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MEMBERS: Dexter Holland ~ Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman ~ Greg Kriesel ~ Ron Welty (left in 2003) ~ Atom Willard (joined in 2003)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" (1999)
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BIGGEST LP: Smash (1994)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

1989...

The Offspring (photo by F. Scott Schafer)button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring released their debut LP, The Offspring.

1993...

March
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Ignition was released.

1994... # 167 Singles Artist of the Year

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 2 weeks with "Come Out And Play."

August
The Offspring - Smashbutton.gif (123 bytes) Smash was released and certified platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Smash was certified 3x platinum.

1995... # 173 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Smash was certified 4x platinum.

June
Batman Forever soundtrack button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring could be heard on the Batman Forever soundtrack with "Smash It Up."

June
button.gif (123 bytes)Smash was certified 5x platinum.

1996...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Ignition was certified gold.

1997... # 185 Singles Artist of the Year

February
The Offspring - Ixnay On The Hombrebutton.gif (123 bytes) Ixnay On The Hombre was released.

button.gif (123 bytes) The band had some success with the singles "All I Want" and "Gone Away."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Ixnay On The Hombre was certified platinum.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 2 weeks with "Gone Away."

1998... # 190 Singles Artist of the Year

November
The Offspring - Americanabutton.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring released Americana.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Americana was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 40 with "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)."
button.gif (123 bytes) The band could be found on the
Faculty soundtrack with "The Kids Aren't Alright."

1999... # 39 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Americana was certified 2x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring hit the Top 10 with "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" (which topped the UK Singles chart for a week).
button.gif (123 bytes) Americana was certified 3x platinum.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring hit the Top 40 with "Why Don't You Get A Job?"
button.gif (123 bytes) Americana was certified 4x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring were one of the performers at Woodstock '99 in Rome, New York.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring were nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video (Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring won a MTV Europe Music Award.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top Modern Rock Artist.

2000...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Smash was certified 6x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring contributed the track "Totalimmortal" to the film Me, Myself And Irene.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring topped the MTV Video Top 20 with "Original Prankster."

November
Offspring - Conspiracy Of Onebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring released Conspiracy Of One.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Conspiracy Of One was certified platinum.

2001... # 127 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring hit the Top 40 with "Original Prankster."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring talked about possibly breaking up soon with Kriesel stating: "If the next album is something we're not happy with and things have gotten tired and old, maybe that'll be it. I give it 5 more years."

December
Orange County soundtrack button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring could be heard on the soundtrack for Orange County with "Defy You"

2002...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Defy You" topped the MTV Video Countdown.

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring contributed the track "I Wanna Be Sedated" to
We're A Happy Family - A Tribute To The Ramones.

October
The Offspring - Splinterbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring announced that Atom Willard will be taking over drumming duties for their tour. Previous drummer, Ron Welty left the band early in the year.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring will release their next LP, Splinter, in December with session drummer Josh Freese filling in for departed Welty.

2004...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for a week with "Hit That."
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Splinter was certified gold.

2005...

June
The Offspring - Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring released Greatest Hits.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Americana was certified 5x platinum.

2006..

March
The Offspring - Rise And Fall, Rage And Gracebutton.gif (123 bytes) Greatest Hits was certified gold.

2008...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring released their next LP
Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace.

October
The Offspring - "Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart with "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid."

2009... # 85 Singles Artist of the Year

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring hit the Top 40 with "
Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?."

2012....

June
The Offspring - 'Days Go By'button.gif (123 bytes) The Offspring released Days Go By.








