Blink 182 gets rinsed in 80s synth-pop

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Many fun things are born in YouTube, and one of the funnest things to come out of the platform is the reimagining of modern music in more retro flavors. Postmodern Jukebox, for example, rinses pop tunes in sounds from the 1920s-1960s. The 80s are another popular era to infuse with today’s top artists and pop tunes, and in the past we’ve covered some of these choice creations due to their high nostalgia value.

Blink 182 have become the latest targets to transform into this sound, and YouTuber MartyCanFly has done the honors of making synthpop classics out of their anthems, “Feeling This” and “The Rock Show.” A “kudos” to the creator is in order, as they’ve done a top job of creating a teenage/rom-com atmosphere out of the originals and embedding Tom DeLonge’s voice into the mix.

 

 

H/T: NME

Can Ava Max’s Global Hit “Sweet But Psycho” Take Over America Too?

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Ava MaxA non-exhaustive list of American musicians who’ve hit it big in Europe and the UK before breaking through back home: Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, the Strokes, the White Stripes, Andrew W.K. To that list you can now add Ava Max — aka Wisconsin-born, Virginia-raised Amanda Ava Koci — whose “Sweet But Psycho” might be … More »

The Chainsmokers Just Wrote A Song With Blink-182

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Last week The Chainsmokers revealed that they were sitting on some new music just waiting to be released. Fans were immediately excited at the prospect of the duo’s first release of 2019. Today, Drew and Alex stepped up the hype considerably. The guys just revealed that they had a little songwriting session with none other

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Watch Weezer Cover “All The Small Things” As Blink-182’s Replacement At Riot Fest

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Blink-182 recently had to cancel their fall tour due to drummer Travis Barker’s medical issues. They were scheduled to headline Riot Fest in Chicago this weekend, but instead Weezer swooped in at the last-minute to take over for them. As a tribute to the group that couldn’t be there, Weezer covered Blink-182’s biggest … More »

Blink-182 Cancel Tour Due To Travis Barker’s Medical Issues

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Blink-182 have canceled their upcoming fall tour due to drummer Travis Barker’s conflicting medical issues. “Trav’s medical team anticipated that he would be well enough by fall to tour but after recent checkups they were not able to clear him in time for the scheduled run of dates,” the band wrote in a statement on … More »

The Wilting Of Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea - Survive The SummerBelieve it or not, the equivalent of a full presidential term has passed since Iggy Azalea ruled summer 2014. Back then, it was hard to go about daily life without encountering this young blonde white woman from Australia rapping in an affected Southern drawl. Her pop-rap hits were everywhere — and whenever you weren’t hearing … More »

Steve Aoki talks upcoming features on ‘Neon Future III’ with Anna Lunoe

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At 2018’s Tomorrowland, Anna Lunoe sat down with Steve Aoki on Beats 1 to talk pizza, plans for the upcoming album, and more. During the interview, Aoki reveals that there’s going to be some “out-of-the-box collabs” on Neon Future III, which is set for a September 2018 release. He mentions Blink-182 and Nicki Minaj, explaining that “Twitter is still used” when trying to get through to artists of that caliber.

It’s common knowledge that Aoki’s keen on experimenting with “out-of-the-box” artists/genres, as he’s worked with everyone from Fall Out Boy to Lil Yachty and more recently, Daddy Yankee. He’s also been hanging out in the studio with Colombian Reggaeton singer Maluma, so the possibilities feel quite endless at the moment.

Check out the full interview on Apple Music to hear more.

 

Sacha Baron Cohen Has Politicians Cite Cardi B, Blink-182, Rita Ora As Reasons To Arm Kids

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Sacha Baron Cohen and his many disguises return to the airwaves tonight with his new series Who Is America? on Showtime. On the show, Cohen sets out to interview “the diverse individuals who populate our unique nation.” The show shared clip ahead of tonight’s premiere, in which Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners … More »

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Says He Advised A Navy Admiral On Capturing Saddam Hussein

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In case you were unaware, the men of Blink-182 are extremely important. In 2016, an email exchange between the band’s former guitarist Tom DeLonge and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta regarding extraterrestrial life forms leaked, about a month before Donald Trump was elected. Podesta shares DeLonge’s interest in aliens, which is well-documentedMore »

Feeling This: Blink 182 announced Las Vegas residency

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In the EDM stratosphere, artists like The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris paved paths in Las Vegas’ club heavy scene. Even tech-house has solidified itself, with Jamie Jones, Solomun, and Black Coffee announcing residencies at Wynn Nightclub. Outside of EDM, artists such as Celine Dion, Motley Crüe, Prince, and Rod Stewart have all completed strenuous Vegas residencies, all contributing heavily towards the financial success of their storied careers. But is Sin City ready for a pop-punk invasion?

Well, Blink 182 has announced a 16-date deal with Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort, entitled Kings of the Weekend.

“When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!’,” said bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus in a statement. “Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone onstage … The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”

H/T: Rolling Stone

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