Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of The Offspring, Down, Jinjer, Sepultura, Etc. Performing At 2022 Hellfest

ARTE Concert have been sharing pro-shot footage of full sets from this year’s Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can find performances from The Offspring, Down, Jinjer, Sepultura, Dropkick Murphys, Steel Panther, Anti-Flag, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Red Fang, Flotsam And Jetsam, Alestorm, Perturbator, and The Toy Dolls below:

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:

Watch The Offspring’s Recent Acoustic Set For Chicago’s Q101

The Offspring recently played an acoustic set for Chicago’s Q101. You can see footage of the band performing stripped down versions of “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” “Come Out And Play,” and “Behind Your Walls” below:

[via Blabbermouth]

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]

Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, The Offspring, Opeth, Kittie, Etc. Releases Set For 2022 Record Store Day

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day has officially been revealed. The event is scheduled to take place on April 23 and you can find a list of rock/metal releases below. The full list is also available HERE.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “We Die Young” (12” vinyl)
  • Allman Brothers Band – “Cream Of The Crop 2003 – Highlights” (3XLP)
  • Asia – “XXX” (LP)
  • Bad Company – “Live 1979” (2XLP)
  • Charlie Benante – “Moving Pitchers” (LP)
  • Black Label Society – “Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live” (2XLP)
  • David Bowie – “Brilliant Adventurist” (CD & Vinyl)
  • David Bowie – “Toy EP” (CD & 10” vinyl)
  • Collective Soul – “Disciplined Breakdown” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • The Damned – “Strawberries” (LP)
  • Daughtry – “Dearly Beloved” (2XLP)
  • Def Leppard – “High ’N’ Dry” (LP)
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Dissociation” (LP)
  • Dio – “Double Dose Of Donington” (12” vinyl)
  • Udo Dirkschneider – “My Way” (2XLP)
  • The Doors – “L.A. Woman” (4XLP)
  • Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire” (Mark Ronson Re-Version) / “Chasing Birds” (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version) (7” vinyl)
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Magic Secrets 2022” (7” vinyl)
  • GBH – “City Baby Attacked By Rats” (LP)
  • Billy Gibbons – “Hardware” (Deluxe Edition) (CD Box Set)
  • Gojira – “Live at Brixton Academy” (2xLP)
  • L.A. Guns – “Waking the Dead” (LP)
  • Steve Hackett – “The Tokyo Tapes” (3XLP)
  • Kirk Hammett – “Portals” (12” vinyl & CD)
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Acoustics” (LP)
  • Judas Priest – “Hero Hero” (2XLP)
  • Kittie – “Spit” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “Lost Tapes, Vol. 2” (2XLP)
  • Night Ranger “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Wasted Time” (7” vinyl)
  • The Offspring – “Greatest Hits” (LP)
  • Opeth – “My Arms, Your Hearse” (2XLP)
  • Pearl Jam – “Live On Two Legs” (2XLP)
  • Pixies – “Live At Coachella 2004” (2XLP)
  • Iggy Pop – “Live In Berlin” (2XLP)
  • Ramones – “The Sire Albums (1981-1989)” (7XLP)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Unlimited Love” (2XLP)
  • Lou Reed – “I’m So Free – The 1971 Demos” (LP)
  • The Replacements – “Unsuitable For Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert (Live)” (2XLP)
  • Keith Richards – “Talk Is Cheap – Live At The Hollywood Palladium” (2X Cassette)
  • The Rolling Stones – “More Hot Rocks 50th Anniversary” (2XLP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Sepultura – “Revolusongs” (LP)
  • The Sheila Divine – “Where Have All My Countrymen Gone” (LP)
  • Slash – “Live At Studio 60” (2XLP)
  • Sleep Token – “Sundowning” (LP)
  • Stiff Little Fingers – “BBC Live In Concert” (2XLP)
  • Geoff Tate – “Kings & Thieves” (2XLP)
  • TesseracT – “Polaris” (LP)
  • Pete Townshend – “Face The Face” (2XLP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7” vinyl)
  • Gerard Way – “Hesitant Alien” (LP)
  • The Who – “It’s Hard (40th Anniversary)” (2XLP)

Notably, there will also be some UK exclusives including vinyl pressing of Bring Me The Horizon‘s “2004 – 2013 – The Best Of,” Paradise Lost‘s “Gothic Live At Roadburn 2016,” Skunk Anansie‘s “An Acoustic Skunk Anansie – Live In London,“ etc.

[via Loudwire]

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.”

The Offspring Share New Episode Of “Cockpit Karaoke” Featuring “Let The Bad Times Roll”

The Offspring have shared a new episode of their “Cockpit Karaoke” series. That show finds Bryan “Dexter” Holland and Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman singing along to their songs from an airplane. The latest episode features “Let The Bad Times Roll.”

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.”