blink-182 has been rumored to play Warped Tour today for about a week, but that’s not happening. We need you to realize that is not happening. You can read proof from Travis Barker below after the jump.
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!
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.
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.
There’s been a lot of confusion and frustration over blink-182’s delay in hitting the studio for a new album. Travis Barker shared that frustration a month or so ago, but it still wasn’t clear why delays were occurring. Mark Hoppus has now confirmed over tweets regarding his new band that they are waiting on Tom DeLonge. Check out a series of tweets from Hoppus below.
Travis Barker further expanded upon blink-182's lack of recording new music in another new interview with the OC Weekly. Barker expressed that until the band has “their shit together” he will be focussing on different projects. Check out what he said below after the jump.
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.
Travis Barker’s autobiography will be titled Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, And Drums, Drums, Drums. It will be released on June 24 via William Morrow. You can read a synopsis below after the jump.
A young teenager named Josiah was recently diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. Since his diagnosing, Josiah has started a campaign to meet his idol, Travis Barker. It looks like Josiah’s dream has come true. Check out an update from him below after the jump.