blink-182 have been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, you read that correctly. A FREAKIN' GRAMMY! blink-182's back-to-their-roots record 'California' has been nominated for Best Rock Album ! In total blink-182 have received 10 nominations in the past for Kerrang!, MTV and Teens Choice awards (amongst others), but they have never been nominated for a Grammy - until now! THEY DID IT! Do you think blink-182 has what it takes to win this year? why not discuss it with us on our forums!

blink-182 big announcement November 6th?!

blink-182 are making a 'very special announcement' on Sunday November 6th, from 7pm. As this is the BBC, this probably means 7pm UK time, so for you USA fans thats 2pm EST or 11am PST. Now there's a very high probability that the announcement is the 'official' unveiling of the European tour. There has already been a few dates semi-announced for this, including Download Festival in France, which suggests they'll also be performing at the UK Download festival as well. It being the European tour would also make sense because they're announcing it on UK radio, and the image above (and posted in magazines) randomly states '2017',

blink-182 European Tour Dates!

blink-182 have previously mentioned that they would likely tour Europe next year during the summer. This seems to be true! as we are already starting to get blink-182 shows confirmed for the next year! blink-182 will be one of the headline acts for Nova Rock in Austria, the festival takes place from the 14th - 17th of June, 2017. Click here for info! They are also rumoured to be performing at Hurricane / Southside Festival (23rd - 25th of June) in Germany, which we will confirm soon. There are still some USA dates in December, but it looks like blink-182 are planning their big European tour! Who's excited?! Why

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California officially takes over the #1 album spot in the UK!

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Per OfficialCharts.com, blink-182 has officially taken, for the first time in the history of the band, had the #1 album in the United Kingdom.

The band released a statement:

 “We’re so excited and thankful to be Number 1 in the UK. This is the first time we have ever got a Number 1, and we are super thankful to all of you for supporting us.”

blink-182 also put out a video response through OfficialCharts.com similarly thanking the fans.  You can view that brief video on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

The ultimate California Survey!

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One of our forum regulars, Elevator, has created the ultimate “California” survey!

It is filled with questions about YOUR opinions on the new album! So far it has already surpassed 700 results! be a part of blink-182 history and take this survey! you never know, the results of this could be found by blink themselves! you’re views could be seen by the band!

The results will be announced on August 1st and we will keep you posted!

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE! 

John Feldmann Track by Track on FUSE!

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John Feldmann spoke to Fuse about the way the tracks on California came together and their meanings. We’re going to post some samples, but you can read the whole thing yourself here.

Cynical

We’re starting the album out with “This is who we are, this is what we’re doing.”

Bored To Death

My idea for the song was very much, “let’s throw everything and the kitchen sink at it.” Let’s do everything I can think of that reminds me of classic Blink: the guitar riffs, the kind of hip-hop/drum and bass songs, the half-time choruses like in “Stay Together For the Kids,” I had all these ideas and we threw them into one song with a classic Mark Hoppus lyric.

She’s Out Of Her Mind

It was song originally called “Orange County Girl.” Mark’s wife is from Orange County. We wanted to write a classic, no-brainer pop-punk song: major key, fun, happy, classic.

Los Angeles

I’d say “Los Angeles” is definitely the heaviest song on the record. We needed to experiment on the darker side of where Neighborhoods left off, where Blink-182 left off.

Sober

Mark wrote the lyrics about falling in love with his wife, being on the road, the dichotomy of having to perform and being wasted, that’s some of the most inopportune times…

Built This Pool

He played the song, the guitar came in, he said “Yeah I get it.” He played it once and was like “Is that it?” and we left it in.

No Future

My agenda was to have an album that was palatable for a generation of ADD kids. In the end, Travis was right. “No Future” could be my favorite song on the record.

Home Is Such A Lonely Place

We were talking about what the day is going to look like when we’ve had our families for so long, what’s going to happen when they leave? What are our lives going to look like when we built them around our children? He had this concept of our kids being gone. Everyone cried when we played it for them.

Kings Of The Weekend

We’ve all had day jobs and we all know what it’s like to have that day off to do what we want, this is that song.

Teenage Satellites

Mark had this idea of being kid and not knowing who you are, not having enough courage to say what you mean. That’s “Teenage Satellites.”

Left Alone

Matt Skiba really put up his hand and said “Let me take this one,” and came up with this epic chorus idea and chorus melody.

Rabbit Hole

As an adult, to go backwards and ask, “What was that first thought that caused me to go through this spiral of nothingness?” The idea of the song is “I’m not going to go down this rabbit hole of negative thinking.” That’s where the song started.

San Diego

The history of the song [is about] growing up in San Diego, having so many of their work partners being from San Diego and having a member who lives in San Diego who is no longer in the band…it was a song that Mark didn’t want to write.

The Only Thing That Matters

this is one that fits the bill of what Southern California pop-punk feels like when I was growing up.

California

We all liked the idea of writing a song about our state, where we live and love. To me it’s the most beautiful place in the world, this song was us giving credit to how lucky we are to have lived here and grown up here, raising families here, the whole thing.

Brohemian Rhapsody

that one came together from start to finish, from the inception to the mix, literally in nine minutes. It was over before it even started.

California is OUT NOW!

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CALIFORNIA IS OUT NOW!

Available at –

Amazon (US)  / Amazon (UK)

iTunes (US) / iTunes (UK)

Streaming available on Spotify and Apple Music

Discuss the album with us! 

Bored To Death Official Music Video RELEASED!

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blink-182 have just released the official music video for “Bored To Death” on their Vevo channel, check it out here –

To discuss the video and more, check out our forums!

blink-182 “Rabbit Hole” Out now!

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blink-182 have released another track from their album California, due to be released on July 1st, 2016.

“Rabbit Hole” is now available on iTunes and has a lyric video here –

Why not discuss the track with us on our forums?