Offspring Bring the Hits

Holland aims for Sting's high notes

The band has also been reworking "Dirty Magic," from 1993's Ignition, as well trying out a Police cover. Holland won't divulge which one, but he admits that hitting Sting's high notes is no easy proposition. "I've been messing around with it in the car, like, 'Can I hit that?'" he says. "We're not doing 'Roxanne.' That's really up there."

The Offspring are currently taking their tour for their seventh album, Splinter, to South Africa. They play the Dome in Johannesburg tomorrow, and the Bellville Velodrome in Capetown on Sunday.

As for U.S. plans, the band would like to join the Warped tour next year. "We've never done it, and I think it would be fun," Holland says, reminiscing about Warped shows they've attended. "We've run across everybody over the years, and I would be like, 'Oh! There's NOFX! There's Rancid.' It's like a big bro-fest."

The Offspring are also anxious to record another album of new material. "People think of greatest hits like, 'Oh, does that mean you're going into acting?'" Holland says. "But I really want to put out another record next year. All the new songs feel pretty good."