DeLonge Talks New blink-182

2010-08-30 by Jom STAFF | 105 Comments
Never at a loss for words, blink-182's Atticus-donning guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has gone on record saying that the forthcoming new blink album hasn't been completed yet, but that listeners can speculate as to what it will sound like based on his, bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus', and drummer Travis Barker's sideprojects [Box Car Racer, +44, Angels and Airwaves, etc.]. DeLonge also claims that the band is "getting along better than [they] ever have before."

In an interview with Rock Radio at Leeds, on the anniversary of friend DJ-AM's death, DeLonge states:

The band seems to have doubled or tripled in size since the breakup. It's explosive, it's electric, [and] we don't need to do any work on it.

I feel like a little kid full of wonder. I can't comprehend the size of these shows. We're getting along better than we ever have, and there's a confidence there now. We love what we do and we know we do it pretty well.

[The new record] will be very modern, relevant, fast and fun. It'll be a mixture of drum ’n bass, indie rock and stadium rock. I can't say we've done that before, but you can see the tip of the iceberg on the last record [2003's self-titled].

Anyone who listens to my band Angels and Airwaves will know where I sit musically. If you imagine that, mixed in with what the other guys do in their spare time, you get it. It's going to be a really great collaboration of the best of three different genres of music.


The band is currently touring Europe, and although DeLonge has been grateful for the European concert-goers' energy, it's nothing like tours in the United States. He justifies this by saying:

We brought the big stage set, but we had to cut it back a bit. There's a very big, heavy and complex rigging system we used when Travis is flying about on his drumset. We built a new one here and we're pretty much able to do what we want, but it's still not what we did in the States.

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2010
31821 Comments


YES


(right?)

Epilogue
August 30th 2010
1729 Comments


drumnbass

SpinLightTwo
August 30th 2010
1050 Comments


Will be interesting at least.

Apollo
August 30th 2010
10681 Comments


nice, this could have some potential

thunder15
August 30th 2010
627 Comments


can't take anything he says about unreleased albums seriously. remember AVA guysssssssssssss

Spec
August 30th 2010
36096 Comments


Uh Oh, ego's are shooting up.

climactic
August 30th 2010
22533 Comments


Eh, the description sounds pretty stupid.

MUNGOLOID
August 30th 2010
4522 Comments


sounds cool.

AmericnZero02
August 30th 2010
3752 Comments


^I can, I like AVA. I'm pumped for this.

KILL
August 30th 2010
81241 Comments


better be dick jokes

crowing51
August 30th 2010
3505 Comments


Finally!! Took them long enough.

sparkz
August 30th 2010
25 Comments


It'll be a mixture of drum ’n bass, indie rock and stadium rock?!
oh man this could be great or a complete fail. And I gotta say, failure sounds more accurate right now. Put a single out already!

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 30th 2010
36500 Comments


he basically told us nothing.

if you listen to everything that anyone in the band has ever done before, it might be a combination of some or most of that? wut?

also, this:

Anyone who listens to my band Angels and Airwaves will know where I sit musically. If you imagine that, mixed in with what the other guys do in their spare time, you get it.

what a fucking egotistical prick.

Digging: Slaughter Beach, Dog - At The Moonbase

Apollo
August 30th 2010
10681 Comments


I. WANNA FUK A DOG IN THE ASS. WANNA FUK A DOG IN THE ASS.

Obfuscation24
August 30th 2010
3939 Comments


meh don't really care tbh

KILL
August 30th 2010
81241 Comments


i dont wana urinate on myselfffffff

JWT155
August 30th 2010
14698 Comments


It would be nice, to get a blow job, it would be nice, to get a blow job, it would be nice, to get a blow job, it would be nice to get a blow job from your mom.

KILL
August 30th 2010
81241 Comments


nah that song sucks

JWT155
August 30th 2010
14698 Comments


Then go start a nudest colony with Mark lol

zuzek
August 30th 2010
838 Comments


How the fuck is your album 'relevant' DeLonge. At least put in a little effort to sound genuine.

Satellite
August 30th 2010
26480 Comments


"The new record will be very modern, relevant..."

lololololololololololdouche

Slobo
August 30th 2010
142 Comments


Delonge may be the Tom Cruise of punk rock but I've loved everything these guys have ever put out. I think my brains just tuned to automatically appreciate anything they do regardless of quality. So excited

AliW1993
August 30th 2010
7511 Comments


Looking forward to this, but I expect it to be bad unfortunately and that description doesn't really raise my hopes.

climactic
August 30th 2010
22533 Comments


better be dick jokes [2]

Imperial
August 30th 2010
1906 Comments


Anyone remember when Tom Delonge said that Angels & Airwaves would be revolutionary? but in the end it turned out to be a glorified U2 with far less talent at that. I don't think he understands that he's not that great of a musician, he just happened to be at the right place at the right time. He thinks his niche is music...sorry Tom your Niche is immature and simplistic pop-punk songs...deal with it. "I WANNA FUK A DOG IN THE ASS"

Motiv3
August 30th 2010
9030 Comments


calling it right now: this will be an epic fail.

