Mark Hoppus talked with LiveZone at iHeart’s ALTer Ego over the weekend. He talks about a “new project” that he can’t talk about yet.
Mark was asked, “And now I’ve also heard you have a new project coming up,” to which he replied, “I do, yes! I’m not at liberty to talk about it tonight, but you’re going to find out about it very soon. I’m not supposed to say something yet! But yes, I’m sorry – very soon.”
The Back to the Beach festival has been announced for April. Blink-182 are headlining. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Last night Mark Hoppus, of Blink-182, did a little Q&A on Twitter. He confirmed that their untitled album, is in fact untitled, and shared the story behind the “apple juice” line in “Adam’s Song”:
I was a kid and my parents were headed for divorce. They were arguing in their room behind a closed door and I was in the hallway listening frightened to their muffled voices. Suddenly the noise stopped, their door opened, and I ran, spilling my apple juice.
The thread is a fun read full of things even I didn’t know. In other Blink-182 news, the band worked on a collaboration with The Chainsmokers, with Mark confirming and saying:
We’ve been friends with them for a few years and have tried to collaborate a bunch of different times, but today our schedules aligned and we were all in the same room at the same time.
And, there’s a clip of what sounds like new Blink-182 playing in John Feldmann’s Instagram story. You can hear that here.
Music Forum: Favorite Blink-182 Album
A couple students from UCLA have created a vegan “Dude Ranch Dressing,” taking the name from Blink-182’s classic album.
“It’s pretty packed with flavor but it’s not overwhelming,” Simmons said. “So it’s a really good balance between this crazy flavor, (but) you can enjoy carrots, or pita bread, or whatever you want to put your ranch on, and it doesn’t take away from the flavor of the food.”
I suppose I’m the only one that wants “Enema of the Salad?”
Sam McEachern, writing a GM Authority:
The Blink 182 drummer bought this extensively modified Eldorado from well-known lowrider builder John D’Agostino, who built it at his Celebrity Kustoms shop in Discovery Bay, California. The list of modifications are too long to go over completely, but it has shaved door handles, an intricate custom ‘fade’ paint job, a custom upholstered interior and much, much more.
More photos of the Cadillac can be found on Sotheby’s website.
Vic Mensa mentioned in a recent interview that he’s working on a new punk project with Travis Barker of Blink-182 and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.
Korn have been working with Travis Barker and John Feldmann on new music:
We’re doing it all over. We’ve been to Nashville a few times, we’ve done a lot in L.A. We actually wrote with John Feldmann, too, for the demos. Travis Barker laid the temporary drums for some, and that was cool. We’ve known John Feldmann since ’87 — he was in Electric Love Hogs. So we’re writing with different people. We grabbed [producer] Nick Raskulinecz, and he’s very hands on and such a fan of music. It’s not a job or a gig to him.
All Time Low performed covers of Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy at a small show in in Brisbane, Australia. A couple fan shot videos can be found below.
Hmm, according to Travis Barker’s Instagram story, he’s currently recording some Christmas music. No word on if he’s recording for Blink-182 or not, but here’s hoping for “Can’t Get You More Eggnog.”
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 is on the latest episode of Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter.
Sometimes the internet is good. Yesterday James Corden, Mark Hoppus, and Tom DeLonge all weighed in on the proper way to say “Blink-182.”
Blink-182 are selling a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds going to California wildfire relief.
Some fan shot footage of Travis Barker performing the end of “Violence” blindfolded at Blink-182’s Vegas show earlier this week has been uploaded to Twitter.
Blink-182 and Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World are featured on the upcoming Steve Aoki album.
Yung Pinch has released a hip-hop cover of Blink-182’s “I Miss You.”
Travis Barker has announced he’ll be back to performing with Blink-182 this month.
Mark Hoppus has tweeted out a bunch of early lyrics from Blink-182’s untitled album.
The latest lullaby album from Sparrow Sleeps is a rendition of Blink-182’s California. It’s called Cali-snore-nia, it’s available here, and you can stream the lullaby version of “Bored to Death.”