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Blink-182 monthly update: proceeds from blink t-shirt sale will be donated to Haitian relief efforts


Logo of blink t-shirt to benefit Haiti quake victims

Well, it's been a while, but in that while blink news has been slowly building to form the Examiner monthly report. Our friends Travis and Mark have been fairly quiet, while Tom's Angels & Airwaves are preparing to debut their third LP, Love.

Recently, however, your favorite So-Cal pop-punk trio have been dropping hints about returning to the studio to commence work on blink's long-awaited sixth album. Hopefully, the news, stories and music will start flowing again, until then, enjoy the updates below!

Donations for victims in Haiti

The blinkers decided to utilize their fashion prowess to produce a t-shirt featuring the blink-bunny holding a Haitian flag. The shirts are $15.00 a piece, and 182online.com reports that all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid in the relief effort. Purchase the shirt here.

New Blinkumentary trailer

New Blinkumentary clip

The blink-182 documentary, which was supposed to focus on the recent reunion tour, is shifting gears to encapsulate everything from the break-up to the release of the group's sixth studio album. Originally, it was implied that the doc would be released shortly after the conclusion of the group's summer tour. But the band appears to want to use the film as a promotional tool. The trailer doesn't yield much information, but it is building up some hype.


New AVA single

New Angels & Airwaves single "Hallucinations" is available for a free download

Refusing to abandon the long-slow-crescendoing-intro-bordered-with futuristic-background-noises formula that has come to characterize EVERY AVA song, "Hallucinations" (Love's lead single) illustrates the band's progressive range and great aspirations to be the greatest inspirational band since U2.

Largely, the piece works wel as a pop-song, and it's unwise to position this one track as the potential framework for Love. For AVA fans it's a fresh tune, but doesn't provide a great deal of insight into what the band has potentially grown into. To listen to the track, click here.


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