Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus has announced that he is launching a new side project called Nothing And Nobody, according to NME. Hoppus broke the news on his Twitter feed, saying that fans could expect to hear an album in the “not too distant future.”
He later wrote. “While Travis (Barker, drums) and I have waited for Blink-182 to get back into the studio this past year, I started working on a project with my friend Chris, who has worked on Grammy award-winning albums, and been my collaborator and confidant for many years. At this point we have nearly 25 songs in various stages of completion.”
- Hoppus posted a link to a remix of Nova Rockefeller‘s “1990s” that the pair have worked on together.
- Hoppus told us a while back that even while working on various other projects, Blink is always the main priority for its members: [“Blink is our priority as a band, as people, it’s what we’ve done since day one. The other projects that we have in our lives allow us to kind of break away and do something creative and bring that knowledge and those skills back to Blink as a band.”] SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . as a band.)
- Barker, meanwhile has been working on a new album from rap duo Run The Jewels, along with Rage Against The Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha.
- Blink-182, which performed its self-titled 2003 album in its entirety at two shows in Los Angeles last November, has announced plans to release a new record in 2014. Little has been heard about the project yet.
- The trio’s last studio effort was an EP called Dogs Eating Dogs, which came out in December 2012. Their last full-length album, 2011’s Neighborhoods, ended a five-year hiatus for the California punk outfit.