Monday May 20, 2013
Special Encore Presentation
This is a Special Encore Rockline with two of the sharpest guys in Rock, ace vocalist and microbiologist, Dexter, and guitar whiz and raconteur, Noodles. The following is from the original broadcast October 29, 2012
As you likely know, The Offspring hail from Orange County, California, more specifically Huntington Beach. We've always felt they choose their name as they were the offspring of the Baby Boomer generation who average quite a few years older in age than they. Now however, they have their own kids and in the case of lead vocalist and guitarist Dexter Holland he has a daughter, Alexa, who is a musician in her own right performing under the stage name of Lex Land. Dexter's mainman and partner-in-crime is Noodles, so named for his continual habit of noodling on the guitar (btw, that's how one gets really good) and he too is the proud father of a daughter, Chelsea, who is a similar age as Alexa. After beginning their recording careers with an eponymous debut album in 1989, which was vinyl only until 1995 when it was re-released on Dexter's imprint Nitro Records. To say the band hit it big is about as accurate as stating presidential candidates always tell the truth; with an astonishing eighteen top ten in-format hit singles, the Offspring have sold an astonishing fifty-five million albums making them one of the most successful groups in rock history. Offspring.com is their Internet site.
The Offspring, after an extended hiatus, have returned to the form that made them international superstars. "Day Go By" is quite an apropos title with twenty-three years of album releases under their collective belts and represents their tenth album overall. Recently performing extensively in Japan, the band has released the dates for their forthcoming Australian tour commencing on February 23rd and comprising shows in the Aussies five major cities. The Offspring have already performed nineteen North American concerts in support of "Days Go By" and rabid fans are hoping for even more to be announced for spring of 2013. We hope so too as this new album is rife with killer tunes that need to be exposed to the widest audience possible. That's where we come in, Dexter and Noodles will be joining us for our next show and will have the distinction of breaking new ground at ROCKLINE as they will become the first Active Rock band to record an episode of Notes on Music, our specialty show until now reserved for our Classic Rock guests. That show, to be aired at a later date, will allow them to comment on their biggest songs and tell the story behind each in their own words. Not many artists have enough phenomenal material to do such a show. The Offspring do.
Join us for your chance to speak with Dexter and Noodles about "Days Go By'' or whatever you chose, exclusively on the next ROCKLINE!