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Watch The Offspring's Dexter Holland give commencement speech at USC medical school

The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland gave the commencement address at this month's graduation ceremony for the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. Holland detailed his circuitous journey to graduating from USC with a Ph.D. in molecular biology in 2017, which, of course, was interrupted by singing in a Platinum-selling punk rock band. He also shared a story about how working in the lab when he was a graduate student led to him coming up with the line "You gotta keep 'em separated" from the Offspring song "Come Out and Play."
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Dexter Holland of The Offspring Is Still Pretty Fly

With 10 studio albums, including the best-selling album ever released on an independent label, more than 30 years of touring and plenty of hits along the way, The Offspring remain relevant today. They just kicked off their 18-city U.S. tour in support of their latest record, Let The Bad Times Roll. Ahead of their stop in Dallas at the South Side Ball on Tuesday, May 3, singer and guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland spoke to the Observer about their latest record, touring and some of his personal accomplishments. The front man for The Offspring also has a pilot’s license, a doctorate in molecular biology and is an entrepreneur, starting both a record label and hot sauce company. (The following has been edited for clarity and length.)
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Dexter Holland To Give USC Medical School’s Commencement Speech

The Offspring's Dexter Holland will deliver the commencement speech for USC's Keck School of Medicine on May 14th. It may seem like an odd choice, however Holland has earned three degrees from USC including his PhD in molecular biology, according to Loudwire.com. He said, “We live in an incredibly exciting...
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Dexter Holland takes karaoke from the car to the cockpit

“We know everyone’s heard of Carpool Karaoke, but Cockpit Karaoke??? No one’s done that!! Since I’m a pilot, we thought it would be great if Noodles and I had some fun and got to sing along to one of our hits.”. Dude fronts one of the biggest bands in The...
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Watch The Offspring's Dexter Holland and Noodles take part in 'cockpit karaoke' while flying a private jet

The Offspring have launched a new YouTube series – Cockpit Karaoke – playing hit song Come Out And Play from the cockpit of a private jet. Dexter Holland says: “We know everyone’s heard of Carpool Karaoke, but Cockpit Karaoke??? No one’s done that!! Since I’m a pilot, we thought it would be great if Noodles and I had some fun and got to sing along to one of our hits."
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The Offspring’s Dexter Holland and Noodles: “Everything from Smash ’til now seems like it’s all part of the same era”

In the nine years since they dropped the icy and introspective Days Go By, The Offspring haven’t been entirely quiet – they’ve been a festival mainstay everywhere from Austria to Australia, and the latter years of the 2010s were their most prolific on the touring circuit since the ‘90s – but on the recorded front, fans have been malnourished for much too long. But just when the world needed lively, pit-splitting skate-punk scorchers more desperately than ever, the millennial playlist mainstays pulled through.
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The Offspring's Dexter Holland on the Rock Stalwarts' Return — And Why It's Ready to 'Let the Bad Times Roll'

The vocalist, songwriter and molecular biology PhD reflects on the pop-punk trailblazers' career and their first new album in almost a decade. Since its debut on the Billboard charts in 1994, The Offspring has become one of that decade’s most lasting rock acts. Over the course of nearly three decades, the pop-punk pioneers and road warriors not only finished out a seven-album major label contract but kept making music far beyond it, retaining a radio presence along with their senses of sanity and humor.
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The Offspring’s Dexter Holland on Cali Punk Pride and Why We’ve Seen the Worst of Covid

“Oh, baby, let the bad times roll,” the Offspring sing on the title track to their new album, resigning themselves to a world in peril. It’s the stalwart California punk band’s first studio LP in nearly a decade, and their first for Concord after a lengthy run on Capitol, but the label change and the departure of their longtime bassist haven’t blunted the Offspring’s edge. Working with producer Bob Rock (Metallica), they set doom-and-gloom lyrics (as heard on the shrug-emoji title track and the prescient “This Is Not Utopia”) to euphoric melodies for a head-spinning listen that’s on par with their Nineties gems Smash and Ixnay on the Hombre.
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