Blink-182 Apparently to Feature on Posthumous XXXTentacion Album

According to Sounds Music Group CEO, Solomon Sobande, Blink-182, Lil Wayne, Lil Nas X, and many more will be featured on the posthumous release from XXXTentacion:

There’s a healthy amount. Tory Lanez and Mavado; there’s a country song featuring Lil Nas X. One of the most surprising is Blink-182 — one of Jah’s favorite bands.

I’m not sure if this is a Travis Barker feature, or if the entire band is on a track, but to say this is disappointing to see would be an understatement.

The Simple Brilliance of Colleen Green’s Cover of Blink-182’s ‘Dude Ranch’

Lindsay Zoladz, writing at The Ringer:

In her hands, the juvenile potty humor comes off less as a defining factor of the record than a defense mechanism, as if Hoppus and DeLonge have suddenly realized how emotionally raw some of these songs are and felt a nervous impulse to distract the listener with comic relief. Great covers help you see familiar source material from new angles. I used to think Dude Ranch was Blink’s most gleefully immature record. Now I hear it as their most vulnerable.

I enjoyed this article and look at this album. As I wrote in last week’s newsletter, these songs hold up surprisingly well in this setting.

Mark Hoppus Interviewed on 97X

Mark Hoppus sat down with 97X to talk about Blink-182’s new album and mentioned that at one point they thought of leaving the album untitled, again:

We’d originally not wanted to call it anything, and were maybe thinking about just not titling it at all – but we already did that once, so we didn’t know if we should call it ‘Extra Untitled’ or what. So we’re like ‘let’s just call this what number album this is’, and depending on which you think is our first album and which you include, this is nine.

Blink-182’s Peter Pan Complex

Alan Siegel, writing at The Ringer:

The story of Enema of the State, however, isn’t solely one about Blink-182’s big break. It’s also, like much of the most memorable pop music from 1999, about the perfect marriage of artist and producer as well as the profound influence of MTV. And yes, the tale contains plenty of gratuitous nudity.

This is a fun piece.

Mark Hoppus Explains ‘NINE’ Title

Mark Hoppus confirmed on Reddit the meaning behind Blink-182’s new album title:

NINE. this is our ninth album, as decided by me and travis. some count buddha, some not. some count the mark tom and travis show. some count greatest hits. some count dogs eating dogs. i’m counting buddha, cheshire cat, dude ranch, enema of the state, toypaj, untitled, neighborhoods, califronia, and now NINE. nine is also the number of universal love. and the number of uranus. remember to like and smash that subscribe button, or whatever it is the kids say now.

Lil Wayne Cuts Set Short, May Be Leaving Blink-182 Tour

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.”