The Offspring, or simply Offspring, is an American punk rock band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1984, the group currently consists of Dexter Holland on vocals and rhythm guitar, Greg K on bass, Noodles on solo guitar, and Pete Parada on drums, replacing their historic drummer Ron Welty. The band is internationally renowned with the release of the singles Come Out and Play (Keep'em Separated), Self Esteem and Gotta Get Away, tracks from the Smash album released in 1994. This album will sell more than eleven million copies worldwide. This international success is part of a post-Nirvana context where punk rock is enjoying a renewed popularity. Other punk bands of the same period such as Green Day, Rancid and NOFX also participate in this phenomenon. First appearing on the local California scene, these groups quickly spread their music nationally in the United States and then around the world with the support of radio media, music television channels and a powerful and globalized music industry. After Smash's success, Offspring toured the world and recorded many songs, many of which became hits such as Pretty Fly (for a White Guy), Why Don't You Get a Job, The Kids Aren't Alright, Original Prankster, Hammerhead and You're Gonna Go Far Kid, over the next twenty years following their first international successes. Still active on stage and in the studio, The Offspring is embarking on a new world tour in 2015 for a period of more than a year> and has a tenth album in preparation>. In 2017, after more than thirty years of career, the band sold more than 40 million copies of their nine studio albums, won numerous artistic awards and performed in more than a thousand concerts around the world.