The Offspring will return to the studio next month
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The Offspring will return to the studio next month to resume work on its new album. Asked about the status of the veteran punk act's next LP, guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman told Front Row Live this past Friday (December 15th), "We're working on it. We were in the studio all this week. We finished up for the holidays on Tuesday, Wednesday, and then we're gonna get back in the studio as soon as the new year (rolls around), in January."
- The band's 10th studio effort will follow up 2012's Days Go By. Wasserman said about the band's writing process, "We kind of show up and throw everything at the wall with the microphones running . . . But it's very relaxed, it's very fun -- it's just a different way of trying to create songs, but it's no less creative, for sure."
- Frontman Dexter Holland had said a while back that the Offspring like to branch off from their punk roots: "I love that sound, and that's what inspired me to start a band and that's what saved my life, but I've always just kind of gotten bored, you know, if that's all we do. So I've always tried to stretch it a little bit, even back to our first record, Ignition, which had a song called "Dirty Magic," which was different for us and stuff. But always tried to mix it up, kinda just to keep it interesting. It's a great feeling to feel like, creatively, we can kind of go wherever we want."
- The Offspring spent 2014 on the road promoting the 20th anniversary of its 1994 breakthrough album Smash, performing the disc in its entirety at a number of shows.
- Last April, the Offspring played its 1992 album Ignition in full at a benefit show in Berkeley, California, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of 924 Gilman, a nonprofit music and art community space.
DID YOU KNOW? Last spring, Dexter Holland completed his dissertation and graduated with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. Holland began his studies before The Offspring achieved major success, but put his education aside to focus on music. He returned to his studies five years ago and his thesis was on HIV, its causes and possible paths to a cure.