Tulannical
August 30th 2010
2051 Comments


if it's anything like the self titled i'll be happy

climactic
August 30th 2010
22533 Comments


I don't think he knows what drum n' bass is.

Dunpeal
August 30th 2010
4412 Comments



dick jokes better be

Slum
August 30th 2010
2580 Comments


The less AVA in this, the better.

ANewTypeOfPunk
August 30th 2010
736 Comments


yessss I love blink.

Can't wait [2]

SharkEthic
August 30th 2010
585 Comments


The less AVA in this, the better. [2]

Skimaskcheck
August 30th 2010
2364 Comments


they were pretty good this weekend, very funny

Foxhound
August 30th 2010
4571 Comments


gona be not good

Fugue
August 30th 2010
7371 Comments


Gonna be a 5.

steveosk8s
August 30th 2010
135 Comments


drum and bass? hey tom, we already have a shitty band that happened when rock and dnb tried to mix. it's called pendulum, and they suck.


don't do that.

Fort23
August 30th 2010
3763 Comments


oh my god this is going to suck im so excited

Digging: MC Money & Gangsta Gold - Da Hard Ov Frayser

Scoot
August 30th 2010
20365 Comments


"Anyone who listens to my band Angels and Airwaves will know where I sit musically"

In a tub of feces?

Digging: Growth (AUS) - The Smothering Arms Of Mercy

VheissuCrisis
Emeritus
August 30th 2010
1387 Comments


Pretty stoked for this after seeing them at Leeds fest. DeLonge's a funny guy, fuck the haters.

Skybreaker
August 30th 2010
622 Comments


fucking dammit, I was looking for this to brighten my shitty day but he gives us no new info

I guess i'll go watch the new Bring Me the Horizon video again, that's full of laughs.

nash1311
August 30th 2010
2004 Comments


i'm sure i'll enjoy this. i can't not. agreed with Slobo. Travis himself will make this enjoyable.

loveisamixtape
August 30th 2010
9646 Comments


excited.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2010
32292 Comments


drum and bass? hey tom, we already have a shitty band that happened when rock and dnb tried to mix. it's called pendulum, and they suck.


Dear god, never use Pendulum as your only example of drum & bass


sniper
August 30th 2010
19075 Comments


If this album isn't the sex I will kill myself.

Please tell mom this is Tom Delonge's fault.

sniper
August 30th 2010
19075 Comments


Or it will rule. You never know.

sniper
August 30th 2010
19075 Comments


I'm guessing I do. I've been listening to blink for like ten years.

Mordecai.
August 30th 2010
8400 Comments


self-titled part 2 or gtfo

dopefiend67
August 31st 2010
31 Comments


im excited but im not holdin my breath.the 2003 self titled was not amazing by any standards.and he motions that itll be a child of that album.bad decision.i totally miss the enema of the state years.even earlier.they were phenominal but now theyre on the road to average.

sniper
August 31st 2010
19075 Comments


The s/t is definitely their best album dude

loveisamixtape
August 31st 2010
9646 Comments


st is their best without a doubt. mature blink is good blink.

I just want to hear a damn song.

loveisamixtape
August 31st 2010
9646 Comments


definitely going to review it as well.

btw chan, your simple plan review made me lol soooooo hard

loveisamixtape
August 31st 2010
9646 Comments


it is definitely their best.

TOYPAJ is a close second. specially Anthem Part 2

sniper
August 31st 2010
19075 Comments


But it has too many amazing songs to not be their best. Plus Easy Target is awesome.

LepreCon
August 31st 2010
5471 Comments


Threw up in my mouth a little bit while reading this. I just came in from a gig, I'm amazed I'm spelling everything correctly.

Mordecai.
August 31st 2010
8400 Comments


asthenia, stockholm syndrome and here's your letter automatically qualify it as their best.

sniper
August 31st 2010
19075 Comments


And the rest of the tracks.

botb
August 31st 2010
14218 Comments


i'm excited but i'm scared it's going to be shitty

LightningJ
August 31st 2010
120 Comments


FINALLY some news on new Blink! Oh wait, there isn't a song? FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--

But I am glad to hear the band is getting along well. Sounds like the songwriting is coming as a natural process, not like they said, "Okay, let's get some damn songs made..."

Winsomniac
August 31st 2010
8780 Comments


It'll be a mixture of drum ’n bass, indie rock and stadium rock


Wait, what?

Sheeple9000
August 31st 2010
1349 Comments


STADIUM RAWK !!

Winsomniac
August 31st 2010
8780 Comments


Basically, andcas. Basically.

Awesomesauce
August 31st 2010
1091 Comments


Sounds fucking ridiculous to me.

sniper
August 31st 2010
19075 Comments


Sounds like awesomesauce to me, idk man.

