This might have already been mentioned but I hate the term "ripped off" now because every time a song sounds like another, the band must have "ripped them off." I truly believe that The Offspring has NEVER ripped anyone off. They have written songs that ended up sounding a little bit like another song but it's not like they did it on purpose. As if they were like, "Hey this album is taking too long. Grab some Greenday albums, Noodles. We're gonna rip them the fuck off." I write songs all the time and most of them I end up throwing in the garbage because it sounds too much like something else. With time going by it just gets harder and harder to make something 100% fresh.