Blink 182: 'Our future is wide open'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 October 2012

This article is from 2012.

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus

Blink 182 think their future is "wide open" now they have split with record label Interscope

Blink 182 have a "wide open future".

The band - made up of Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge - have been released from their contract with Interscope and are excited about what the future now holds.

Mark told "As far as labels, to be honest, we've been holding our break waiting for final word from the attorneys that our contract with Interscope has ended.

"Now the future's a wide-open door. We're lucky to be in a position where, after 20 years in our band, we can be independent and open to all options."

He added the label and the group had parted relatively amicably and he is happy so many people worked hard to make the band a success.

He added: "The reasons for us not working together are many and varied, but mostly we wish them luck in everything in their future, and thank those there who've worked so hard on Blink-182 throughout the years."

Mark recently confirmed the band were recording new material ahead of a tour next year.

The veteran bassist wrote on his Google + profile: "Sorry, not trying to be mysterious. Yes, this is me opening a new file for a blink-182 song. I had three ideas today, all very different. I wish I knew how to operate Logic better. These guitar tracks sound like Frankenstein's monster singing dubstep..... (sic)"


American pop punk masters who, despite the juvenile approach, have become elder statesmen of the scene, helping many a now grown-up musician through the teenage years. Now featuring Matt Skiba after Tom DeLonge's departure.

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