LPs
The Offspring  LP The Offspring
Released: 1989
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Jennifer Lost The War" - "Elders" - "Out On Patrol" - "Crossroads" - "Demons" - "Beheaded" - "Tehran" - "Thousand Days" - "Black Ball" - "I'll Be Waiting" - "Kill The President"
The Offspring - Ignition Ignition
Released: March, 1993
US: Gold
Tracks: "Session" - "We Are One" - "Kick Him When He's Down" - "Take It Like A Man" - "Get It Right" - "Dirty Magic" - "Hypodermic" - "Burn It Up" - "No Hero" - "LAPD" - "Nothing From Something" - "Forever And A Day"
The Offspring - Smash Smash
Released: August, 1994
US: 6x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Time To Relax" - "Nitro (Youth Energy)" - "Bad Habit" - "Gotta Get Away" - "Genocide" - "Something To Believe In" - "Come Out And Play" - "Self-Esteem" - "It'll Be A Long Time" - "Killboy Powerhead" - "What Happened To You?" - "So Alone" - "Not The One" - "Smash"
The Offspring - Ixnay On The Hombre Ixnay On The Hombre
Released: February, 1997
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone review: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Disclaimer" - "Meaning Of Life" - "Mota" - "Me And My Old Lady" - "Cool To Hate" - "Leave it Behind" - "Gone Away" - "I Choose" - "Intermission" - "All I Want" - "Way Down The Line" - "Don't Pick It Up" - "Amazed" - "Change The World"
The Offspring - Americana Americana
Released: November, 1998
US: 5x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Welcome" - "Have You Ever" - "Staring At The Sun" - "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" - "The Kids Aren't Alright" - "Feelings" - "She's Got Issues" - "Walla Walla" - "The End Of The Line" - "No Brakes" - "Why Don't You Get A Job?" - "Americana" - "Pay The Man"
Offspring - Conspiracy Of One Conspiracy Of One
Released: November, 2000
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone review: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Intro" - "Original Prankster" - "Want You Bad" - "Million Miles Away" - "Dammit, I Change Again" - "Living In Chaos" - "Special Delivery" - "One Fine Day" - "All Along" - "Denial, Revisited" - "Vultures" - "Conspiracy Of One"
The Offspring - Splinter Splinter
Released: December, 2003
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 30
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Neocon" - "The Noose" - "Long Way Home" - "Hit That" - "Race Against Myself" - "(Can't Get My) Head Around You" - "The Worst Hangover Ever" - "Never Gonna Find Me" - "Lightning Rod" - "Spare Me The Details" - "Da Hui" - "When You're In Prison"
The Offspring - Greatest Hits Greatest Hits
Released: June, 2005
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 8
Tracks: "Can't Repeat" - "Come Out And Play" - "Self Esteem" - "Gotta Get Away" - "All I Want" - "Gone Away" - "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" - "Why Don't You Get A Job?" - "The Kids Aren't Alright" - "Original Prankster" - "Want You Bad" - "Defy You" - "Hit That" - "Head Around You (Can't Get My)"
The Offspring - Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
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Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
Released: June, 2008
Billboard peak: # 10
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Half-Truism" - "Trust In You" - "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" - "Hammerhead" - "Lot Like Me" - "Takes Me Nowhere" - "Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?" - "Nothingtown" - "Stuff Is Messed Up" - "Fix You" - "Let's Hear It For Rock Bottom" - "Rise And Fall"
The Offspring - 'Days Go By'
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Days Go By
Released: June, 2012
Tracks: "The Future Is Now" - "Secrets From The Underground" - "Days Go By" - "Turning Into You" - "Hurting As One" - "Cruising California (Bumpin' In My Truck)" - "All I Have Left Is You" - "O.C. Guns" - "Dirty Magic" - "I Wanna Secret Family (With You)" - "Dividing By Zero" - "Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
Americana
10 14 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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2 Why Don't You Get A Job?
Americana
13 10 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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3 The Offspring - "Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?" (Single)Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 37 - 37 - 36 - 33 - 32 - 32 - 32 - off
32 8 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
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4 Original Prankster
Conspiracy Of One
28 4 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Come Out And Play
Smash
** ** 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Self-Esteem
Smash
** ** 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Gotta Get Away
Smash
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Smash It Up
Batman Forever soundtrack
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  All I Want
Ixnay On The Hombre
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Gone Away
Ixnay On The Hombre
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Defy You
Orange County soundtrack
** ** 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Hit That
Splinter
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  (Can't Get My) Head Around You
Splinter
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Can't Repeat
Greatest Hits
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Half-Truism
Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
** ** 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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