Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:06 PM
Serious question: How did this article get printed in The Atlantic? Of all the Blink-182 think pieces that came out over the last few days (Grantland's is pretty good), this one takes the cake as the strangest.
The truly gutting thing about the situation is that—say it aint so—we might be witnessing the break-up of one of the greatest gay love stories in American culture. Okay, kidding. Tom Delonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker are not, as far as the public knows, gay. All of them have been married to women. But there have definitely been times when they pretended to be something other than strictly heterosexual.
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 09:51 PM
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 will be doing a DJ set at the upcoming Taking Back Tuesday.

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Jason Tate on 01/28/15 - 10:25 PM
Alternative Press has talked with Mark Hoppus of Blink-182.
We haven’t played a show with Matt yet, so it’s too soon to really say what goes beyond on that. We’re very optimistic and excited about the possibilities of continuing with Matt in some way. He’s a good friend, a great guitarist, a great singer. He has a really positive attitude. I think we’ve been friends for, what, 15 years? We don’t have anything booked beyond that, but we are hopeful and excited.
Jason Tate on 01/27/15 - 04:03 PM
The more news that comes out regarding this Blink-182 stuff, the more painful it gets to post about it. Last night Tom DeLonge posted on Twitter that "A year ago Mark and I spent a week on the phone with managers debating parting with Travis...don't pretend there isn't more to this story" -- that tweet has since been deleted. I'm trying to think of something to bring positivity to this situation but am drawing a blank. I guess ... rank some stuff or something. As I wrote on Facebook yesterday, one of the things that first drew me to this band was that it seemed like they were all friends just having fun together and playing crappy punk rock music. That carefree attitude was what I wished...
Jason Tate on 01/27/15 - 10:57 AM
Rolling Stone has talked with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink 182.
We're booked January 5th to go into the studio. On December 30th, we get an e-mail from Tom's manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he's out indefinitely. There's a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, "Tom. Is. Out." Direct quote. This is the exact same e-mail we got back in 2004 when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before.
Jason Tate on 01/26/15 - 07:51 PM
Another Update: We have received the following statement from Tom DeLonge's publicist.
Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182. “I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.

I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”

Update: Tom Delonge has made the following post on Facebook:
To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in... Apparently those releases were...
Jason Tate on 01/26/15 - 12:10 PM
Blink-182 with Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) will be playing the Musink Festival in March.

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Jason Tate on 01/26/15 - 11:42 AM
15 years ago today, Blink-182's "All The Small Things" was released as a single.
Jason Tate on 01/18/15 - 12:52 PM
Travis Barker was recently a guest on Onnit's Total Human Optimization Podcast talking about his workout trainings, challenges, and motivation. Listen in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/14/15 - 07:07 PM
Tom DeLonge has posted an excerpt from his upcoming Poet Anderson novel.
Jason Tate on 12/31/14 - 11:55 AM
Tom DeLonge has talked with NME, and says Blink-182 have "solved the puzzle" for how to release their new album.
"We've just started the conversation in the past couple of days of when/where and how to start recording," he said. "We've been kind of taking our time trying to figure out the best way to put the record out, you know. I think we just solved that puzzle a couple of weeks ago. I don’t think we have anything to prove. I think we have to just try and go into it and try to make the best album of our career and create a situation that’s really creative and conducive to that idea"
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:58 PM
Tom DeLonge recently talked with Gigwise.
I’m not totally sure how it’s going to work but the goal is to find an area or an environment that’s different and not just a normal studio to be together as were architect the songs and inspire each other in ways that we did back in that timeframe. I think if we can pull off those few things we’ll be in really really good shape. We’ve always done what we liked, and on the Untitled record there was a lot of debate where we thought our fans wouldn’t even like it, but I think we succeeded by sticking to what we wanted to do, and it turned out to be the one that the fans like the most.

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Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 12:16 PM
The Punk Rock Hillbilly's cover of Blink-182's "Pathetic" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/18/14 - 11:39 AM
Blink-182's Vannen Limited "Smiling Bones Watch" is now on sale.
Jason Tate on 12/14/14 - 06:54 PM
Speaking of podcasts ... Mark Hoppus' is now back with his first episode.
Jason Tate on 12/04/14 - 03:46 PM
Newbury Comics has launched pre-orders for a new vibrant blue vinyl pressing (/750) of Blink-182's Buddha.
Buddha's rough and punk yet cute, but also disgusting material, provides an early window into what we now know as a world wide phenomena.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/04/14 - 09:33 AM
Mark Hoppus has announced that "the return of the Hi My Name Is Mark Podcast is imminent."

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Jason Tate on 11/25/14 - 01:51 PM
Tony Thaxton (ex-Motion City Soundtrack) had Mark Hoppus on his podcast, Feliz Navipod, this week.

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Jason Tate on 11/24/14 - 12:00 PM
McBusted's new song "Hate Your Guts" featuring Blink-182's Mark Hoppus can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/18/14 - 11:24 AM
In a recent radio interview, Tom Delonge stated that Blink 182 have found a new partner to release their upcoming album.
We've been searching vigorously for a partner of how we're going to put that out. I literally think I got the last email last night, as far as signing this paperwork to say, "Okay, this is our partner." So, I can't announce anything yet, but next is all the scheduling of when and how, where and with whom we do it. So I think the goal is right after the holidays, we're going to be going pretty hardcore
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/17/14 - 02:26 PM
Blink-182 pillows? Those sure are cute.
Jason Tate on 11/08/14 - 03:11 PM
Mark Hoppus is the guest on this week's episode of the Get Up On This podcast.
Jason Tate on 11/05/14 - 11:31 PM
Christmas is coming. It's the time of the year when bands start releasing their ugly sweaters and other merch ... Blink-182's sweatshirt and t-shirt are now up for sale.
Jason Tate on 11/03/14 - 11:34 AM
Head to the replies to watch a mariachi band play their version of Blink 182's "Dammit." Brace yourself, because it's actually awesome.
Blake Solomon on 10/26/14 - 09:55 AM
Blink-182's "Lemmings" split with Swindle is being re-pressed.
Jason Tate on 10/21/14 - 04:56 PM
According to an interview with Travis Barker at LasVegasSun: next year he will release his second solo album, an EP with Hopsin, the new Blink 182 album, and The Transplants will release a cover album.

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Jason Tate on 10/20/14 - 12:42 PM
Amazon is reporting that Travis Barker's memoir has been given a release date of March 30th.
Jason Tate on 10/14/14 - 12:01 AM
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