The Offspring Share Live Video For Piano Version Of “Gone Away”

The Offspring have shared a live video for a piano version of their song “Gone Away.” This version of the track appears on the band’s latest album “Let The Bad Times Roll.”

Select Performances From 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival To Be Livestreamed On Twitch

Organizers of the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival have revealed that fans will be able to watch select performances from the event live on Twitch. As previously reported, that festival will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14. Here’s the Twitch schedule:

November 10 (7:00pm – 11:30pm ET): Afterlife, Softspoken, Defy The Tyrant, The Dood, and The Noctambulant.

November 11 (1:00pm – 11:45pm ET): Slipknot, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Brass Against, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Teenage Wrist, Spirtbox, Blame My Youth, Jeris Johnson, Siickbrain, and Dana Dentata.

November 12 (1:00pm – 10:00pm ET): Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Ice Nine Kills, Butcher Babies, Starset, Amigo The Devil, Ayron Jones, Zero 9:36, Austin Meade, Whit3 Collr, Tallah, and The Alpha Complex.

November 13 (1:30pm – 11:40pm ET): Disturbed, Staind, Lamb Of God, The Offspring, Asking Alexandria, Badflower, Atreyu, Fever 333, Sick Puppies, Dead Poet Society, Fame On Fire, and Brkn Love.

November 14 (1:00pm – 10:00pm ET): Mudvayne, Anthrax, Jelly Roll, Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Survive The Sun, Code Orange, Crown The Empire, GWAR, Avoid, and The Warning.

The Offspring Announce Canadian Tour With Simple Plan

The Offspring have announced a headlining Canadian tour. Simple Plan will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

01/27 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
01/29 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
02/01 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
02/02 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
02/05 Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
02/06 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
02/08 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
02/09 London, ON – Budweiser Garden
02/11 St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
02/14 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
02/15 Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
02/17 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
02/19 Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre
02/20 Red Deer, AB – Centrium at Westerner Park
02/22 Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
02/23 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
02/25 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
02/27 Prince George, BC – Prince George CN Centre
02/28 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre
03/02 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
03/03 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

The Offspring Guitarist Noodles Opens Up About His Recent Battle With COVID-19: “Because I Am Vaxxed, I Got Over It Very Quickly”

The Offspring’s Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman has revealed that he recently had a bout with COVID-19. Fortunately, the guitarist was vaccinated, so he only had mild symptoms.

Noodles said the following in a series of tweets:

“I tested positive for Covid on the 27th of last month. I was in Philly with my wife & we were supposed to travel to NYC for a couple of days. I had a slight cold & thought I better get tested before traveling. My wife tested negative, but not me.

I immediately reached out to management, the band, & crew. We canceled the Denver & SLC shows at that time out of an abundance of caution. My positive test led to others getting tested. I’m not going to divulge who got what. So don’t ask me for any information about anyone else. If anyone else wants to talk about their health it is up to them. The important thing is everyone isolated until we were safe to be around. Earlier this week everyone on our tour tested negative.

Most of our tour party never got sick. My wife who slept next to me while I had it never caught it. I was sick for 2-3 days at most. Runny nose & sore throat. By Wednesday the 29th I was fever free and my symptoms were almost entirely gone.

Everyone on our tour is vaccinated, thankfully, but I still managed to get it. There’s always that risk, especially with the Delta variant. Because I am vaxxed I got over it very quickly and was less likely to spread it to someone else.

I’m sorry that we had to cancel a couple of shows but we have to do what we can to minimize the risks.

Stay safe, take care of each other, & get vaccinated. The vaccine might’ve just saved my life. It certainly made it easier.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Offspring Premiere “The Opioid Diaries” Music Video

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

Frontman Dexter Holland commented:

“I wrote this Offspring song about addiction. While drug addiction is certainly not a new issue, the opioid epidemic in America is different. It’s different because it was created by, and driven by, Big Pharma — and I wrote this song to say that the pharmaceutical industry should be held accountable for its consequences.”

Director Daveed Benito continued:

“Producing this video was tough. Addiction is a heavy subject to take on, but it’s important to bring awareness to this crisis. My hope is that these visual metaphors shed more light onto this epidemic — an epidemic that does not discriminate with regard to race, wealth, or age.”

Holland also added:

“‘The Opioid Diaries’ is a song written from a personal point of view, to show the very personal toll that opiate addiction has taken on our friends and families. This opioid crisis is different because people who might not normally have been looking for drugs were unwittingly prescribed these opiates for pain, not knowing how addictive they were. There are countless stories of regular folks with short term pain issues — a blue collar factory worker, or a high school athlete, for example — who were given these drugs and became hopelessly addicted in a short period of time. When the prescription ran out, they had no choice but to start taking illegal street drugs like heroin and fentanyl. And the results, of course, have been deadly.

And yet the larger problem still remains. What should we do to fight drug addiction? I say that until we stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue, and start treating it as a medical issue, we’ll stay stuck in this vicious cycle of pain and suffering. I’ve never seen a social ill assuaged by punishment, but always and only by compassion.

The right approach is not to jail people with addiction issues, but to get them the medical help that they need.

We wouldn’t put our kids in a jail cell if they had cancer…and we shouldn’t put them there for addiction.”

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, & Gojira Added To 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, and Gojira have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Tallah, Austin Meade, and Ego Kill Talent.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

The Offspring Share Lyric Video For Piano Version Of “Gone Away”

The Offspring have shared a lyric video for a piano version of their classic track “Gone Away.” This version of the song appears on the band’s latest album “Let The Bad Times Roll.” The group commented:

“We wanted to record ‘Gone Away’ in a completely different way for this record. We have been playing this version live, and we felt that this kind of arrangement makes the song feel more direct and more emotional. We love playing it this way. We hope you like it too.”

Watch The Offspring Perform With Drummer Josh Freese During Recent Los Angeles Concert

On August 8, The Offspring performed as part of iHeartMedia Los Angeles’s ALT 98.7 FM and the Los Angeles Chargers FanFest outside of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. The set found the band joined by drummer Josh Freese, who was recruited after Pete Parada was fired for refusing to get vaccinated. Notably, frontman and licenced pilot Dexter Holland picked up Freese in a private jet so he could make the show.