for a few more years — people are still coming to the shows, and we’re still getting played on the radio — so for the time being it seems okay. But beyond that, who knows?”

The Offspring Release Cover Of Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home For Christmas”

The Offspring have released a cover of Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home For Christmas.” The band’s take on the track is titled “Bells Will Be Ringing (Please Come Home For Christmas)” and it can be streamed below. Frontman Dexter Holland commented:

“We’ve always loved the classic Charles Brown version of this song and think it’s really underappreciated. We thought it would be the perfect follow up to ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)‘ in continuing on the coming home for Christmas theme.”

The Offspring Working On New Album

During a recent interview with Brazil’s 89FM A Rádio Rock, The Offspring’s Dexter Holland revealed that the band are working on a new album. He said the following about that after being asked if the band are planning to focus on singles from “Let The Bad Times Roll”:

“I hope we can do another single, ’cause there’s so many songs that we’re so proud of on this album we’d like to do. At the same time, we wanna keep things rolling. We had to take time off in the pandemic and we feel like, ‘We’re back at it. Let’s make the most of it right now.’ So we’re working on a new album. So it might be another single off of this album or hopefully a new single off a new album coming in the New Year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Offspring Announce Canadian Tour With Simple Plan

The Offspring have announced a headlining Canadian tour. Simple Plan will open.

Tour Dates:

10/31 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/02 Saguenay, QC – Centre George Vezina
11/04 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
11/05 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
11/07 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
11/09 Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
11/11 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
11/12 Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
11/13 St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/15 Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor Colosseum
11/18 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
11/19 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
11/21 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
11/22 Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre
11/23 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino
11/25 Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
11/26 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
11/27 Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

The Offspring Members Unharmed After One Of Their Vehicles Catches Fire In Canada

While The Offspring were on their way to Rimouski, QC, one of their vehicles ended up catching on fire. Fortunately, everyone escaped unharmed.

The band issued the following statement:

“While traveling through Canada yesterday, something flew off the vehicle in front of us and became wedged underneath one of our SUVs and it caught fire. Everyone got out safely, but the luggage, passports, laptops and pretty much everything else was destroyed.

We are happy to report that everyone is doing ok and we’ve made it safely to Rimouski and will be performing tonight at Les Grandes Fetes TELUS. Hope to see everyone there!

Aug 6 | Rimouski, QC | @grandesfetes”

Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman also commented:

“No one was hurt. Everyone got out of the vehicle unscathed. Unfortunately about half our crew lost all their belongings in the fire, including luggage, computers, & passports. But it could’ve been much worse. The band & I are so thankful & relieved that all involved are OK.

No one is sure what started the fire yet, but the SUV hit something big & heavy, possibly a lost trailer hitch, and within seconds the vehicle was in flames. You can see from the video that they didn’t even get off the Highway before everyone had to bail. No time to save any belongings. Scary shit!

Our crew do all the heavy lifting so that we look & sound as good as possible when we take the stage. They’re travel & workdays are always longer & more arduous than ours, and we can’t thank them enough for all they do. To see them have to go through something like this is heartbreaking & frightening. I am so glad they are all OK!”

Watch The Offspring’s Dexter Holland Deliver Commencement Speech To USC Students At Keck School Of Medicine

On May 14, The Offspring’s Dexter Holland, who has a Ph.D. in molecular biology, delivered the commencement address during a ceremony for PhD, MPH, and MS graduate students at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. You can see footage of that at the 42:18 mark in the below video:

The Offspring Premiere “Behind Your Walls” Music Video

The Offspring have premiered a new video for their song “Behind Your Walls.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Let The Bad Times Roll.”

Director and animator Jeb Hardwick commented:

“The song evoked a sense of a couple trying to connect through emotional barriers that had been building over time. I wanted to take that prompt and turn it into a dark fairytale, a sort of dystopian take on the classical storytelling structure of writers like the Brothers Grimm. I wanted the video to have an ambiguous dreamlike aesthetic to it, so I was keen to take away some of the sharpness and crispness usually associated with CGI and give a sense of it being somewhere between a moving painting and a 1920s German Expressionist film.”

Guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman added:

“‘Behind Your Walls’ is about trying to reach somebody who is feeling isolated, alone, or depressed. How do you reach out and get through the emotional chasm that exists? Sometimes it feels impossible to grab a hold of that person and pull them back to ‘safety,’ emotionally and mentally. The song is about that struggle.”

The Offspring Announce Spring U.S. Tour

The Offspring have announced a spring headlining tour. Radkey will open on most dates, while Blame My Youth will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Radkey:

04/26 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
04/27 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
04/29 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
04/30 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
05/03 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
05/04 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
05/06 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/07 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
05/08 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
05/10 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
05/11 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
05/12 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
05/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05/17 New York, NY – Pier 17
05/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (no Radkey)

With Blame My Youth:

05/20 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
05/21 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
05/22 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland To Deliver Commencement Address To Students At Keck School Of Medicine At USC

On May 14, The Offspring’s Dexter Holland, who has a Ph.D. in molecular biology, will be delivering a commencement address during a ceremony for PhD, MPH, and MS graduate students at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The frontman said the following about that:

“We live in an incredibly exciting time at the crossroads of advanced medical technology and breakthroughs in research. Recent innovations such as CRISPR gene editing and mRNA technologies have blown the doors open to the possibilities that medical intervention can provide. I am excited to applaud the Keck School of Medicine class of 2022 as they begin their careers during this amazing time.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Offspring Cancel Canadian Tour With Simple Plan

The Offspring have cancelled their Canadian tour with Simple Plan. The trek was unable to move forward due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Offspring commented:

“To our friends in the Great White North:

We’re bummed to be sharing this update, but after much consideration we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the Canadian leg of the LET THE BAD TIMES ROLL TOUr with @simpleplan.

There’s no point in us asking you to come out and see our kick-ass show if there’s a chance that everything could shut down at the last minute. We’re disappointed, but let’s get through this mess together. You stay home and we’ll stay home, we’ll give you your money back and then wait for a better R naught number.

We’re working hard to find a new time frame and we’ll be back to rock with you guys as soon as we can.

Refunds for ticket purchasers will be processed automatically. Keep an eye out for more info from your point of purchase.”