The punk rock band The Offspring was formed in 1984, in California. For two first years, it was called Manic Subsidal. The current lineup includes Dexter Holland, Noodles, Greg K., and Peter Parada. The band is particularly famous for such songs as “Come Out And Play”, “Why Don’t You Get A Job”, and “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)”. The band earned several awards, including an MTV Video Music Award and 9 OC Music Awards.
The band was formed by schoolmates Dexter Holland (his real name is Brian) and Greg K. after being inspired by a concert of a punk group Social Distortion. Holland became a vocalist and Greg started playing bass guitar. Dexter and Greg joined Manic Subsidal. The group went through many lineup changes. Since the band members were very young, the only place where they could give concerts at that time was at Greg’s home, whose mom didn’t mind.
In 1985, Holland enrolled at USC but kept spending time with the band. At the same time, other band members were also getting an education.