With new vocalist Matt Skiba, Blink 182 have finally topped the UK album chart.
Blink-182 have have topped the UK album chart this week, for their first time in their over 20 year career. California, the pop-punk- trio's seventh studio album, is now their biggest charting record in the UK to date, beating Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, which reached number four in 2001.
Blink-182 have topped the UK album chart for the first time.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company, the band said: “We’re so excited and thankful to be Number 1 in the UK. This is the first time we have ever got a Number 1, and we are super thankful to all of you for supporting us.”
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Travis Barker , Lil Caine The Artist - Travis Barker and rapper Lil Caine The Artist attend the 10th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game & Toy Drive presented by Team Watson & TMT, held at Calabasas High School at calabasas high school - Calabasas, California, United States - Sunday 20th December 2015
Travis Barker, Landon Asher Barker , Alabama Luella Barker - Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS - CABINET OF CURIOSITIES at Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th December 2015
Alabama Luella Barker, Travis Barker , Landon Asher Barker - Knott's Berry Farm's Countdown To Christmas And Snoopy's Merriest Tree Lighting at Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Park, California, United States - Saturday 5th December 2015
Barker and Ora met at a celebrity-studded basketball game just over a week ago, but apparently things have moved along quickly between them.
Rumours started in September when 39 year old Barker, 15 years Ora’s senior, posted a black-and-white shot on Instagram of the pair of them at the Power 106 All-Star Game in Los Angeles. “Me and the beautiful @ritaora at @power_106 #Power106AllStars,” he wrote, before Ora shared to photo and added “Nice to see you too.”
Rita Ora is said to be dating drummer Travis Barker
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The American trio has replaced lead singer Tom DeLonge, and he spoke at length for the first time about it via his Facebook page.
More developments in the crisis currently surrounding Blink 182. After bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker made the announcement on Monday evening that lead singer Tom DeLonge had been ousted from the band, the erstwhile frontman gave his reaction, saying that he had “tried everything” but “hadn’t talked in months” with his bandmates.
In an open letter to Blink fans on his official Facebook page, in which elaborated on his initial statement that he “never quit the band”, DeLonge began: “The truth is always a good place. Let’s go there.”
Blink 182: DeLonge (R) has been ousted from the band
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It looks like Tom DeLonge has officially left Blink 182 and his departure doesn't appear to have been amicable.
It’s been a tough few days for Blink 182 fans, as Tom DeLonge’s status within the band has been at times confusing. But it appears the guitarist has indeed left the group and will be replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba at this year's Musicink festival in March.
Tom DeLonge is out of Blink-182
Veteran popstar Cyndi Lauper and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were spotted on the red carpet among arrivals at the 'America's Got Talent' finale event at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Cyndi looked sensationally gothic in a black lace number, sequined jacket and heavy choker.
Finally, it's confirmed
Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge has alleviated fears that the long delay in news surrounding the band’s new album means no new album at all. It’s coming, pop-punk fans.
Blink 182 at the Honda Civic tour in 2011 - Getty/Mark Winter
The guitarist/vocalist posted a throwback picture of him and his 182 band mates – Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker – on Instagram with a telling caption: "Rehearsals start today...And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink"