The Offspring Gets A Job With "Idle Hands"

After logging in countless hours on music-video sets, the Offspring is finally making the jump from the small screen to the big screen.

As we reported last year (see [article id="1432913"]"Offspring In Studio After Wrapping Film Role"[/article]), the group appears as a high-school dance band whose lead singer gets killed onstage in the new horror-comedy "Idle Hands."

"They did really well in the film," director Rodman Flender told MTV. "And Dexter Holland -- I don't know if he knew what he was in for when he agreed to do this. He was in makeup a lot, he had to act, he had do a performance, and he delivered. He did a great job."

The film was shot nearly a year before the band's latest album, "Americana," was released to rave reviews.

"Then when 'Americana' came out," Flender added, "a great album, and it was like number one, number two on the national charts. It was like a blessing. It was amazing how lucky we are [and] how great they are."

The Offspring

also contribute two songs to the "Idle Hands" soundtrack: an update of "Beheaded" (the original appears on the band's 1989 self-titled debut) and a cover of the Ramones classic "I Wanna Be Sedated."

The film hits theaters on April 30, while the soundtrack arrives in stores on Tuesday.

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