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The Offspring are Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums). Following a riot at a 1984 Social Distortion show, high school buddies Dexter and Greg K decided to start a band of their own in Garden Grove, California. The Offspring have now put out 8 records, performed over 1000 shows across the globe and are known for their many hits including “Self Esteem,” “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated),” “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” “Hammerhead” and “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.” - See more at: band#sthash.UaBnvWu5. dpuf


June 15 - Nova Rock Fest Montendre, France June 21 - Free Music Fest Norrkoping, Sweden June 26 - June 28 - Bråva Festival 2014 Tallinn, Estonia June 27 - Tallinn Song Fe Grounds Tromøya, Arendal, Norw June 28 - July 03 - Hovefe len 2014 Nibe, Denmark July 02 - Nibe Festival 20 Turku, Finland July 04 - Ruisrock Festiva Sofia, Bulgaria July 06 - Sofia Rocks 2014 Akademik Stadium Costa Mesa, CA July 11 - Pacific Amphith Montreal, Canada August 08 - August 10 HEAVY MONTRÉAL Fe - See more at: http://offsp com/home#sthash.l27kR dpuf




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Style and Influences While The Offspring are primarily considered a punk rock group, their music contains strong elements of 1990s grunge, and the occasional ska. A signature style of The Offspring is their chorused “whoas”, “heys”, or “yeahs”. NOFX (who were labelmates with The Offspring from the early to mid-1990s) poked fun at them for this in their song “Whoa on the Whoas”. Several tracks also incorporate elements of Eastern music, which can be heard on the likes of “Pay the Man” and the verse hook from “Come Out and Play”. Their lyrics cover a wide range of topics, like personal relationships, such as in their songs “She’s Got Issues”, “Self Esteem” and “Spare Me the Details”, and the degradation of the United States, politics, and society in general with songs like “It’ll Be a Long Time”, “Americana” and “Stuff Is Messed Up”. The lyrics generally reflect a sarcastic viewpoint, which, along with the language, can be offensive to some.

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