The Offspring May Call It Quits

By | July 14, 2001 at 12:00 AM

After thrashing stages for 15 years and selling more than 25 million pop/punk albums, The Offspring are thinking about calling it quits – eventually.

“If the next album is something we’re not happy with and things have gotten tired and old, maybe that’ll be it,” bassist Greg Kriesel told the Bakersfield Californian. “I give it five more years.”

The Orange County-based band’s sixth full-length album, “Conspiracy of One,” was released last November, but has only sold about 1 million copies. The group’s 1998 release, “Americana,” sold 10 million.

The Offspring’s best-known songs include “Come Out and Play” and “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy).”

Some attribute the band’s lackluster sales to their shift from hard metallic punk to more pop-friendly novelty tunes.

“We’ve kinda come down to hit singles,” Kriesel admitted.

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