The Offspring ‘Canceled’ Major Album Release

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The Offspring members Bryan “Dexter” Holland and Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman were interviewed by 100.3 The X Rocks radio station about the band’s new “Let The Bad Times Roll”, set for release on April 16th via Concord Records. The band discussed canceling the original album release plan a year ago.

Noodles discussed the long wait for “Let The Bad Times Roll” with it being nearly a decade, “We’ve been working on it for a while. Really, about two or three years ago, everything started really kind of clicking, and we had a really creative period — then and since, actually.

“We were hoping to have the record done probably five years ago, ultimately, and it just took longer to make something that we really felt was strong and representative of the band in the best light.”

Dexter added, “I think that’s it. It had to feel right before we wanted to put it out. We’re not really under a deadline. We didn’t even have a label, actually — we were sort of floating out there. So it was a good time to just take our time and make the right record.”

“There really is this feeling, when you have something that you’re really happy with… ‘Cause sometimes you go through a bunch of stuff that, ‘Oh, this song needs work. This needs work.’ When you have something that’s clicking, you’re, like, ‘Oh, man. I can’t wait to get this out.’ But you just kind of have to sit on it for a while. I mean, we basically sat on this since the pandemic started, ’cause we kind of thought, ‘This is probably not the best time to release a record, ’cause we can’t go out and tour, we can’t promote it, can’t be there to play it for the people,’ so we’ve kind of been sitting on it for the better part of a year. Although we kept on going back and tweaking it, and it actually got better over that year. But we decided, well, we can’t wait forever if we’re gonna put this out.”