Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus says new album will be “completely weird”


Blink-182 has left Chicago with a collective pop-punk bated breathe. Due to a persistent health issue with drummer Travis Barker following a car accident, the iconic band pulled out of last year’s Riot Fest last yearand other festival dates in the midwest as they closed out the touring cycle for their latest album ‘California’. So when are we going to get this new Blink music and what might it sound like?

“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” Hoppus explained to Kerrang. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”

So the guys are in similar place to where they were with their 2003 ‘Blink 182’ album? Oh this should be good, as that was one of the band’s most progressive albums.

Meanwhile, current Blink member Matt Skiba has been busy with his other band, you know, one of the best bands out of Chicago, Alkaline Trio. They just wrapped a 4-night run of sold-out shows at the Metro and delivered one of our most memorable sessions in the Lounge. Watch it below, where Skiba revealed the pace of work on the new Blink album.