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New Blink Album Mastered – Single Release Imminent!

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According to Instagram posts from Travis and Matt, the new blink album has been mastered! This means the album should be more or less complete.

A release date of April 26th for a song titled “Bored to Death” popped up on All Access a couple days ago, although the posts has since been removed. Members of r/blink182 pointed out the song title is indeed on a song progress board spotted in the background of an in the studio photo from a while back (second from the top, “BRD 2 DTH”), adding validity to the All Access listing.

The fact that the album is now done, the listing has been removed, and the bio of blink social media accounts have all changed to “NEW MUSIC COMING SOON!” may indicate something might drop even sooner than that!

Stay tuned!

Travis Barker gets a residency at Hyde Bellagio

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Resident acts are all the rage now in Las Vegas, whether it’s Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn at Caesars Palace or Skrillex at the nightclubs at Wynn Las Vegas. Now add Travis Barker to the roster. The tattooed drummer for Blink-182 becomes Hyde Bellagio’s first resident act, starting on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Barker’s “Give the Drummer Some” residency promises to feature tracks from his same-named first solo album. Rolling Stone called Barker “punk’s first superstar drummer,” and he plans to bring a high-energy vibe during his show that combines different beats and genres on the drums and in the deejay booth.

“There are three things I love: Drumming, DJing and Vegas,” Barker says in a press statement. “I am stoked to be able to perform in Vegas on a regular basis and I look forward to my residency at Hyde.”

Barker’s other dates at Hyde include Sept. 5, Nov. 3, Jan. 2, 2016, Feb. 20, 2016, and March 19, 2016.

Source: http://latimes.com

Travis Barker Says Tom DeLonge Should ‘Man Up And Quit’ Band

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From alternativenation.net:

“Blink-182 is undeniably one of the most significant groups in pop-punk history. Recently, the “trio” gained quite a large amount of press attention as frontman Tom DeLonge was declared no longer a part of the band. The group are currently set to perform at the final day of the Musink festival with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba as Delonge’s replacement. You can click here to view the entire lineup and more info for the event. We recently spoke to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker about Tom DeLonge’s departure, his upcoming tattoo convention/music festival, and the future of the band. Check out Alternative Nation’s exclusive interview below.”

Travis Barker Speaks on Kroq about Musink, Tom, Future Of Blink-182 + More

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Travis Barker stopped by The Kevin & Bean Show to talk about the upcoming Musink Festival, the situation with Tom DeLonge, and future of Blink-182.

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“It’s kind of a different situation. We had agreed to do this show [Musink], we had planned this in November, or maybe even the end of October. We had all agreed to do it. It was concrete, Blink was headlining Sunday night and the day before New Year’s Eve we got an email saying ‘Tom indefinitely is taking a leave of absence for he doesn’t know how long, it could be forever. More than likely it’s forever and will not be doing anything Blink-related meaning live shows and recordings.”

“This is exactly how it went down 10 years ago too. No phone call from Tom, it was always his management just says ‘Don’t bug Tom, Tom’s out. Leave him alone,’” explained Barker. “It comes to the point where you can’t make anybody do anything.”

“I’m a more confrontational person. I’d rather talk to the source and work it out, figure it out. I don’t like playing tennis – you say this, I say that. It’s childish. That’s for like Housewives of Atlanta.”

“He’s [DeLonge] absolutely still my friend, it’s just he doesn’t want to play in a band. It’s like a chick. You’re not gonna make a chick that says ‘Hey I don’t want to see you indefinitely and I don’t know how long, I might not want to see you forever.’ You’re not going to be like ‘You get over here. You play with me right now.’ You need to give her her space, you need to let her go live… and it’s the same thing.”

“I juggle a lot of things outside of Blink. I record with tons of different artists, and I always seem to still know how to prioritize Blink. I still love Blink and it’s my #1 priority over everything that I do. But it’s like when you don’t have the same passion to make that your priority as well, it makes it hard to come together as 3 people when one person doesn’t care about it.”

Listen to the whole interview here!

Blink Rehearsals Underway

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Mark posted this image on his Instagram captioned “blink-182 rehearsals”. The band is having it’s first rehearsals with Matt Skiba taking place of Tom Delonge for their upcoming shows at Musink.