The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada. The Offspring is often credited—alongside fellow California punk bands Green Day and Rancid—for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the 1990s. They have sold over 40 million records worldwide, being considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time.
he Offspring reacquired the rights to their Columbia Records albums in 2014. The band started auctioning off the rights to those albums in August 2015, as well as their songwriting credits, for around US$30 million. Sony Music Entertainment (the owner of Columbia Records) and Round Hill Music are allegedly interested in bidding for the Offspring’s music. In January 2016, Round Hill Music acquired the band’s Columbia Records catalogue for £23 million. By September 2015, the band had finished 2-3 tracks without a label. A month later, Noodles posted a picture of himself, Holland, Parada and Bob Rock in the studio on his Instagram page, which indicated that they are recording their new album. In a November 2015 interview on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean, Noodles said that he hopes the album will be released in 2016.