blink-182 Have Not Started Recording Yet

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 18, 2014

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Many outlets incorrectly reported that there is a new blink-182 album this week instead of the correct information that there will be a new blink-182 album in the future. Read what Mark Hoppus said in a brief snippet of an interview with Idobi on that subject below after the jump.

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The Cereal Killers: Matt Skiba, Mark Hoppus Tag Teaming On Punk Songs For Kids

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 16, 2014

You ever wonder why us plebeians even wake up in the morning? Probably not until you read that grown-up-punks Matt Skiba and Mark Hoppus are starting a little-human-punk band called The Cereal Killers for children to rebel with spoons everywhere. Listen to Skiba talk about the project here and a description on the podcast episode below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus Stories On Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, More

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 19, 2014

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Mark Hoppus filmed a video for the APMAs to tell stories on Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Smashing Pumpkins, and Joan Jett. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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‘Enema Of The State’ Turns 15 Years Old

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 1, 2014

Wow, blink-182's Enema Of The State is officially 15 years old today. The album is arguably the most important pop-punk record of the modern age, and we are happy to celebrate it today. Read a PropertyOfZack Decade piece here on fifteen years of Enema and stream the album below after the jump!

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Mark Hoppus: I’m blink-182 For Life

by Zack Zarrillo - May 30, 2014

We posted an article this week with the opinion that blink-182 should go an indefinite hiatus again if the band couldn’t put passion over consequence. The piece has made its way around the blinkernet with all sorts of feedback ranging from those who agree to those who would like Zack to kill himself. 

It looks like Mark Hoppus has read the article, or at the very least has received personal questions about it. Hoppus stated to fans that he is blink-182 for life, and that the band won’t go on hiatus again if he has anything to say about it. Read our original piece here and check out a tweets from Hoppus below after the jump.

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Not Now: It’s Time For blink-182 To Go On An Indefinite Hiatus, Again

by Zack Zarrillo - May 27, 2014

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Passion over consequence. When did the latter take the lead?

I’ve wanted to write this piece since April, but I’ve struggled with it. The original version was supposed to feature lyrics from multiple songs from Untitled to frame a sort of imagery to walk you through as I made my points. Instead, I’m going with a lyric from Taking Back Sunday's “Swing,” because it's all I need.

I decided to give up on the piece all together since it wasn’t coming together. So, I talked it out on Off The Record, my podcast with Jesse Cannon, instead. The episode went up today and is called Keep Getting Them Checks; the conversation about the title of this post takes place about two-thirds of the way in.

After taping the podcast, I had more thoughts and thought I had no place to put them. It’s a good thing I have a blog with my name in the domain.

Here we go.

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Nothing And Nobody (Hoppus, Holmes) Have ~25 Songs For Debut Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 26, 2014

Nothing And Nobody got furthered detailed by Mark Hoppus. The new band featuring him and Chris Holmes have nearly 25 songs and an album ready to go. Check out tweets from Hoppus below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus, Chris Holmes Start Nothing And Nobody

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2014

Mark Hoppus and Chris Holmes have started a new project called Nothing And Nobody. Check out a remix of Nova Rockafeller’s “1990s” that can be steamed here via PureVolume or below with details on the project!

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Mark Hoppus Demoing New Songs

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2014

Mark Hoppus is currently demoing some new songs out on bass. No word if they’re blink-182 songs or something else, but you can check out a teaser below after the jump.

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blink-182 Recording New Music Has Been “Kind Of A Challenge”

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 19, 2014

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Things suddenly don’t look so good for new music from blink-182 in the near future. The band was already supposed to be recording their new album and follow-up to Dogs Eating Dogs, but it’s become apparent over the last few weeks that Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker weren’t in the studio together yet.

In a new interview with Noisey, Travis Barker stated that recording new music has been a “challenge” and that he can’t wait for the stars to align in terms of blink hitting the studio to sacrifice not recording on other projects. Barker hopes that the band can still hit the studio before Reading and Leeds this summer, but didn’t necessarily show full confidence in releasing music before the summer like originally planned. Check out part of the interview below after the jump.

