Following a tumultuous year for Blink-182, in which guitarist Tom DeLonge left the band following accusations of unreasonable behaviour from both sides, bassist Mark Hoppus has revealed that they’re not far off recording new material – without the Angels & Airwaves frontman.
Speaking to Billboard, Hoppus claims the newly formed trio – himself, drummer Travis Barker and Tom’s replacement, Alkaline Tro’s Matt Skiba – will head back into the studio in August, for the likely follow up to their post-hiatus album, 2011’s ‘Neighborhoods’.
“[Going into the studio is] something I would be very excited to do,” Skiba recently told Alternative Nation, “and I’ve known the Blink guys for about fifteen years and we’ve become good friends. Playing songs I haven’t written with Mark and Travis is a blast, so to go in and create music with them would be amazing.”
Prior to DeLonge’s departure, Blink’s next album was slated for release later this year.