18 Bands Like The Offspring (similar music you’re guaranteed to love!)
Often credited with reviving mainstream interest in punk rock during the 1990s along with Green Day and Rancid, The Offspring have released 10 studio albums and sold over 40 million records worldwide. Which makes them one of the best selling punk rock bands ever.
If you are a fan of The Offspring and want to hear more music like theirs, keep reading. We have found 18 bands like The Offspring we know you’re going to love.
Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, USA in 1988, Pennywise took their name from the character in the Stephen King novel “It”. Their music was featured on the 1997 SEGA arcade game “Top Skater” and they have released 12 studio albums.
Rise Against is an American punk rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1999. They are well known for their outspoken social commentary, speaking on subjects as diverse as animal rights, political injustice, environmentalism and humanitarianism. They have released 9 studio albums so far.
Formed in 1988 in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA as a rap rock band, Bloodhound Gang started out as a hip hop group before including other genres. Probably best known for their singles “Fire Water Burn”, “Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo” and “The Ballad Of Chasey Lain”. Bloodhound Gang released 5 studio albums before they broke up in 2015.
Sum 41 is a Canadian punk pop band from Ajax, Ontario. Formed in 1996 and originally called “Kaspir”, Sum 41 released their debut album “All Killer No Filler” in 2001. Probably best known for the tracks “Fat Lip” and “In Too Deep” they have released 8 studio albums so far.
Formed in 1993 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Billy Talent has sold more than 1 million records in Canada, and more than 3 million worldwide. Originally called “Pezz” they remained pretty much undiscovered until they changed their name after almost 5 years. They have released 6 studio albums so far.
Formed in 1992 in Poway, California, USA, Blink 182 are a pop punk band. They have always produced catchy pop tunes blended with fast moving punk music. They have released 8 studio albums and sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is a Canadian alternative rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Originally called “Groundswell”, they have released 7 studio albums and had 17 number 1 singles on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1980, Bad Religion is an American punk rock band. Their lyrics cover a number of subjects including politics, religion, science, the media and society. They have released 17 studio albums and are one of the bands responsible for the punk rock revival of the 1990s.
No FX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. They have released 14 studio albums, 16 EPs and numerous singles and have never been signed to a major record label. They have sold in excess of 8 million albums worldwide making them one of the most successful independent artists of all time.
The Living End
Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1994, The Living End are a punk rock band. They have released 8 studio albums, of those 8, 2 have reached number 1 on the Australian album charts. They have also had chart success in the UK and the US.
Pronounced Sam-I-Am, Samiam is an American punk rock band. Formed in Berkeley, California in 1988, they have released 8 studio albums and 6 EPs. A hard working band, Samiam have toured all over Europe, North America and Japan and performed with the likes of Green Day, NOFX, Blink 182 and the Deftones.
Face to Face
Formed in Victorville, California, USA in 1991, Face to Face is an American punk rock band. They rose to fame after the release of their 1995 album “Big Choice” which contained the hit song “Disconnected” which featured in the films “Tank Girls” and “National Lampoon’s Senior Trip”. They have released 12 studio albums so far.
Probably the most well known punk trio ever, Green Day were formed in 1987 in the East Bay of California. They have released 13 studio albums with their major label debut album “Dookie” selling 10 million copies in the US alone.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are an American punk rock band formed in San Francisco in 1995. They work primarily as a cover band and specialise in high speed versions of a wide range of songs, all sung in a humorous way. They have released 10 studio albums and are named after a book of the same name written by Gerald G. Jampolsky and Diane V. Cirincione.
Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band formed in Orange County, California in 1991. They gained mainstream recognition with the release of their 1996 album “Turn The Radio Off”. They soon fell away from a mainstream following but by which time they had an underground cult-like following. They have released 9 studio albums so far.
Formed in La Habra, California, USA in 1996, Zebrahead is an American punk rock band. They have released 13 studio albums so far and seem to have gained far more success in Japan than at home.
Formed in Örebro, Sweden, in 1992, Millencolin are a Swedish punk rock band. They have released 9 studio albums so far with their 4th album “Pennybridge Pioneers” taking a departure from their punk roots and sounding far more rock influenced.
Sick of It All
Sick of It All is an American hardcore punk rock band formed in Queens, New York in 1986. They have released 12 studio albums in a career lasting almost 40 years so far.
Can You Name Any More?
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