Blink-182 Men Making New Music
Blink-182's Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus hope to release the Interscope debut from their latest project, +44, on Oct. 24, Barker said Tuesday night in L.A. at the launch party for T-Mobile's Sidekick III.
"Jerry Finn worked on the last couple of Blink records, so he's executive producing it with us," Barker said of the as-yet-untitled record. While no live dates are confirmed, Barker says fans in Southern California might get a chance to see +44 sooner rather than later.
Barker says there are already a few tracks he's looking forward to busting out. "'Little Death' is going to be awesome," he says, adding that he's also partial to a song called '155.'
+44 is not the only thing keeping Barker busy these days. He's got a band called Expensive Taste with rappers Paul Wall and Skinhead Rob. Their album should be out soon as well. "We're just figuring out our label situation," he reported. "I did all the production and beats and stuff, and we have guests from Slim Thug and Bun B. to Mitchy Slick."
It's apparent that Barker is having a blast making music -- any kind. "I just did a Buck Owens tribute at the Country Music Awards," he said. "I was playing with Billy Gibbons and Dwight Yoakam, and I had the time of my life. I never thought as a kid I would play country music."