|Also known as||Manic Subsidal (1984–1986)|
|Origin||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Genres||Punk rock, pop punk, skate punk, alternative rock, ska punk, hardcore punk (early)|
|Labels||Columbia, Black Label, Nemesis, Epitaph, Nitro|
|Associated acts||Face to Face, Saves the Day, Steady Ground, Angels & Airwaves, Moth, Social Distortion, Hot Mess, Thirty Stones|
Adam "Atom" Willard
The band was founded by Dexter Holland and Greg Kriesel after a concert of Social Distortion as "Manic Subsidal". As soon as Kevin "Noodles" Wassermann joined the band as their second guitarist in 1985, they changed their name to "The Offspring".
It would not be until ten years after forming that The Offspring saw its first piece of commercial success in its third album, Smash, which was released in 1994. Regarded by many as The Offspring's classic release, and Epitaph Records' best-selling album, Smash produced four successful hit singles: "Come Out and Play" (which reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart), "Self Esteem", "Gotta Get Away" and the radio-only single "Bad Habit". From there, The Offspring became one of the most important punk bands of the 1990s, along with ALL, Bad Religion, Face to Face, Green Day, Guttermouth, Lagwagon, NOFX, Pennywise, Rancid, Social Distortion, The Vandals, and many others.
Their most recent album was released in June 2008. The exact date of release depended on the country/region.