Blink 182 Eyes Summer Release For New Album
Pop/punk trio Blink 182 will write and record its next MCA studio album over the next five months in a rented San Diego house. Working again with producer Jerry Finn on the follow-up to 2001's "Take oPop/punk trio Blink 182 will write and record its next MCA studio album over the next five months in a rented San Diego house. Working again with producer Jerry Finn on the follow-up to 2001's "Take off Your Pants and Jacket," the band is plotting a summer release for the as-yet-untitled set.
"For the next few weeks, Mark [Hoppus], Tom [DeLonge] and Travis [Barker] will be rehearsing and creating new songs," reads a post on the official Blink 182 Web site. "When they're ready, Jerry Finn will come in and fine tune and record these songs."
Courtesy of a 24-hour-a-day Web cam and the occasional live broadcast, the members of Blink 182 will allow fans the opportunity to witness the making of the hotly anticipated disc.
Since the release of "Take off Your Pants and Jacket," Hoppus, DeLonge, and Barker have been busy with a host of side projects. DeLonge and Barker recorded a self-titled MCA set as Box Car Racer and toured behind its 2002 release, while Barker joined Rancid's Tim Armstrong for an album and tour as the Transplants. As previously reported, Barker will also guest on Black Eyed Peas' upcoming Interscope set "Elephunk."
"I've got two records written in my head," DeLonge told Billboard.com last June. "People are always coming to assumptions that there is some weird thing going on with Blink but there is nothing [more] than we just wanted to play some different music in our spare time. That's it. Both bands will be around forever and both bands will create different types of music."