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The Offspring is a popular American band from Orange County, California that originally formed in 1984. The band now consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, lead guitarist Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman, bassist Greg Kriesel (known as Greg K), and Atom Willard on drums. They have sold over 32 million albums worldwide, and are credited, along with fellow California bands Green Day and Rancid, with reviving mainstream popular interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid 1990s.

While The Offspring is often primarily considered a punk rock or alternative rock group, their music contains strong elements of grunge, heavy metal, and occasionally ska. The band cites their main musical influences as Bad Religion, Black Flag, Agent Orange, D.I., Circle Jerks, Descendents, Social Distortion and TSOL.
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