There's been plenty of confusion for Blink-182 fans as of late: is Tom DeLonge in the band, or not (or is he just a science fiction writer now)? Will there EVER be another Blink album, or should we abandon all hope?
Good news. According to Travis Barker, he, Mark Hoppus, and Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba -- NOT Tom DeLonge -- have recorded new songs together, and are currently prepping for an album.
In an interview with NME, Barker revealed that new addition Skiba is "killing it." The new Blink-182 have apparently recorded five songs, including one called "Punk Rock Cliché." "He’s fun to play with and write with," he said. "We’re just getting started but I think we’ve got like four or five songs right now that I’m really, really happy with. There’s a song called 'Punk Rock Cliché' which I love the most right now. It's about friends of ours and their relationships."
Of course, five songs does not a new album make (it could make an EP, but you get the point). But Barker is in no hurry to craft the full LP. "The goal here is to come up with an album and just write," he said. "We don’t put a limit on how many songs we’re gonna write. [We just] Write a bunch of songs and when we feel like there’s an album ready, there’s an album ready. You know, no pressure, no deadlines."
Whatever the new Blink-182 might be cooking up, we're pretty stoked on it.