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blink-182 Demoing New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 12, 2014

blink-182 are officially demoing new music. The band had originally planned to hit the studio in the very near future, but have not updated fans in a few months. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus’ Favorite Album Of All Time

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 12, 2014

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Mark Hoppus of blink-182 is just one of 26 individuals in bands to list their favorite albums for a new Thought Catalog feature. Check out Mark’s pick below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus Working On New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 6, 2014

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a blink-182 album update, but it looks like Mark Hoppus is working on new ideas for the record. Check out an update from Hoppus below after the jump.

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POZ Contest: blink-182 - Commemorative ‘Untitled’ Poster

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 18, 2013

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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!

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POZ Decade: blink-182 - Untitled

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 12, 2013

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blink-182's Untitled turns ten next week. To state the album’s significance to most blink fans and PropertyOfZack is difficult. The album itself is directly responsible for the creation of this website, and because of it, Zack Zarrillo has taken on an entire Decade piece to celebrate the anniversary of Untitled. Listen to the album, enjoy the read, and reblog to let us know your thoughts on Untitled ten years later below!

How Untitled holds up in 2013
blink-182 took a risk on their 2009 reunion amphitheater tour. There was no guarantee the band could fill up 15,000 capacity sheds on almost each of their 50 dates of shows. But there’s a reason that the band came back to the world in 2009 with more fans than when they left it in 2005. It’s because of Untitled and the lasting value the band’s best album has.

blink-182 has diehard fans from not one, not two, but three generations: those in the mid-‘90s who discovered Cheshire Cat and then Dude Ranch; those in the early-‘00s who fell in love with Enema Of The State and Take Off Your Pants And Jacket; and then those in the mid-to-late-‘00s who were too young to know blink-182 while they were a band, but only found them afterwards. You need fantastic albums to be able to grow like that when you’re away, and Untitled shows it best. 

Most important song on Untitled
The most popular song on the album is “I Miss You.” In fact, it sold more singles than “All The Small Things” did, making it the band’s most popular song ever. But that’s too easy.

With almost everything blink-182 related, it depends. Are we talking about their most important song that represents what the band was from 1992 to 2003? Or are we talking about the most important song that represents 2003 through today?

The former criterion champions “Feeling This.” The song encapsulates everything that blink-182 is and does, and why they are the best at it. The back and forth vocals. The heavy sexualized lyrics. That fucking chorus. Those harmonies. That riff. Game over.

The latter criterion fits “Asthenia” best. The ambient-yet-still-punk breed that Untitled brewed is showcased best on this song. Tom’s vocals seem urgent, caring, and angry. The music gets absorbed through your body. The lasting product is telling. The song makes a great transition into Angels & Airwaves’ We Don’t Need To Whisper, and shows where the band was headed next if we would have gotten a new blink-182 album in 2006 or so, instead of in 2011. 

Did blink-182 succeed in following up Untitled?
Depending on how you look at it, there are three follow-ups to Untitled.

1) We Don’t Need To Whisper
Most fans weren’t ready for this album. It was too close to blink’s break-up, Tom was too much of a drug addict, etc. But man, it was hard to disagree about the great moments We Don’t Need To Whisper touted if you were at all a fan of blink’s Untitled. Songs like “The War,” “Start The Machine,” and, of course, “The Adventure” seem undoubtedly like blink songs if you can imagine a Travis Barker drumbeat and Mark Hoppus harmonies over them. Seven years later, We Don’t Need To Whisper still marks a top three output from Tom DeLonge’s musical career, behind only Untitled and Box Car Racer.
2) When Your Heart Stops Beating
This is the best writing we will most likely ever see out of Mark. While Untitled was clearly more DeLonge-centric, +44’s first and only record was Mark’s first experiment at being the only frontman, unlike Tom, who first tried with Box Car Racer. To this day, you will notice people across different social networks popping up here or there with a “Fuck, When Your Heart Stops Beating only grows better with time” comment. And it’s true. The writing on “Baby Come On,” “Lillian,” “Weatherman,” “No It Isn’t,” and “Chapter 13” ranges from heartbreaking to aggressive to fulfilling. 
3) Neighborhoods

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