Returning after a musical absence of nine years, The Offspring stop by the KLOS studios for the latest installment of Matt Pinfield’s New & Approved series.
The Garden Grove natives, lead guitarist and vocalist Bryan “Dexter” Holland, and the band’s guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wassermen discuss their forthcoming album “Let The Bad Times Roll’, which marks an end to the collective’s nine-year hiatus. As the lead single, of the same name as the album title, suggests, the group explains that the project was a direct reflection of the political unrest, social unrest, and even the personal toll the 2020 global pandemic has taken on many of us across the country and throughout the world. As the duo confesses the group always focuses on social issues and concerns with their music, this time around they also bring awareness to addiction within the youth.
In addition to discussing their album’s tracklist, Dexter and Noodles also go on to speak about the energy they miss while performing their extensive catalog while on tour, what it’s like working with talented producer Bob Rock, and how they are able to give back with volunteer work for Angel Flight, which assists those who suffer from chronic illnesses.