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Blink-182 announce new album is in the works

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Blink-182 guitarist, Tom DeLonge, posted a back-in-the-day photo via his personal Instagram account today of the three band members with the caption, "Rehearsals start today…And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink." The long awaited seventh studio album is finally in motion after some delay, hinted by bassist/vocalist, Mark Hoppus, in April via his Twitter account, “Travis [Barker] and I have waited for Blink-182 to get back into the studio this past year," excluding DeLonge’s name. Barker also stated in March of this year that the band has to "Get their shit together." DeLonge had been working on a new Angels & Airwaves record which is expected to be released later this year.

Fans have been eagerly anticipating new music following Blink-182's 2011 record, "Neighborhoods." Let's hope that busy schedules are set aside, all is well with the trio and they come back as the fun-spirited punk band that we all know and love with tons of catchy songs. There are few details on the record at this point but Hoppus and DeLonge spoke to MTV News last September and touched on how the band teeters on whether or not people still want to hear whole albums versus singles released here and there, Hoppus added "I think that for a rock band putting out a full album is really a statement of like we're an actual functioning band."

I don't think Blink-182 fans would deny a full album of their polished pop-punk sound and the return of their lighthearted lampoon-like music videos. And the band can feel free to do a follow-up to their 2000 MTV Video Music Award, "Best Group Video" for "What's My Age Again," where they are seen running through the streets of Los Angeles naked, I'll be on the lookout.

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