Items about the Offspring of which you may not be aware. (1) Dexter Holland’s real first name is Brian. But don’t ask him about that. For some reason, this subject is out of bounds. (2) The Offspring began as a band called Manic Subsidal, which, the band admits, was pretty dumb. Then they were called War Bubbles. After that, it was Lotion (eew) and then finally The Offspring. (3) And speaking of that name, there are two theories as to where that name came from. The first is that it’s based on a cheesy 1986 horror film called The Offspring, starring Vincent Price and Lawrence Tierney. The second is that “the offspring” is a tribute to one of the band’s favorite influences: an LA punk band called The Descendants. Descendants-Offspring. Get it?