Travis Talks New Album On The Red Carpet

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On the red carpet of the Grammy’s, Travis Barker spoke to E! News about the up-coming blink-182 record.

The most notable things to take from this little interview is that the band have written 26 songs for the album, and that it’s going to be released this summer.

Now 26 songs written could include the 16 scrapped songs Travis referred to earlier in the week, but Travis also stated a while ago that there could be a double album, so who knows!

Why not speculate with us on our forums?!

Video of the interview can be found here –

Travis Interview with KX 93.5

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Highlights:

70-80% done with the album

Best work in a decade since untitled

John Feldmann Producing

Matt has been a greater fit than he originally thought

They trashed the original 16 songs they wrote and started over

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Studio Updates

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So over the past week the guys have been busy in the studio with John Feldmann working on the new album. They have been posting updates via Instagram and Snapchat.
Heres a collection of their posts:

 

 

 

Studioing😫 📷by @robertnoise #blink182 #GTBMX

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@fenderguitar #VI #barritone 💙

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JOHN FELDMANN IN THE STUDIO

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It seems John Feldmann (producer, lead guitarist and vocalist from Goldfinger) has been in the studio with blink-182. Mark Hoppus posted this picture on his twitter stating –

“In the studio for 14 hours today and drank so much coffee I’ll never sleep again.”

Now potentially he could just be popping in – we’ve had other people be involved in the process without much information, like Tim Armstrong, but pictured like this it suggests he has more involvement. He could be producing the record, or mixing some of the tracks! who knows!

John Feldmann has done a lot of production work, with artists like The Used, Good Charlotte, All Time Low, Goldfinger, Mest, 5 Seconds of Summer and many others.

Are you excited about this potential development? discuss it with us on our forums! 

IS THIS A NEW BLINK SONG?!

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A short while ago, Fender invited Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba to test out their new amp series. There has been a few short videos with clips of various musicians talking about the amp and using it.

They recently released this video where there is footage of Mark and Matt playing something together… which is not a blink-182 or Alkaline Trio song we recognise.

It starts at 1 minute and 33 seconds.

Could this possibly be one of the new songs?! what do you think of it? why don’t you join us on the forums and discuss it with us!

STUDIO ROUND UP DEC 12 – 18

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There’s been a lot of little snippets about the studio over the past week! We’ve had Travis posting snapchats from the studio –

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We’ve had Mark talk about bass recording on his instagram account –

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“I thought this would live safe and protected on a wall but now it has become the main recording bass for this album. Today I am play the bass. Fender Jaguar with Seymour Duncan quarter pound pickups in my flipped configuration. Ernie Ball super slinky bass strings. Mediocre bass player who drives it.”


We’ve had Travis’s drum tech posting a lot about being in the studio, equipment on the drums and just general positivity… not to mention lots of Star Wars stuff.

And finally today Travis posted an instagram post about being in the studio with Matt, Mark and Tim Armstrong. Which is something else to take away from this week of updates –

Tim Armstrong has been in the studio with them a lot. Now he could just be visiting for the week, he could be there because he’s helping out a little on the record… or maybe he’s producing it? we haven’t heard any specifics about a producer but we do know that the band wanted to go back to having a producer in the studio, and now that they have a new member it’s a whole new world in the studio so a producer seems like a damn good idea. What are your thoughts? why not discuss it with us on the forums!