From left to right: Erik Sandin, Fat Mike, Eric Melvin, El Hefe
Background Information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genre Punk rock, skate punk, ska punk, melodic hardcore, hardcore punk
Years active 1983–present
Label(s) Mystic, Epitaph, Fat Wreck Chords
Fat Mike
El Hefe
Eric Melvin
Erik Sandin
Former Members
Scott Sellers
Scott Aldahl
Dave Allen
Dave Casillas
Steve Kidwiller

NOFX is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California (later relocating to San Francisco). The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after. In 1991, El Hefe joined to play lead guitar and trumpet, rounding out the current line-up. The band rose to popularity with their fifth studio album Punk in Drublic (1994), which was certified gold in both the United States and Canada, and is now considered a classic punk album by fans and critics alike. Their seventh studio album So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes (1997) was also certified gold in Canada. NOFX's mainstream success was signified by a growing interest in punk rock during the 1990s, but unlike many of their contemporaries, they have never been signed to a major label.

NOFX has released twelve studio albums, fifteen extended plays and a number of seven-inch singles. Their latest studio album, Self Entitled, was released on September 11, 2012. The group has sold over 6 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent bands of all time. The band also broadcasted their own show on Fuse TV entitled NOFX: Backstage Passport.

Connections to The Offspring

  • Like The Offspring, NOFX are credited as one of the most popular bands of the 1990s punk rock scene.
  • The Offspring were on the same label as NOFX during the early 1990s: Epitaph Records.
  • The Offspring opened for NOFX on their Soul Doubt tour in 1993.
  • Both bands performed live at the Torhout Festival in Belgium on July 24, 1995.
  • Both bands played shows together in Japan and England in the summer of 2002.
  • Both bands performed live at the Greenfield Festival in Switzerland on June 13, 2008.
  • Both bands performed live at the Open Air Gampel festival in Switzerland on August 18, 2011.
  • The Offspring are thanked in the liner notes of NOFX's 1994 album Punk in Drublic, which was released three months after Smash.
  • The Offspring (along Green Day) are mentioned in the liner notes of NOFX's 1997 album So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes, with the text "What do you think about Greenday and the Offspring? Greenday have cute and well behaved Offspring"
  • NOFX mention The Offspring again in their song "Whoa on the Whoas", taken from their 2001 EP Surfer.

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