You might not believe it, but Warped Tour mainstays Blink-182 weren’t always one of the biggest pop-punk bands in the world. In fact, they faced major expectations surrounding what they’d do after they released 1997’s Dude Ranch. With that record moving a few thousand copies a week after its release, Blink-182 were already considered sellouts by some for even entertaining the thought of signing to a major label, but the relative success of Dude Ranch inevitably forced their hand to go bigger and bolder. Or in Blink-182’s case, poppier.
Well known for collaborating with everyone from Linkin Park to Rise Against, at least in the rock world, electronic/house musician Steve Aoki never seems to rest. With the release of his new album Neon Future III, which dropped Friday, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Aoki is teaming up with pop-punk legends Blink-182. The new song, “Why Are We So Broken”, sounds probably like you’d expect the collaboration to sound.
This comes right in the middle of Blink-182’s residency in Las Vegas, which is currently going on now. Stream the new song below, as well as the entire Neon Future III record.
Blink-182 may be about to start a 16-date Las Vegas residency at the end of May, but clearly the long-running pop-punk band is not resting on their laurels. The band’s most recent album, 2016’s California, was a resonant success upon release – and while it’s not quite in the league of the band’s classic material, Blink-182 may have a treat for fans of a recent tweet by Mark Hoppus is any indication.
Jeopardy is one of the longest running game shows in history. The popular quiz show has been an evening staple since as long as almost anyone alive today can remember. And given that the show often has plenty of musical trivia to go around, it shouldn’t be all that surprising what just happened on tonight’s episode.
Namely that Blink-182, Nine Inch Nails, U2, and even Maroon 5 just appeared on the program. We filmed the program live just 30 short minutes ago, and the results were awesome. Check out the video below, because for almost any member of Generations X and Y, it was a real treat.