"Rehearsals start today... And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait." Blink-182 guitarist Tom Delonge announces he and his fellow bandmates are back in the studio to record a new album. This will be the first record since 2011's Neighborhoods, which marked their comeback after going on hiatus for four years.
Blink 182 frontman Tom Delonge is set to release a Christmas-themed children's book. The guitarist and father-of-two, who also fronts Angels and Airwaves, collaborated with illustrator Mike Henry to create The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve.
Described as a "wistful story for the young and young at heart alike", the book tells of a spaceman spending a solitary Christmas Eve on the moon who is visited by extraterrestrial characters bearing gifts.
Pre-orders for a limited edition package containing a hardback first edition of the book with a certificate of authenticity signed by DeLonge, a digital version of the story, an etched acrylic ornament and a limited edition T-shirt are priced at $50 (£31).
DeLonge and Henry are also planning an auction of the book's original artwork on website CharityBuzz.com later this month (Nov13), with proceeds going to the Rady Children's Hospital Foundation in San Diego, California.
Rockers Blink-182 are set to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their self-titled 2003 album by performing the project in its entirety. The pop-punk stars will stage two gigs at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on 6 and 7 November (13), and they will also host a matinee show at the more intimate Red Bull Sound Space.
The afternoon performance will be streamed live online so fans unable to make it to the Hollywood Palladium in person can still celebrate with Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker.
The Blink-182 album was the group's fifth studio release and spawned the singles Feeling This, I Miss You and Down.
Rockers Blink-182 are marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by donating money from their gig on Wednesday (11Sep13) to hospitals in New York. Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge will play at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn in memory of the thousands who died in America's worst ever terrorist attacks.
According to TMZ.com, the band is donating money raised from the concert to hospitals and medical units, including the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Drummer Barker reportedly asked to donate proceeds to the Big Apple centre after he suffered extensive injuries in a plane crash in 2008.