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The Offspring

The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland, bassist Todd Morse, guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada. Over the course of their 36-year career, they have released nine studio albums and experienced lineup changes, most noticeably with their drummers, their longest-serving drummer was Ron Welty, who replaced original drummer James Lilja in 1987, stayed with the band for 16 years. Gregory "Greg K." Kriesel, one of the co-founders of The Offspring, was their bassist until 2018 when he parted ways due to business disputes with the band, leaving Holland as the sole remaining original member. Kriesel was replaced by Todd Morse of H2O, who had worked with The Offspring as their touring guitarist; the Offspring is credited—alongside fellow California punk bands Green Day, Bad Religion, NOFX and Pennywise—for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the 1990s.

They have sold over 40 million records worldwide, being considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time. The Offspring achieved its first commercial success with their third studio album Smash, which has sold over eleven million copies worldwide, setting a record for most albums sold on an independent record label, was the first album released on Epitaph to obtain gold and platinum status. After switching record labels from Epitaph to Columbia in 1996, the Offspring continued their commercial success with its next six studio albums: Ixnay on the Hombre, Conspiracy of One, Splinter and Fall, Rage and Grace and Days Go By; the band is in production of their tenth studio album, tentatively due for release in 2020. The foundations for the Offspring began with guitarist/vocalist Bryan "Dexter" Holland and bassist Greg Kriesel playing music together in a garage in Cypress, California in 1983. After hearing the T. S. O. L. Album Change Today? at a party, following a riot at a 1984 Social Distortion show, they decided to form a band called Manic Subsidal.

Holland changed his role from drums to guitar, the band was rounded out by singer Doug Thompson and drummer Jim Benton. Marcus Parrish joined as a second guitarist, however, no recordings were made at this point. After Thompson was forced out, Holland took over vocals, Benton was replaced by Clowns of Death drummer James Lilja. In 1985, school janitor Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman joined as a second guitarist because he was old enough to purchase alcohol for the other members, who were under the legal drinking age. In 1986, after changing their name to the Offspring, the band released their first single, they released the single on their self-made Black Label record company, named after the brand of beer. An earlier version of "I'll Be Waiting", known as "Fire and Ice", appeared on the long-out of print Subject to Blackout compilation tape, released in 1986. In 1986, the Offspring recorded a demo tape, which received a positive review in Maximum Rocknroll magazine. Lilja left the Offspring in 1987 to pursue a medical career in oncology, was replaced by Ron Welty, 16 years old at the time.

After recording another demo in 1988, The Offspring signed a record deal with a small-time label, Nemesis Records. In March 1989, the band teamed up with producer Thom Wilson to record their first album, titled The Offspring; the album was released in limited numbers by Nemesis, only on the 12" vinyl and cassette formats, was not released on CD until 1995. A six-week national tour followed, but Noodles was stabbed during a performance at a Hollywood anti-nuclear benefit. In 1991, the Offspring teamed up with Wilson again to produce the Baghdad 7" EP and a third demo tape; this EP and demo were instrumental to the band's signing with Epitaph Records. In 1992, Thom Wilson and the Offspring returned to the studio to record their second album Ignition, released in October of that year; the band went on U. S. tours with Pennywise and Lunachicks, a European tour with NOFX. When the Offspring returned to the studio in early 1994 to record their third album, the band's relations with producer Thom Wilson had begun to strain.

The band released. Fueled by the hit singles "Come Out and Play", "Self Esteem", "Gotta Get Away", the album set the all-time record for most units sold by an independent label band at 16 million records. Smash has continued to sell well in the years since its release, has been certified 6x platinum in the United States; the album sold well outside the U. S. in Australia, where it debuted No. 1 on the ARIA Charts, remained in that position for three weeks in 1995. After the release of Smash, armed with a newly expanded income, the band decided to buy out the rights to their first album. Holland and Kriesel created their own record label Nitro Records and started signing bands. One of their first releases was a re-release of the band's 1989 debut album The Offspring; the label signed a number of punk bands including the Vandals, Jughead's Revenge and AFI. Soon after, Nitro Records became Holland's res

Irthlingborough railway station

Irthlingborough railway station is a former railway station in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, on the former Northampton and Peterborough Railway line which connected Peterborough and Northampton. In 1846 the line, along with the London and Birmingham Railway, became part of the London and North Western Railway; the station was opened by the London and Birmingham Railway on 2 June 1845, was named Higham Ferrers. It was renamed Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough on 28 April 1885, renamed Irthlingborough on 1 October 1910, it was closed to passengers by British Railways on 4 May 1964. At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Scottish Railway; the service was from Peterborough to Northampton via Wellingborough. The station closed in 1964 to passengers. Irthlingborough station on Subterranea Britannica

Billabong Creek (Junee)

The Billabong Creek, a perennial river of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. Formed by the confluence of the Ironbong and Turveys Falls Creeks, Billabong Creek rises west of Bethungra, northeast of the village of Illabo, flows south southeast south by west, before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River, east of Wantabadgery, west of Gundagai; the river descends 70 metres over its 44 kilometres course. Rivers of New South Wales List of rivers in New South Wales List of rivers of Australia "Murray River catchment". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales