Pete Parada, had decided not get vaccinated against COVID-19, resulting to be let go by his band “ The Offspring”.
“I hope we can learn to make room for all the perspectives and fears that are happening currently,” the drummer declared. “Let’s avoid the unfortunate tendency to dominate, dehumanize and shout down at each other. The hesitant population is not a monolithic group. All voices deserve to be heard.”
Peter Parada is an American musician with a career in many high-profile musical acts. Parada’s drumming career started in 1995 when he joined L.A. band “World In Pain” on a recommendation from future Korn drummer Ray Luzier. Later on, he joined Steel Prophet in 1996 with whom he recorded one album a year later.
The band’s lineup consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland, bassist Todd Morse, and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman. For their 37-year career, they released ten studio albums and experienced multiple lineup changes, most with their drummers. Their longest-serving drummer was Ron Welty, who replaced original drummer James Lilja in 1987, who was with the band for 16 years and later replaced by Atom Willard in 2003 Four years later by Willard was replaced by Pete Parada, who remained with the band until 2021.
The Offspring is often credited with fellow California punk bands Green Day and Rancid, touted for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock music. The band has not yet announced who will replace the drummer for the band’s upcoming performances.
Given my personal medical history and the side-effect profile of these jabs, my doctor has advised me not to get a shot at this time. 2/17
— Pete Parada (@PeteParada) August 2, 2021