Blink-182 are at the top of their game right now. Having released a best-selling album a year ago, the trio is currently in the midst of another sold out tour, and this morning they indicated that 2014 will be even better.
Speaking openly with Yahoo! in a new interview, Blink-182 finally opened up about their long-rumored plans to release more music. According to the band they are currently in talks with various label and producers, but they are hopeful new music will be available to fans at some point within the next year. You can read an except from the article below:
So next year there will be a new record?
DeLonge: That’s the plan.
Do you have a producer?
Hoppus: No. We’re talking about it but we haven’t decided on anyone yet. This whole tour, this whole experience is about getting ready for that next record. We’ve been meeting with labels, we’ve been talking about producers, trying to figure out internally what the plan is for Blink.
Do you think you’ll go to another big label?
Hoppus: I don’t know. We’re keeping our options open. We’re meeting with some labels.
DeLonge: We’re not against it.
Hoppus: We’re not against it. If it’s the right label and the right partnership and the right vibe or we could do it ourselves or use a distributor. There are so many options for bands now.
DeLonge: There’s not just like be completely independent or be on a label. There are many shades of grey so you can use labels for parts of what you need or you can hire services. It’s a lot of options. We’re not opposed to any of them.”
Blink-182 performed over the weekend at Riot Fest Chicago. Footage of their performance can be viewed at the end of this post.
We will cover the production of Blink-182’s album in the months ahead and will let you know the moment new information becomes available. Follow OurStage on Twitter and Facebook for the latest music news and information. (more…)
Pop-punk icons Blink-182 have announced a series of stateside performances around their upcoming Riot Fest appearance in Chicago.
Riot Fest Chicago takes place the weekend of September 15, and the band announced additional dates this afternoon. You can view the full itinerary below.
Fans hungry for new music from the legendary trio will likely have to wait until 2014 before the group hits the studio, which means these shows are your best chance at hearing something new before 2013 ends. Comment below and let us know if you plan on attending any dates. (more…)
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Recently there’s been a surge in reunion confirmations, from Fall Out Boy to The Postal Service, and with each new announcement comes a wave of nostalgia. With once forgotten lyrics now flooding our mind, we’ve created a special reunion playlist for those wishing to relive the years that brought us hits such as “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and “What’s My Age Again?” You’ll find old favorites on the list including Soundgarden, Fleetwood Mac, Blink-182, Black Flag, and of course, Fall Out Boy and The Postal Service.
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Three weeks after its release, many of you long-time Blink-182 fans have probably given a listen to their new 5-track EP, Dogs Eating Dogs. I must admit, I was a bit apprehensive putting my headphones on, as I was not too thrilled with the results of their 2011 reunion album, Neighborhoods. Recent press and interviews with the band, however, indicated a possible shift in the right direction. Drummer Travis Barker was quoted saying, To me, this EP is a hundred times better than Neighborhoods. The band realizing that there was something not quite right with the prior LP bode well for the EP. Neighborhoods was apparently recorded via file sharing, where each member individually worked their parts out and sent them back and forth, rather than working collectively. Having recently parted with their long-time label, Interscope Records, Blink hit the studio on their own for the first time since Flyswatter (throwback much?) and did so in traditional fashion – together, as a band.
With just one week left until the official release of Blink“182’s new EP, Dogs Eating Dogs, the band has revealed the first full song from the record. “Boxing Day” sounds like a vintage acoustic Blink song, with Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus harmonizing seamlessly over a jangly guitar line and Travis Barker holding down a restrained, but driving drum beat. The release of the new song is the latest step in a long string of teasers that the band has revealed slowly regarding the new release, their first since splitting with Interscope Records earlier this year. Comparing the new independent release to the band’s previous full-length, 2011’s Neighborhoods, DeLonge remarks that the EP is a more lighthearted affair. “There was no laughing on Neighborhoods,” he said to Billboard. “There were no dick jokes.” Check out short previews of every song on the EP here, and pick it up when it drops next Tuesday, Dec. 18.
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While it’s nothing new for bands and various members to take on new projects and explore various avenues, that doesn’t mean it was any less exciting when we heard that Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus had begun to launch new material for his clothing line, Hi My Name Is Mark.
Hoppus will be releasing one shirt a week for four weeks, with the first shirt available from now until Dec. 3, or until it sells out. All of this will lead up to the store’s official launch in the New Year.
You can check out what Hoppus had to say about the line, along with the week’s first shirt after the jump. (more…)