Dexter Holland Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 December 1965Orange County, California, USA
Birth NameBryan Keith Holland
Nickname Dex
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of the greatest punk vocalists in rock history, Bryan Keith Holland was born two days before the end of 1965 in Orange County, California to a father who was a hospital-administrator and a mother who was a school teacher. He is the third of four children of his family. Holland has cited bands/artists such as Aerosmith, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, KISS, Bob Marley, Queen, The Rolling Stones, UFO (with Michael Schenker) and Van Halen, among others, as his early influences.

By the time he was in high school, he got turned on to punk music by listening to the Adolescents, Agent Orange, Bad Brains, Bad Religion, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Clash, Descendents, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Social Distortion, T.S.O.L. and The Vandals. This was when he came up with an idea of starting a band and it wasn't until he formed "Manic Subsidal" in 1984 along with fellow band mate 'Greg K.' and later changed their name to "The Offspring" in 1985 after they found Noodles as their second guitarist.

After spending a few years on the local scene, his band released finally released its first album, simply titled "The Offspring", in 1989, which had been released in limited amounts only in a 12" Vinyl format and a CD release for the album wouldn't occur until 1995. Two years later, The Offspring were signed signed to Epitaph Records in 1991 and their second album "Ignition" came out in 1992. Their next album, "Smash" (1994), finally brought The Offspring into the mainstream success, containing hit singles as "Come Out and Play" and "Self-Esteem". The Offspring then released a number of more albums ("Ixnay on the Hombre" in 1997, "Americana" in 1998, "Conspiracy of One" in 2000 and "Splinter" in 2003) and his band has been very successful ever since.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous source

Spouse (1)

Kristine Luna (12 August 1995 - 2012) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Blonde spiked hair (since at least 1996)
Occasionally wearing sunglasses

Trivia (19)

Lead singer of band, The Offspring.
Married to Kristine Luna, who wrote their song "Session"

Is from Orange County, California, where he attended Pacifica High and was valedictorian there. Then proceeded to USC.

Original name of band is "Manic Subsidal".
He has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Molecular Biology, both from the University of Southern California. Dexter was a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biology; however, he abandoned his Ph.D. in favor of focusing on The Offspring.
Found commercial success with the song "Come out and Play".
First album (with his band, "The Offspring") released in 1989 on vinyl. Only 5,000 copies made. It was then re-released in 1995 on CD.
Nephew of director 'Tom Holland'.
He is the cousin of actor Josh Holland.
Has one daughter, Alexa Holland.
Went to school at Pacifica High in Garden Grove, California (as well as Greg and Noodles)
FAA licensed Airline Transport Pilot. Owns and flies a 2003 Cessna Citation jet 2.
(To date) His band, The Offspring,'s 1994 album "Smash" is considered one of the top selling punk albums sold in the entire world, containing hit singles as "Come Out and Play", "Self-Esteem", "Gotta Get Away" and "Bad Habit".
Lives in Laguna Beach and San Clemente, California.
Founder of the independent label Nitro Records, which also reissued The Offspring's 1989 self-titled album.
Releasing his bands' next album, "Splinter". [November 2003]
Currently working on his bands' next album, "Splinter". [April 2003]
In the studio with The Offspring recording their seventh album, which should be released later this year. [April 2006]
In a studio in Hollywood, California with producer Bob Rock recording the new Offspring album, which should be in stores sometime in 2007. [November 2006]
The Offspring has just recently finished recording their new album. Their first album in almost five years, it is now titled "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" and will be released on June 17th. [April 2008]
After wrapping up a US tour with 311, The Offspring has continued working on their next album, which should be released later this year or 2011. One of the new songs that they have been playing live is called "You Will Find a Way". [August 2010]

Personal Quotes (10)

It's the spirit of music. It's the spirit of rock & roll. More people coming to the party. Not less. - on Napster
I think music is so diverse today, and bands are so diverse. If you were a rock band in the Eighties, you kind of had to stick to one thing. Now, in this age of Coachella and European festivals and stuff, it's kind of anything goes, so that allowed us to try different things.
You can't sing about the same things as you did when you were 20; it would be ridiculous to sing about, I don't know, being in the quad. You can't really write about mortgage payments or stuff like that... but you can talk about 'let's make the world a better place.'
There's something undeniably oxymoronic about a 'successful' rock n' roll band. Who wants to hear a bunch of success stories whining about their success? More importantly, what can be the drive behind a band, what can they have to rage against when they are successes? That's a dichotomy every successful band wrestles with.
Punk rock wasn't a career choice. It was a hobby that we did for fun. We never thought we'd get as big as our idols in T.S.O.L. or certainly not the Ramones.
Punk rock is very rebellious, of course, but it also means thinking for yourself.
Selling another 10 million albums is not a priority. Putting out something you're proud of is.
If you go back to 'Pretty Fly,' it was a very popish song, but there was a satirical side to it, and I think that's cool. I like the idea that it's making people think just a little bit.
Who decides what is and what isn't punk? I want to write songs that people hear and feel, and I want to be successful and reach a big audience. I'm not trying to be the coolest guy in the world; I'm trying to write songs that mean something to people. As you get successful, sometimes you lose one set of fans and gain another.
I haven't been able to write a song about flying. It just sounds cheesy. But for me, there's nothing like being up there.

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