Offspring To Hit Studio In January

The Offspring guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman told Billboard.com that the band will hit the studio in January to record its next studio album.

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The Offspring is eyeballing some older material as the opening gambit for its next album.

Guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman tells Billboard.com that frontman Dexter Holland recently sat down with producer Bob Rock - who produced 2008's "Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace," the Offspring's first new album in five years - to start plotting the follow-up. "They kinda went over a couple of things that were left off the last record," he reports, "and songs that were even left off 'Splinter' or maybe even 'Conspiracy of One' and kind of looked at some things with free eyes and see if there was anything there that can be worked on."

Wasserman says the group would "like to have a new record out next year for sure" but isn't likely to hit the studio until January, after it finishes the touring cycle for "Rise And Fall..." And he doesn't expect the group to come up with new material on the road. "It's really hard to do that," Noodles notes. "It almost never happens."

Holland and bassist Greg "K." Kriesel, however, are anxious to see what new drummer Pete Parada, the Face To Face and Saves The Day veteran who joined the Offspring in 2007, brings to the party.

"He's great," Noodles says. "We haven't actually done any real recording with him yet, but we're looking forward to that. He's a great drummer. He's got great ideas, just really on top of things. Nothing fazes him; we'll throw something at him, 'Hey, do this,' and, 'OK...' He's a really nice guy and just a real powerhouse drummer, so we're looking forward to working with him."

The Offspring are touring North America into mid-July, then head to Europe for the balance of the summer. Noodles says the group is currently plotting out some dates for Australia, "and beyond that I don't know where else we'll go. I wouldn't mind doing a few more U.S. cities that we're missing on this run, but we'll see what happens."

Thanks for the report to Billboard.com.

