Blink-182 Getting Ready to Track New Album


Story by Anne Erickson

Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge says band is ‘three or four steps’ along in the writing of their upcoming album

Blink-182 fans have been waiting patiently for an update on the pop-punk trio’s upcoming album, and now, frontman Tom DeLonge is opening up about the writing process for the new set. According to DeLonge, the band has made some major headway on the new album, and the guys are entering the release’s tracking phase.

“We’re three or four steps in [to our songwriting process], so the actual getting into the same room and tracking that has not happened yet, but that’s pretty soon,” he explained to Rolling Stone. “That’s probably the next step, to be honest.”

Blink-182 are currently without a producer or a record label for the new album, and bass player Mark Hoppus says they’re actively searching for both. “We’ve been meeting with labels, we’ve been talking about producers, trying to figure out internally what the plan is for Blink,” he said. “We’re keeping our options open.”

Blink-182 says they expect to release the new album, which will be the follow-up to 2011’s “Neighborhoods,” sometime in 2014.



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