Purely speculation on my part, but presumably Epitaph still own certain rights to songs recorded during that period. I'd guess that's why they were able to put out Mission From God (recorded during Ignition sessions) in '05, a good 8 years or so after the band left for Columbia... So if they own the label owns the rights then saying the band are 'current' isn't necessarily a lie?Didn't Epitaph help distribute the re-release of Ignition and Smash? I don't know if that matters, since it's a couple of years ago, but maybe that's why?
Presumably no songs released pre-97 were on Happy Hour (the pre 97 songs on that record were live tracks that featured on >'97 releases) because Sony didn't have the rights to them...and Dirty Magic '12 publishing statement in the DGB booklet states Gamete rather than Underachiever.
But what do I know? <0 is what.
In their last interviews, Dexter and Noodles confirm that they will back in the studio to write the 10th album after Days Go By tour. Dexter also says during the visit in Poland that he was writing down notes and lyrics for a new song about government keeping you down.. Wowww
Dexter's last words: "maybe next year..." referred to the 10th album's release.
There. I hope you enjoyed our time together today. You know, it seems harder and harder to just sit back and enjoy the finer things in life. Well, till next time. Ta-ta
I hope not I would rather see them do a big 30th anniversary tour in 2014
Noodles has apparently stated that the band has not yet started work on their next album because of their touring schedule. I just translated the article below from Russian to English.
FYI--- The Offspring are still listed as a band on Nitro's website. But then again, so is AFI. This has never and probably will never change.
But, I do not believe the next record will be on Nitro. Period. For the same reason Dexter kicked AFI off Nitro. They were too big for a small label to handle.