Travis Barker has revealed that Blink-182 have completed the recording of their new album. He has also mentioned that the band will be releasing a new single sometime over the next two months, and that they’ll be announcing a tour within the next six weeks.
The drummer says that they scrapped all sixteen of the tracks they’d previously written in order to create “the best material we’ve written or put out in years”
Barker has also opened up about working with producer John Feldmann on the new material—the band previously only worked with Jerry Finn, who passed away in 2008. Barker says, “We never worked with a producer outside of Jerry Finn, so when we got in to record this album, I somehow got back in touch with John and then he was like ‘man, we gotta catch up and have lunch or dinner’, and then we did, and then I was like ‘you should be working on the Blink album’, and literally the next day we were in the studio, and it has been a crazy three and a half or four weeks.”
He continues, “We’ve been working probably 15-20 hour days, it’s been a lot of time in the studio. I was literally at his [John Feldmann’s] house until 2 or 3am before the Grammys, I was recording Blink tracks.”
Blink-182 has been recording with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba on guitar and vocals, in place of Tom DeLonge, who left the band in 2015. Barker says, “It was great to have someone who wants to be in the studio all the time with us. It has been amazing. I think the days of making great records, at least with Blink, the proof has been shown that it’s great when we’re all in the studio together.”