Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dexter Holland, doctoral candidate in molecular biology

Dexter Holland, senior class photo, Pacifica High School

Dying Scene

"Everybody in the punk scene knows who Dexter Holland is. Not only is he famous for being the guitarist and lead singer of The Offspring, and the founder of Nitro Records, but there is bound to be a good amount of trivial knowledge that you don’t know about the O.C. punk legend who has been active in the music industry for more than 25 years. To test the extent of your knowledge we thought it would be fun to put together a list of 10 things most people probably don’t know about Dexter.

1. In The Offspring’s early days, they were known as Manic Subsidal.
2. The reason he got the nickname Dexter is because he was class valedictorian and head of the maths team [that's "Mathletes" to Americans] at Pacifica High School, where he met his Offspring bandmate Greg K. at a cross-country team.
3. Dexter has a pilot’s licence and owns his own private jet, which he named “Anarchy Airline” because of the huge Anarchy sign on the tail of the plane. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor who has made a solo trip around the world in ten days.
4. Dexter was a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biology at the University of Southern California, but abandoned it because of his desire to focus on The Offspring. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, both from the University of Southern California.
5. Dexter has his own brand of hot sauce called “Gringo Bandito”.


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