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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“aaahhhhhs” In Place Of The “oooooooos”

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Mark tweeted:

Hey blink-182! We in the studio tomorrow? Hit me back on the two-way pager! I want to play some bass and write a bridge on that new one

Oh yeah, and I gotta sing those “aaahhhhhs” in place of the “oooooooos.”

I Look Just Like Buddy Holly Let Me Out

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Is a blink-182/Weezer tour a possibility? According to absolutepunk.net, maybe:

Rumor has it that Weezer will be supporting Blink-182 during their North American arena tour this August through October.

Would you like to see them share the stage or do you hope this stays a rumor? Discuss it with us in our forum!

HMNIM: The Car That Never Showed

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Mark tells his Grammy night story on his blog:

The other day I saw an article that Spin wrote about paying blink to not record a subpar new album, and I made a joke saying we were actually going to have SEVERAL bad albums. Then yesterday I saw a very kind clarification of the article, saying that we really did rock, but that at the Grammy’s we looked like we were all in a shotgun wedding. Awesome, and thank you. It was a completely amazing and hectic night, and to be honest, we almost didn’t make it.

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Blink-182’s Morse Code Mystery Revealed By Mark Hoppus

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Mark translated the HMNIM Code for MTV News:

Blink-182’s Morse Code Mystery Revealed By Mark Hoppus

Is Hoppus’ blog message meaningful, or just messing with fans?

If you’re an obsessive Blink-182 fan (like some of us around here are), then you probably check out Mark Hoppus’ blog on a daily basis.

And if you’re a Blink-182 fan who’s obsessed with all things viral and mysterious (like some of us here), well, then you probably lost your mind on Tuesday.

That’s when Hoppus posted a series of dots and dashes on his blog, Hi My Name Is Mark, setting off an online stampede that had fans pulling out their hair (and their pocket translators). Were the marks actually some form of MIDI notes? Did they contain hidden information about Blink’s much-anticipated new album? Was this some sort of throwback to Coldplay’s X&Y Baudot code thingamajig?

Just what was Hoppus trying to tell us?!?!

Well, as it turns out, he was mostly just messing with us. See, the dots and dashes were Morse code, and when fans plugged them into online translators, they got some form of the following message: “TREADTEINUNEEDTUNDERTANDRECDETLINKTAETII” Clever fans began picking the string of letters apart, and what they discovered had them slapping their foreheads.

Hoppus publishes on WordPress, which converted some of his dots and/or dashes into characters and/or hyphens, therefore mucking the whole thing up a bit, but roughly translated, the message seemed to say, “To Read This, You Need To Understand Morse Code. Blink-182.”

Now, not only is that brilliant, it’s also hilarious. But, was Hoppus’s Morse Mystery all just an elaborate prank? To find out, we shot him an e-mail, saying we were confounded and slightly amazed by the whole thing. And he replied with the following:

“Awesome. It says something like, ‘To read this you need to understand Morse code. Blink-182.’ “

So, there you have it, Blink obsessives. Straight from the man himself. Feel free to return to your normal lives. Or, you know, your semi-normal ones.

SPIN Responds To Mark’s Response

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Ellen Carpenter speaks again:

Mark Hoppus Responds to SPIN Editor’s Blog

Ellen Carpenter’s plan to prevent a blink-182 reunion enraged fans — and possibly Mark Hoppus himself.

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On his website, blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus responded to something I posted in a blog yesterday. I had blithely suggested that his band receive a slice of the economic stimulus package so they wouldn’t have to reunite and release one subpar album.

Hoppus was adamant: “More like SEVERAL TERRIBLY subpar albums,” he corrected me.

Here, I must take issue.

Blink-182 are well above par. As scores of their outraged fans were quick to remind me, this band does indeed rock — and did for twelve years and seven albums. My (light-hearted) suggestion was not prompted by the quality of their catalogue, but the shotgun-wedding looks on their faces when they announced reunion plans onstage at this year’s Grammy Awards. Shifty body language, monotone speech, and daunting medical bills do not augur a labor of love (as opposed to the vibe I got two years ago when I interviewed an infectiously enthusiastic Tom DeLonge about his second Angels & Airwaves album).

Still, blink fans seem more than psyched enough to make up for such minor misgivings. (Particularly the guy who threatened an “official” boycott unless I offered a formal apology — although it wasn’t clear if it was supposed to be made to him or the band.)

If such outcry can be considered a mandate, I propose we amend the stimulus package and re-dedicate blink’s share of the stimulus package to some other worthy cause. Like Elton John’s Jane Austin-era sci-fi movie Pride and Predator. Period costumes and animatronic aliens aren’t cheap, you know.

MTV: Remember The Blink-182 Announcement That Rocked ‘TRL’

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From mtv.com:

This week marks the four-year anniversary of the day Blink-182 announced they were going on “indefinite hiatus.”

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Needless to say, it’s been a pretty eventful break for Blink’s members. In fact, Travis Barker, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus seem to have made just as many headlines while they were apart as they did were when they were together — something we discovered while compiling our Blink-182 hiatus timeline yesterday.

Of course, we all know how the story ends: with a triumphant reunion at the Grammys and a brand-new album in the works for the summer. That means that we can look back on the past four years fondly. After all, it’s rare when a story of this magnitude gets wrapped up with such a neat little bow.

We’ve been digging through our archives for some key Blink material, and as luck would have it, we came across this gem from February 22, 2005, the day the Blink hiatus was announced live on “TRL.”

It’s a pretty amazing moment, and not just because of the audience’s reaction (shrieks of horror!). At the time, things seemed pretty hopeless, but as we all know now, there’s a happy ending. So, take a gander at the clip, and marvel at the sheer SuChin-ity of it all. It was an amazing time, indeed.

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