blink-182 are aiming to release their new album before Reading and Leeds, which means a summer release date is expected. Check out what Mark Hoppus had to say on a radio show earlier today below after the jump.
Tom DeLonge of blink-182 recently did an interview with an Washington DC radio station where he confirmed that the band filmed at least one Untitled show and are considering releasing it. Check out what DeLonge said below after the jump.
Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we’ll be bringing you some of biggest and most interesting stories of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.
Ian Watkins, nearly a year ago, “furiously denied” reports and charges of extreme child sex offenses. This week, Watkins pled guilty to the heinous actions and shocked much of the music industry that surrounded Lostprophets for the past ten or more years.
You would imagine that the reputation of one of the most influential and meaningful bands in the punk/hardcore world for over thirty years would remain strong through almost anything. However, the current iteration of Black Flag has managed to make a laughing stock out of their name and honored history as a band.
You’re supposed to wear the uniform with honor.
Brand New actually answered the cries of fans for a change in how they handle ticketing for their limited shows this week. But, the band’s answer wasn’t exactly a perfect fix. Brand New began enforcing a strict will call policy for any individual that purchased tickets through a Front Gate presale, which means any fan that bought scalped tickets from a presale purchaser is now 1) out of their money 2) out of a way to get into the show.
A lose/lose situation for the band.
"Why won’t MTV just play music videos!?"
Well, once and for all, allow me to give that question a definitive answer.
MTV won’t play music videos because you won’t watch music videos!
If video did in fact kill the radio star, then the internet came along and killed the video star. It’s absolutely true. Much like how the record industry has all but crumbled, so has the business of the music video. Everyone who blindly makes the claim that MTV should go back to its roots isn’t really thinking — and also knows nothing about the television business. - Peter Hoare
Green Day members will be taking an extended break from the band following an Australian Soundwave tour in February and March of 2014. Many fans seemed to react incredibly well to the news following the upsetting output of Green Day’s triple-disc concept series.
Is this a happy thing, though?
Ah, this is exactly what we, as blink-182 fans, were hoping for.
Following a sporadic EP, small room shows, an Untitled residency, and throwing older songs into the set list, blink-182 seem to be ready to take risks once again. The last four years of a reunited blink-182 have been leading up to this moment.
An Untitled Part II is unlikely, but something of a similar nature could be coming.
Each new day is one day closer to blink-182 hitting the studio, and Tom DeLonge mentioned in a recent interview that he sees the band taking more risks on their next album. Check out a conversation with DeLonge on the record below after the jump.
Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we’ll be bringing you some of biggest and most interesting stories of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.
Look - it’s officially time that we stop championing The Ataris for their prior work and start calling them out for their complete lack of competence and all-around disrespect to their fan base.
1) February 2007 - the release of The Ataris’ last album, Welcome The Night.
2) Number of band member changes since 2007 - eight.
3) Three years later in 2010 - no new album, no label, empty promises.
4) May 2012 - The Ataris one month away from finishing new album that had been promised for for over three years.
5) October 2012 - Kris Roe throws a tantrum and throws his drummer’s kit off stage. Shows no composure or care for fans.
6) November 2013 - 17 months following that “one month,” The Ataris have no new album. Have given no update on their album since.
7) November 2013 - The Ataris cancel Australian tour on days notice. Kris Roe strands three members of his band in Australia.
How do The Ataris have any fans at all? It’s just sad at this point.
Things are moving fast in the blink-182 camp that it may even be too good for some fans to believe, but let’s hope not.
The band is hoping to begin recording their new album within 90 days with a producer that is still not confirmed, but could be Bill Stevenson.
blink seem to becoming more of a real band with each day that goes by starting with their Riot Fest tour this past summer. The pieces are starting to come together.
When you’re a diehard fan of a musician, that doesn’t always mean you have $400 to give to eBay’s shareholders (who own StubHub) to see the concert you want. They’ve made a business model that preys on desperate fans, or, even worse, caters to rich assholes that get access instead of the fans who tried to get tickets but were squeezed out by scalperbots who got there first. To make matters worse, the musicians playing these shows receive no compensation and, if anything, are hurt by this practice, since fans then have less money to spend on music, merch, et cetera (via Jesse Cannon).
Warped Tour took the wraps off the routing for their 2014 traveling circus. The routing this year is similar to prior years, minus a little less love to California and a little more love to Canada. Lineup announcements for Warped Tour 2014 will begin on December 4th.
There’s been a ton of attention surrounding Polar Bear Club’s new album, Death Chorus, but perhaps not in the way the band was hoping. Jimmy Stadt’s voice underwent a drastic change on this new album, and fans have been unsure why. Instead of sounding like a gruff mountain man, Stadt has sounded like a Chris Conley somewhere between Saves The Day’s second and third album.
Stadt took a brave step to move the fan conversation from from his voice to the album itself by releasing a statement on the shift - it’s worth a read.
blink-182 have released their second annual holiday sweatshirt. Check it out below after the jump.
A questionable remix of blink-182's “What's My Age Again?” and Miley Cyrus' “Wrecking Ball” has been released. Stream the song below after the jump.
Tom DeLonge will be releasing a children’s book called The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas eve. Check out the artwork, a press release, and order details below after the jump.
Mark Hoppus hosted a screening of Filmage in the UK this past weekend, and mentioned in a Q&A session that blink-182 is considering Bill Stevenson as a producer for their next album. The band is expecting to being recording the record within 90 days, and you can check out more details on that here.
blink-182 wrapped up their residency of ten year Untitled shows in Los Angeles, CA last week, and it was clear what the five shows meant to both the band and their fans. To celebrate the ten year anniversary of Untitled, PropertyOfZack is excited to be teaming up with blink to give away a commemorative and limited poster from one of the shows. The contest will end on Black Friday, so enter here and check out the poster below!
blink-182 are expecting to begin recording their next album and follow-up to Dogs Eating Dogs within 90 days. The band is planning on writing and recording the album in the same fashion as Untitled came together ten years ago. Check out part of an article with LA Times below after the jump.
POZ Decade: blink-182 - Untitled
blink-182's Untitled record is officially ten years old today. PropertyOfZack will be holding a contest in a few hours relating to the album that you’ll want to check out, but in the meantime read our Decade on the record here and stream the album below!
POZ Decade: blink-182 - Untitled