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According to Punkbands.com, drummer Atom Willard has left The Offspring. Willard, who came to prominence while drumming in Rocket From The Crypt has been busy the past few months performing with Tom Delonge's Angels and Airwaves and has presumably opted to focus on that band.

The band continues to work on the long-awaited follow-up to 2003's Splinter. While it has not yet been confirmed, rumours abound that the band will be supported the album with a stint on this summer's Warped Tour.