Today in weird rock news: The Offspring have sold the rights to their songs for $35 million. The company that purchased the goods is called Round Hill, and they now own all the stuff the band recorded while signed to Columbia Records, Radio.com reports.
Ixnay on the Hombre, the Offspring's 1997 fourth studio album, is still sittin' in a grey zone, but other than that, Round Hill owns it all. The reason is probably because indie Epitaph distributed the album in Europe, even though it was still a Columbia release.
Dexter Holland, frontman of the Offspring, shared the following comment:
“We felt that having the right caretaker for our catalogue, both the masters and the publishing, is incredibly important to the future of our career. Round Hill understands that we are continuing to perform and record and that the visibility of our past is critical to our future.”