Blink-182's New Album Due In 2011, Tom DeLonge Says

Tom DeLonge says band is in talks with Interscope to release new LP next year.

Perhaps all that talk of a [article id="1630010"]Blink-182 releasing a new album in 2010[/article] was a tad premature — at least, according to Tom DeLonge.

In an interview with Billboard, the [artist id="783"]Blink[/artist] guitarist was discussing his plans to release Love, the third album from his other band, Angels & Airwaves, for free. (It will be available for download through A&A's official site starting on — fittingly enough — February 14.) During the interview, he let it slip that Blink were in discussions with Interscope Records about releasing a brand-new studio record in 2011.

In theory, this wasn't exactly shocking. After all, Blink have been working on the follow-up to their self-titled 2003 album since they [article id="1604564"]reunited at last year's Grammys[/article], and though they've [article id="1617114"]talked up new songs[/article] and [article id="1629405"]brought a camera crew in to document the recording process[/article], they've yet to actually announce when the album will be released. At press time, Interscope Records had not commented on the album's release date.

Earlier this month, in a teaser trailer for its upcoming "Blinkumentary," Los Angeles-based production company Handsome Randsome claimed that Blink were currently in the studio working on the album, and in November, drummer Travis Barker [article id="1626161"]told MTV News[/article] that he and his bandmates were planning on "getting together once a week or once every two weeks" to work on the album.

All of which led fans to speculate that the new Blink disc would be hitting stores this year — but according to DeLonge, that may not be the case.