blink-182 are out with the music video to their new single ‘Bored To Death’, off the Poway, California alternative rock group’s seventh studio album ‘California’, out now on BMG. Guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba said of the single, “It’s easier to say you’re bored, or to be angry, than it is to be sad. To me, that’s what that verse and that song represents.” Watch the Rob Soucy directed video via YouTube below.
blink-182 ‘After Midnight’ Video
blink-182 are out with the music video to their new single ‘After Midnight’, the second release from the Poway, California rock group’s new album ‘Neighborhoods’, out now on DGC / Interscope. The video was directed by Issac Rentz, who also worked on their previous video for ‘Up All Night’.
According to Mark Hoppus, “The concept [of the video] is troubled love found in a psych ward.” Rentz added, “It’s that idea of one person trying to help another person to live life. It’s almost like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in that they have this one night to have a great time together.”
Watch the music video via YouTube below. Check out additional pictures from the video shoot and behind the scenes footage after the cut.
Mark Hoppus: Backstage & Studio Life Of A Rock Star Not A Thriller
Mark Hoppus of blink-182 spoke with Rolling Stone about how their time on hiatus helped the creative process, how their different musical tastes play a role in songwriting, the average day on tour, what if they had broken up forever, and how the life of a rock star isn’t so exciting whether it be backstage or in the studio.
It’s really interesting when my friends come backstage for the first time and they’re looking for this giant party and it’s just a bunch of people poking around, doing their job, getting to work. It’s like when people come into the studio when you’re recording. They go, “Oh, I want to come see you guys record!” They think everyone is just rocking out in this 10-hour jam session. They come in and people are working the gear, setting up mics, we record a part, “How was that? You like that sound?” You work about half an hour getting a bass sound. They’re like, “This is so boring.” Then they leave.
Mark Hoppus: Blink-182 Needed Time Reconnecting As Friends
Mark Hoppus tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the lengthy Blink-182 hiatus was in large part because of the need he, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker had to get comfortable again as friends and bandmates. “I think it took awhile to get to that point,” Hoppus said. “I think it took, first of all, reconnecting as friends after not having spoken for about five years. And then it took getting back into the studio as well as getting back out on the road.”
Blink-182 ‘Up All Night’ Video
Blink-182 are out with the music video to their new single ‘Up All Night’, the first release from the Poway, California rock band’s sixth studio album ‘Neighborhoods’, out September 27th on Geffen Records.
“At this point in our career, what we’re trying to do with this record and everything, it’s not going to be totally the same as what people expected,” vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge told MTV News. “But, old Blink videos, we had a lot of serious ones and we had a lot of funny ones. This one, I think, will be along the lines of being more serious.”
Watch the Isaac Rentz directed video via Vevo below.
Blink-182 ‘Neighborhoods’ Album Cover
Blink-182 are out with the album cover artwork for their sixth studio album ‘Neighborhoods’, which is set for a September 27th release on Geffen Records.
The title ‘Neighborhoods’ evolved out of band members Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker discovering that each bring something unique to the band, each like different neighborhoods in a city. “Everybody in the world thinks of something unique unto themselves when they hear the word ‘Neighborhoods’,” Hoppus told MTV News. “To some it is a big city, others a small town, others suburbia, everything. The world is wide, exciting and very different. That’s what ‘Neighborhoods’ means to me.”
blink-182 Explore Deeper Themes On ‘Neighborhoods’
Mark Hoppus of blink-182 spoke with the Journal Sentinel about the band’s new album ‘Neighborhoods’, which comes out September 27th on Interscope Records.
“It sounds like old blink stuff, and there are elements we’ve never done before,” the bassist and vocalist explained. “When we first started, it was basically love songs or stories about things that happened to us when we were younger. There are deeper themes in [these] songs, and maybe some darker themes.”
Blink-182 Tour Delay Forces You Me At Six To Cancel
Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six checked in with fans on his Blogspot last week, discussing the band being unable to open for blink-182 on a tour that was to kick off this summer only to be delayed a year. The frontman writes:
If you haven’t heard by now then I’ll let you know, the Blink 182 summer UK tour that was taking place this July has been moved to July 2012. Now, in another life time we’d also be able to commit to a tour 14 months down the line, but unfortunately we cannot. We already have our own UK headline tours in place and potential huge festival slots for us, which prevent us from doing it. On a personal note, the word gutted doesn’t seem to truly cover the way I feel about not being able to tour with Blink, especially after we were so close to doing so, but one thing it has made me realize is this, our band over the past 5 years has seen and done so much. The fact we’re half way around the world recording our third album with a complete legend of a producer is a testament not only to us, but how far our fans have taken us and allowed us to grow. I say it a lot, and I don’t want it to end up sounding redundant, but time after time I am made to realize that without our fans, our sixers, our FRIENDS, that’s right, YOU GUYS, we are sweet FA. Even just through Twitter you guys have been so supportive over this Blink situation when you could have easily been pissed at us and the situation, instead it seems you’re main concern is how disappointed we must be not being able to live out this life long dream of ours. So in my own little way this is me saying thank you. All I hope is that our band continues to grow and is here in years to come and you’re all still there with us.
blink-182 Backstage At Leeds Festival 2010
NME spoke with Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus of blink-182 minutes before headlining Leeds Festival 2010. They talked about how Travis Barker’s accident helped something magical happen out of something horrible, being in a better place about the band right now, feeling pressure to perform at such a big festival, and plans to record a new album when they finish this tour. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
blink-182 Offer Moment Of Silence For DJ AM In Hartford
blink-182 paid tribute to DJ AM at Comcast Theatre in Hartford Connecticut on Saturday (August 29). “This night’s really hard for the three of us on stage,” Mark Hoppus told the audience with his voice cracking. “And for a lot of our crew as well because we lost a really dear friend yesterday. His name was Adam Goldstein, you probably know him as DJ AM. He was an innovator and he was a genius, and he loved music more than any other person on this planet, and above all, he was an amazing friend.”