The Offspring is an American punk rock band, widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States in the 1990s. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, lead guitarist Noodles, bassist Greg K. and drummer Pete Parada. Parada replaced former drummer Adam "Atom" Willard in 2007, during the recording of the band's eighth studio album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, and has been a member of the band since.
The band's first two albums for the independent record labels Nemesis and Epitaph earned them a following. Their 1994 third studio album Smash became a breakout success and eventually sold over 12 million copies worldwide, setting a record for most albums sold on an independent label. It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and and produced three hit singles: "Come Out and Play", "Self Esteem" and "Gotta Get Away".
In 1997, the band released their major-label debut, Ixnay on the Hombre, which sold over 5 million units. In the following year, the band released their next album, Americana, which debuted at number two of the U.S charts, and produced two of the biggest hits: "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" and "Why Don't You Get a Job?", and making the album the peak of The Offspring's mainstream popularity.
In 2000, the band released their sixth album, Conspiracy of One, and in 2003, the band released their next album Splinter. The band's first compilation album, Greatest Hits, was released in 2005 and contains 13 of the band's hits between Smash and Splinter, and two previously unreleased songs, lead single "Can't Repeat" and a hidden track, "Next to You".
In support of the Greatest Hits album, the band played the Vans Warped Tour for the first time, and a tour in Europe and Japan followed. After the Greatest Hits tour, The Offspring took an extended hiatus.
The band's eighth studio album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, was released in June 17, 2008. Their ninth studio album, Days Go By, was released in June 2012.