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.”
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 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.”
It looks like The Offspring have officially finished their new album. Noodles confirmed the news while responding to a fan on Instagram. He said the following: “The album is done. Working on getting it to the fans now. Stay tuned!”
During a recent interview with Junkee, Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman offered an update on The Offspring’s new album. He said the following:
“Yeah, we’ve been spending a bit of time in the studio with Bob Rock, who worked on our last two albums as well. He’s great, man — we get along with him really well. We’ve got a bunch of new songs that we’re preparing to go in and record right now. I think there’s a record’s worth in there, but we’re thinking that maybe the songs are just a little too different. We know there’s a song or two on every record that comes out of left-field for us, but it’s more than just a couple this time. Right now, we’re entertaining the idea of doing two records — one where we can put all of these, and another of straight-up Offspring songs.”
A special “Strange 80s 2” benefit concert will be held at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 12 and it will feature a number of musicians covering various 80s songs. All of the proceeds will go towards 320 Changes Direction. Here’s who will perform: Noodles (The Offspring), Adrian Young (No Doubt), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy/The Damned Things), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Scott Ian (Anthrax/The Damned Things), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Deryck Whibley (Sum 41), Frank Zummo (Sum 41), Dave Kusher (ex-Velvet Revolver), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), Dan Konopka (OK Go), Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), The Regrettes, Marko DeSantis (Sugarcult), Pearl Aday, Carré Callaway (Queen Kwong), Richard Patrick (Filter), Jonathan Radtke (ex-Filter), Steel Panther, and Telle Smith (The Word Alive).
During an interview with WRIF’s Meltdown, The Offspring guitarist Noodles offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:
“This record is taking us a long time, but I think it’s gonna be well worth the wait. We’ve been in the studio working a lot recently with Bob [Rock] and finishing it up. We’ve got about 10 songs done, a couple of more that just need lyrics. And then we may do one or two more and it’s gonna be a done deal.”
He also added the following when asked when fans can expect to hear it:
“This fall. Definitely this year, hopefully fall. We were hoping for summer, but it looks like fall now.”