Blink-182 ‘do a Green Day’ and scrap new album

Travis Barker reveals they penned 16 tracks for their new LP which have since all been abandoned

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has revealed that they’ve ‘done a Green Day‘ and scrapped all initial tracks for their forthcoming comeback album.

Before releasing their hit record ‘American Idiot’ in 2004, Green Day previously claimed to have written, recorded and scrapped roughly 20 songs for a different LP, titled ‘Cigarettes And Valentines’, something Barker can now relate with.

During an interview with KX 93.5, Barker admitted that much like Green Day, his band – with the addition of new member, Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba, who replaced Tom DeLonge last year – wrote 16 tracks for their new album, only to scrap them all and start again.

NMEGetty

He explained: “It’s honestly the best material we’ve written or put out in years. I haven’t been excited about a Blink album like this in a long time. I’m 120 percent in.”

Barker went on to reveal that their new album is roughly 70 to 80 per cent finished. Check out the full interview below:

Last year, Barker also admitted during an interview with NME that some things have obviously changed with DeLonge no longer in the band.

“They sound different but still the same,” the drummer said of the new music. “Obviously, it’s Matt Skiba singing so there’s hints of Alkaline Trio, or at least Matt’s contributions to Alkaline Trio, mixed with my drumming and Mark’s voice and stuff. It’s really cool and I really love what we’ve done so far.”