As the leader of the Offspring, Dexter Holland was partially responsible for making punk rock appealing to the masses nearly two decades after the band's predecessors spent their careers in sleazy, dilapidated clubs. Holland, whose real name is Bryan Keith Holland, was born in Orange County, CA, on December 29, 1966. In the early '80s, Southern California was a hotbed for punk rock and groups such as Agent Orange and Social Distortion built loyal followings from fanzines, college radio, and constant gigs. As a teen, Holland listened to DJ Rodney Bingenheimer spin punk records on his KROQ show; moreover, the Rodney on the ROQ compilations fueled Holland's interest in punk rock. Holland formed the Offspring in the mid-'80s, and in 1989, the band released their self-titled debut.