Blink-182 are back in the studio working on new music.The pop punk trio’s singer-and-bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker have both shared photos on Snapchat looking like they are making progress on the new material.
First, Mark captioned a picture the 42-year-old sticksman playing the drums: “New Blink-182 songs day one.”
While drummer Travis has also been concocting a project with Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, it hasn’t stopped the busiest sticksman in rock from joining up with bassist Mark to crack on with what appears.
When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!’” says bassist Mark Hoppus. “Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace.
And Travis simply shared a picture of the pair staring into one another’s eyes whilst Mark held his bass guitar.
The rockers haven’t released anything new since their 2016 LP ‘California’, which was their first with guitarist Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio.
It’s not known if Matt will continue to work with the band on their forthcoming material.
In December, the band’s former guitarist Tom DeLonge hinted he could be set to return after holding talks with Travis.
Tom co-founded the trio in 1992 but quit the band in 2015, following a difficult tour.
The bass-slapper posted a pick of Travis laying down some tasty beats behind the kit, along with the caption, “New Blink-182 Songs, Day One.”
Interestingly though, so far we haven’t seen any sign of super-sub guitarist Matt Skiba, who performed on the pop punk legends’ 2016 album, California.
The Angels & Airwaves rocker shared a photograph on social media of a meeting he had with Travis.
Captioning the picture on Instagram, he wrote: “So Travis calls me and asks me to do an interview…next thing I know all these cameras have invaded my office.
“I have a feeling he just wanted some super hi-res footage of my body.
“And yes Blinkies, we also talked a bit about other stuff.
Meanwhile, the ‘All The Small Things’ hitmakers recently announced they have landed a Las Vegas residency at the Palms Resort between May 26 until November 17, where they will play 16 dates.
Mark said: “When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely.’
“Now, we just have to cast our show girls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone on stage…The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”