Original Story (3/24): Blink-182 have finished their seventh studio album, their first in five years. It's a big deal because a) it's Blink-182 and b) it's their first release since founding guitarist Tom DeLonge left the band. It's all Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba now. Crazy, right?
That's not all. According to KROQ music director Lisa Worden, we'll hear a full song from the new trio next month. She said of the new music:
“I think any fan of Blink-182 is going to be ecstatic when they hear the music. I really do! It sounds like Blink-182 but it sounds like Blink in 2016. Lyrically it’s clever. I didn’t know what to expect."
“The music I heard rocks. It sounds like Blink but it’s not anything that we’ve heard before. For fans of the band, they’re going to be super happy with it. It starts with Travis’ unmistakable drumming—it’s just that signature Blink sound—you immediately know who it is...As a fan of the band for the last 20 years, I was so happy with what I heard. It was the band I’ve loved all these years. Mark singing the ballad was amazing. He sounded awesome.”