TDP Music News: Blink-182 Unlikely to Release New Music by Early Summer

Blink-182For all Blink-182 fans looking forward to a possible follow-up to the band’s 2012 EP Dogs Eating Dogs, it seems as though this dreams may not come true as soon as once thought. According to past interviews and information from the band’s members, Blink-182 should have begun to record their next album already, but it has become evident that guitarist Tom Delonge, bassist Mark Hoppus, and drummer Travis Barker have failed to meet up in the studio yet.

In a recent interview with Noisey, Barker expressed that meeting and attempting to record new music with Hoppus and Delonge has been a “challenge,” but regardless, he can’t wait set a time to hit the studio that works for all of them. Barker hopes that the band can still meet up to record before playing the Reading and Leeds music festivals this summer. Despite his confidence in that there will be a follow-up record in the near future, Barker didn’t necessarily show full confidence as to if Blink would be able to release new music as soon as late spring/ early summer like originally planned. Check out part of the interview below:

Are there any ideas of where you’re going musically with the Blink stuff, I know you are doing Reading and Leeds so originally there was talk of that deadline?
I definitely wanted new stuff, it’s just not everything worked out to where in the band could be available to record new stuff, so it’s been kind of a challenge.

How much does it keep music fresh for you then, to be able to do all these different projects?
When I was home, I played on a Rusko song, I played on something for Datsik, I played on a bunch of albums all week long because the end of the day, man, Blink, you gotta have three people that are all willing to record and write music at the same time. If it can’t happen, that can’t be the end of the world for me. I gotta have other stuff to do or I would fucking claw my eyes out. So being with the Transplants, working on my solo album, until the stars align for Blink to be in the studio I gotta just stay busy. We’re supposed to go in before Reading or Leeds sometime so hopefully it happens.

Check out the full interview here:

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