According to multiple reports on Twitter, Lil Wayne cut his set short tonight after only a few songs, said the crowd wasn’t for him, and apparently he may be leaving the tour with Blink-182.
I’ll update this post with more information as it comes in.
Update: A video of Lil Wayne’s speech has been uploaded online. No word official announcement has been made from either Blink-182 or Lil Wayne’s camp so far.
Update #2: Lil Wayne has announced on Twitter that he will not be leaving the tour, writing, “Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour! I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182.”
Blink-182 have added All Time Low to the rescheduled Ohio tour date.
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182’s new Reverb shop is now live.
Travis Barker is the latest guest on Kerwin Frost’s show. He talks about Blink-182 possibly releasing an EP later this year, and that will be the release that has the song the band did with Lil Uzi Vert and Pharrell Williams on it.
Blink-182 talked with Forbes:
“Adam’s Song” still resonates a lot with me. I still struggle with dark times and that song is a statement about that. Going back and replaying all these songs and relearning these songs I still feel like they’re a statement as relevant today as it was back then. I feel like Enema Of The State was really when Blink found its legs and found our sound with the addition of Travis. Jerry Finn being our producer really helped us focus and try and write great songs instead of just trying to write fast songs. And it felt like everybody was really firing. I look back to the rehearsal spot in San Diego we wrote this record in and everybody came in every single day with just throwing ideas out, “What about this? What about this?” And it was everybody’s best work at the same time. So I love it.
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 is auctioning off a bass for charity. He will also be launching a Reverb shop on July 8th.
Proceeds from the auction, which ends on July 8, will benefit The Trevor Project — the leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Mark will also donate an additional $5,000 on top of the winning bid.
I want one.
Blink-182 dedicated “Alien’s Exist” to Tom DeLonge at their first Enema of the State performance over the weekend.
Blink-182 have shared their new song “Happy Days.” The song is also up on all streaming services and the album will be coming in September. Look for the band on Zane Lowe’s show a little later today.
Blink-182 have rescheduled their Columbus, Ohio show to September 22nd due to “production delays.”
Blink-182 have released a video, that they shot on Monday, for their new song “Generational Divide.” The song is also available on all streaming services.
There’s a clip of new Blink-182 music in their Instagram story.
Travis Barker of Blink-182 talked with Yahoo about his recent health scares.
A new image for what looks like an album/single cover for Blink-182 has been found on the internets. The artwork was done by Ric Clayton. With the band teasing a new music video on social media this week, it looks like we may be getting something soon.
Blink-182 talked with Alt 98.7 and confirmed they want to release a couple more songs before the tour starts, the first songs they wrote for the album were really dark and aggressive and in the writing process have leaned more toward the experimental ones that came next.
Blink-182 were on KROQ this morning. They announced they’ll be playing a secret show on June 20th somewhere in California, but no tickets will be available for purchase, you can only win them via the radio station. Their new album is “really close” to being done, they’ve been tweaking things and writing new songs they like that they want to add recently, but it’ll be out within “couple of” months and they’ll be continuing to “release things” (I’m assuming other/more music) even after the album is out.
Mark’s the best at Mario Kart, Travis doesn’t like video games that much, and Matt is hanging upside in a coffin somewhere.
Mark Hoppus will be auctioning off a bass guitar, matching the donation, and donating the money to the Trevor Project.
Blink-182 have announced they’ll be playing Enema of the State in full on their upcoming tour.
Tom DeLonge sat down with Rolling Stone for a new interview:
I think Angels and Airwaves has always been a little bit ahead of its time. For a kid that grew up on a band like the Ramones like me, these are complex sounds and compositions. I remember that a lot of my fan base wasn’t totally ready for it, because they were still mourning over the fact that I wasn’t playing with Blink at the time. But I tend to realize that everything I’ve done in my life is about five years ahead of its time. It would make a lot of sense that people would revisit what I was doing now and say, “Oh, I kind of get it.” That tends to be the curve that I’m on with everything I do.
Mark Hoppus was interviewed on KROQ and shared that they’re going to release the new album this summer, but don’t know the exact date quite yet. In an Instagram Live Q&A over the weekend he mentioned there could an announcement later this week and that “All The Small Things” was originally called “Babycakes Buttermuffin.”
It’s “possible” that Blink-182 “might” play some Enema of the State shows this summer. “Maybe.”