Awesomesauce
August 31st 2010
1091 Comments


Interesting if true.

LeCarlos
August 31st 2010
24 Comments


"drum ’n bass, indie rock and stadium rock"

lolololololol

Titan50
August 31st 2010
4588 Comments


If it's anything like their self-titled, I'll explode in my pants

In a good way

KILL
August 31st 2010
81241 Comments


dude ranch is their best and this is coming from a true blink fan

Titan50
August 31st 2010
4588 Comments


blink-182
Enema Of The State
Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Dude Ranch
Cheshire Cat

This is not up for debate

KILL
August 31st 2010
81241 Comments


stfu i was there before they started painted their fingernails black and singing about feelings it goes dude ranch cheshire cat the rest are all equally meh

supertouchox2
August 31st 2010
1062 Comments


"drum ’n bass, indie rock and stadium rock"



sounds shit.

Willie
Moderator
August 31st 2010
18888 Comments


Fuck yeah! This is going to change music forever!

TheStarclassicTreatment
August 31st 2010
2910 Comments


Don't really see why everyone seems so shocked by his description of what it'll sound like; it makes total sense.

Phantom
August 31st 2010
9006 Comments


I'm still interested but it's taking too long, so by the time it eventually surfaces I may have given up.

TheStarclassicTreatment
August 31st 2010
2910 Comments


BEST AVATAR EVER! ^

TheStarclassicTreatment
August 31st 2010
2910 Comments


BEST AVATAR EVER! ^

killrobotmusic
August 31st 2010
675 Comments


This should be interesting. Nothing like nostalgia.

bloc
August 31st 2010
64367 Comments


I have mad love for this band, but after reading this I am a bit worried.

DiceMan
August 31st 2010
7067 Comments


I can't wait for him to make an album sounding exactly like green day.

Counterfeit
August 31st 2010
17837 Comments


cant get into s/t

Uranium
August 31st 2010
7549 Comments


"Anyone who listens to my band Angels and Airwaves will know where I sit musically"

Uhhhhh.

synergy
August 31st 2010
151 Comments


hopefully it wont be too long

Furik
August 31st 2010
64 Comments


i doubt we'll hear anything new for quite a while.

bab808
November 2nd 2010
456 Comments


hope it goes in the direction of their self-titled. that one's fuckin amazing

qwe3
November 2nd 2010
21814 Comments


YEAHHHHHH

lensman319
January 13th 2011
66 Comments


That didn't sound promising at all...

crowing51
January 13th 2011
3505 Comments


He lied this will never happen lol

efX20
February 5th 2011
65 Comments


If they fail, it's gonna be a big letdown at least for me. I think they shouldve stopped with the Self Titled.. What a good way to go huh?

KILL
February 5th 2011
81241 Comments


better be dick jokes

Counterfeit
February 5th 2011
17837 Comments


better be srs

KILL
February 5th 2011
81241 Comments


not blinks strong point

Counterfeit
February 5th 2011
17837 Comments


yeah it is

KILL
February 5th 2011
81241 Comments



cant get into s/t

thats me boy

loveisamixtape
April 6th 2011
9646 Comments


IS THIS EVER GOING TO FUCKING HAPPEN OR

Josh D.
April 7th 2011
16284 Comments


Lol, pass.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
April 7th 2011
57526 Comments


It will be out in the summer apparently
They kicked ass live

Digging: Bladee x ECCO2K - Remote Utopias

SloppyMilkshake
April 7th 2011
981 Comments


HEY GUIZ JUST A LITTLE LONGER AND WE'LL FINALLY BE DONE WITH THIS ALBUM THAT'LL SOUND JUST LIKE everyotheralbumyou'veeverheard...

But really. In my group of friends these guys are viewed as "classics", so I'm only left to assume that anybody over the age of 12 that still listens to Blink does so for the nostalgic factor.

qwe3
April 7th 2011
21814 Comments


blink 182 are a good pop band i don't understand why you can't understand that people over the age of twelve like pop

kris.
April 7th 2011
15504 Comments


are you a faggot sloppy blink is legit

climactic
April 7th 2011
22533 Comments


too legit

kris.
April 7th 2011
15504 Comments


too fukin legit to quit

SloppyMilkshake
April 7th 2011
981 Comments


I love good pop music. Not obnoxious, generic three chord, flacid pop punk. It's just grating to me. And that's coming from somebody who loves Earth.

erasedcitizen
April 7th 2011
716 Comments


How is blink obnoxious? I mean aside from their rl personalities. They make pretty genuine music.

SloppyMilkshake
April 7th 2011
981 Comments


The lyrics and the vocals. I mean, I already dislike pop punk (correction, 90's pop punk) and the vocals and lyrics in Blink are kind of the thing that genre is made of.

kris.
April 7th 2011
15504 Comments


go away

bab808
May 11th 2011
456 Comments


dude 90s pop punk > post 2004 poppunk. gtfo



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