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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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.

HMNIM: The HMNIM Code

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Mark blogged:

– — .-. . .- -.. – …. .. … -.– — ..- -. . . -.. – — ..- -. -.. . .-. … – .- -. -.. — — .-. … . -.-. — -.. .

-… .-.. .. -. -.- -….- .—- —.. ..—

Can you crack Mark’s code?  Join the team in our forum!

HMNIM: Spin Magazine Article

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Mark posted his reaction to the Spin Magazine article on his blog:

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Spin Magazine just wrote an article about how we should receive some of the $787 billion stimulus package to stop recording and “save them the trouble of reforming for one subpar album.” Come on, one subpar album? More like “SEVERAL TERRIBLY subpar albums…”

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HMNIM: Tom Should Dig These

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Mark blogged:

Saw these on highsnobiety this morning. BBC/Ice Cream’s new high-tops with a space theme on the canvas. AND Super’s new Space Sunglasses. Rad.

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HMNIM: Timeline

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Mark posted a brief comment on the new MTV Article on his blog:

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The past four years have been very strange…