Offspring In Studio After Wrapping Film Role

The Offspring headed back into the studio last week with veteran producer Dave Jerden to work on its as-yet-untitled new album, which is expected to be released In October or early November.

Jerden oversaw the recording of the Offspring's last album, 1997's "Ixnay on the Hombre," and has worked with Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction.

The band has also spent three days in late-June filming a scene for the upcoming movie, "Idle Hands." Directed by Rodman Flender, whose handled episodes of "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," the flick marks the band's first on-screen venture. In its scene, the Offspring are featured as -- what else -- the house band at a rowdy high school dance.

Before shooting the film, the group recorded two tracks in drummer Ron Welty's home studio: a re-recorded version of "Beheaded," a song that originally appeared on the band's 1989 self-titled debut, and a cover of the Ramones classic "I Wanna Be Sedated.

The two songs will be featured in the

film, which opens spring 1999, but it hasn't been decided if the pair of Offspring tunes would be included on the "Idle Hands" soundtrack.

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