Barker tells The Blast, “When I found out a 20 year old man was trying to get in touch with my 13 year old daughter by filling her Instagram messages with party invites and compliments I was disgusted.”
Barker continues, “That’s predatory behavior and there is nothing cool, normal or ok about it at all.”
This does not appear to be the first time something like this has happened.
As to whether the songs with Barker will feature on their new album, expected to drop later this year, Origliasso could not confirm or deny.
“I would like to say yes, we would love to have some of those tracks make this record… those songs are sick,” she said.
“It’s sort of deciding whether those songs will go on a Veronicas record or whether they’ll go on a side project release because John was loving it.”
Chris Payne, writing at Billboard:
There’s a song that we refer to as “Paris” that’s really awesome. It was actually a beat I made for Juice WRLD and before I ever got in the studio with him, I played it randomly, and Mark [Hoppus] said, “Oh what are you working on?” They were like, “Whoa, we really like this.” And it morphed into a Blink song. It’s probably our favorite right now.
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.
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.