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    RyanMetalMatthe wrote: \m/(-_\m/ wrote: Bob Rock has taken yet another band to their grave. Bob Rock has actually helped The Offspring. The best thing about Rise & Fall was how it was an album of real songs, not useless crap like "When You're in Prison" and "Hit That".
    That's only comparing it to Splinter, which sucked just as much.
    swyg2
    sublimeforlife wrote: i'm consistently baffled with the amount of shit that 'splinter' gets. people say, "oh there were so many useless songs on that album." not really, maybe the intro (but most offspring albums have those) and the closing track were pointless, but at least the offspring were acting goofy and like themselves, and not acting all poser-emoish. also, unlike 'rfrg', and even 'co1,' 'splinter' at least had a fair amount of punk tracks. 'the noose,' for example, is easily one of their best songs ever, and that's only one of about a handful of fast, true punk songs on that album. also, 'spare me the details' and 'the worst hangover ever' are actually really good songs, albeit the lyrics are kinda stupid, but that's at least the offpring's style. 'rfrg' had maybe five decent songs ('hammerhead,' 'trust in you,' 'stuff is messed up,' 'half-truism,' 'takes me nowhere'), and that's not even considering the fact that the band ripped themselves off with 'trust in you.' honestly, i wish bob rock would just get shot in the face, cuz i always heard about him ruining metallica albums, but i'm really not a big enough metallica fan to know about any of that, but, being a huge offspring fan, it's obvious that he ruined them and it's sad to see the band let him do it to them. hopefully offspring ablum 9 will actually kick ass, much like albums 1-5 and 7. i just wanted to let you know that i didn't read this cus its too long.
    haha neither did i
    LouieKablouie77
    Splinter was a lot better than Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. But nothing will compare to smash, ixnay, and ignition
    shoka1234
    Ok, all of their cd's are awesome except maybe CO1. Rise and Fall was a really good cd besides fix you and nothington. Splinter had like 4 great tracks and all their old albums kick a**
    cooljew
    sublimeforlife wrote: i'm consistently baffled with the amount of shit that 'splinter' gets. people say, "oh there were so many useless songs on that album." not really, maybe the intro (but most offspring albums have those) and the closing track were pointless, but at least the offspring were acting goofy and like themselves, and not acting all poser-emoish. also, unlike 'rfrg', and even 'co1,' 'splinter' at least had a fair amount of punk tracks. 'the noose,' for example, is easily one of their best songs ever, and that's only one of about a handful of fast, true punk songs on that album. also, 'spare me the details' and 'the worst hangover ever' are actually really good songs, albeit the lyrics are kinda stupid, but that's at least the offpring's style. 'rfrg' had maybe five decent songs ('hammerhead,' 'trust in you,' 'stuff is messed up,' 'half-truism,' 'takes me nowhere'), and that's not even considering the fact that the band ripped themselves off with 'trust in you.' honestly, i wish bob rock would just get shot in the face, cuz i always heard about him ruining metallica albums, but i'm really not a big enough metallica fan to know about any of that, but, being a huge offspring fan, it's obvious that he ruined them and it's sad to see the band let him do it to them. hopefully offspring ablum 9 will actually kick ass, much like albums 1-5 and 7.
    i just wanted to let you know that i didn't read this cus its too long.
    sublimeforlife
    i'm consistently baffled with the amount of shit that 'splinter' gets. people say, "oh there were so many useless songs on that album." not really, maybe the intro (but most offspring albums have those) and the closing track were pointless, but at least the offspring were acting goofy and like themselves, and not acting all poser-emoish. also, unlike 'rfrg', and even 'co1,' 'splinter' at least had a fair amount of punk tracks. 'the noose,' for example, is easily one of their best songs ever, and that's only one of about a handful of fast, true punk songs on that album. also, 'spare me the details' and 'the worst hangover ever' are actually really good songs, albeit the lyrics are kinda stupid, but that's at least the offpring's style. 'rfrg' had maybe five decent songs ('hammerhead,' 'trust in you,' 'stuff is messed up,' 'half-truism,' 'takes me nowhere'), and that's not even considering the fact that the band ripped themselves off with 'trust in you.' honestly, i wish bob rock would just get shot in the face, cuz i always heard about him ruining metallica albums, but i'm really not a big enough metallica fan to know about any of that, but, being a huge offspring fan, it's obvious that he ruined them and it's sad to see the band let him do it to them. hopefully offspring ablum 9 will actually kick ass, much like albums 1-5 and 7.
    Cookie_Dog
    Love the Offspring, and I'm keyed up for a new album. Just worried about them using "conspiracy" era material. Not a good album IMHO.
    bliss10
    more news on the front page about the same thing every other offspring news for the past while... nothing.
    JD Blue Venom
    \m/(-_\m/ wrote: \m/(-_\m/ wrote: RyanMetalMatthe wrote: \m/(-_\m/ wrote: Bob Rock has taken yet another band to their grave. Bob Rock has actually helped The Offspring. The best thing about Rise & Fall was how it was an album of real songs, not useless crap like "When You're in Prison" and "Hit That". That's only comparing it to Splinter, which sucked just as much. Rise And Fall is such an unoriginal record. You can find TONS of recycled riffs from old GOOD Offspring songs and some riffs that sound like Greenday and My Chemical Romance. The closing track sounds really close to American Idiot(The song)
    the intro to the album (half-truism?) echoes that of 'new born' by muse imo, i agree
    Guitar_Jester
    \m/(-_\m/ wrote: \m/(-_\m/ wrote: RyanMetalMatthe wrote: \m/(-_\m/ wrote: Bob Rock has taken yet another band to their grave. Bob Rock has actually helped The Offspring. The best thing about Rise & Fall was how it was an album of real songs, not useless crap like "When You're in Prison" and "Hit That". That's only comparing it to Splinter, which sucked just as much. Rise And Fall is such an unoriginal record. You can find TONS of recycled riffs from old GOOD Offspring songs and some riffs that sound like Greenday and My Chemical Romance. The closing track sounds really close to American Idiot(The song)
    That was an cover song.
    Notoriousdoc
    The last two albums were pretty dire. I think they need to kick Bob out and do some WAY WAY WAY less produced recordings, it's strangling them.
    \m/(-_-)\m/
    \m/(-_\m/ wrote: RyanMetalMatthe wrote: \m/(-_\m/ wrote: Bob Rock has taken yet another band to their grave. Bob Rock has actually helped The Offspring. The best thing about Rise & Fall was how it was an album of real songs, not useless crap like "When You're in Prison" and "Hit That". That's only comparing it to Splinter, which sucked just as much.
    Rise And Fall is such an unoriginal record. You can find TONS of recycled riffs from old GOOD Offspring songs and some riffs that sound like Greenday and My Chemical Romance. The closing track sounds really close to American Idiot(The song)
    NightEmbers
    lol already and i barely picked up there last album last week... oh well more for me
    RyanMetalMatthe
    \m/(-_\m/ wrote: Bob Rock has taken yet another band to their grave.
    Bob Rock has actually helped The Offspring. The best thing about Rise & Fall was how it was an album of real songs, not useless crap like "When You're in Prison" and "Hit That".
    Alex101
    redsoxxplayer wrote: i didn't know the drummer was the face to face drummer, thats pretty cool
    Yes, he was a member of Face to Face. He played on their last three albums: Ignorance is Bliss, Reactionary and How to Ruin Everything.
    Alex101
    SlipknotRule93 wrote: I hope it's better than the last two. They were very good but had some very weak songs on them.
    What? Come on, I like Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and in my opinion, there aren't really any weak songs.
    Donovant22
    The difference between Offspring now and Offspring then is that the not so great songs in between the really good ones are horrible instead of just mediocre.
    SlipknotRule93
    I hope it's better than the last two. They were very good but had some very weak songs on them.
    fede01_8
    jeez another offspring news about (nothing) the new album. i love the offspring but the only news i want to read is when are they going to release a live dvd
    loudog93
    i hope this is a quality album and not just a quick release to piggyback off of the success of RaFRaG.
    SuicidalFreak
    Wow, from this month (June) to January seems pretty far, but that doesn't mean I'm here to rush them.
    smash119
    i'd be really disappointed if they dig up songs from conspiracy of one and splinter. both were subpar. rise and fall was a much better effort. while i may not like all of the songs, it was obvious to me from the first listen that they took the time and put serious thought into the album. splinter sounded like they were just going through the motions.