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Tom DeLonge Launches New Signature Starcaster® Guitar With Fender

In an exciting development for music and guitar enthusiasts, Tom DeLonge has partnered with Fender to release his second signature guitar, the much-loved Starcaster®. This announcement is timed perfectly with the upcoming massive 2024 US tour of Blink-182, where they will be supported by bands Pierce The Veil and Alexisonfire.

The Starcaster® holds a special place in the hearts of fans since DeLonge first showcased it onstage in 2022. Its unique design has inspired many to modify their own Squier® Starcaster® guitars into similar replicas. Recognizing the guitar’s iconic status, DeLonge collaborated with Fender to create a version that embodies both modern tweaks and the essence of its original form.

In a detailed interview with Fender, DeLonge shares his enthusiasm: “I love this guitar, I really do. It’s the coolest guitar ever made. Firstly, it is called a Starcaster®—that’s the most important thing. It goes to space and expands your mind.”

He further explained the modifications made to enhance the guitar’s functionality and aesthetics. “I made some changes to the original Starcaster®; I’ve streamlined the electronics, added the 70s headstock to round out the weight, and chose the matte finish with black hardware, so its look matches its modern feel. This guitar shows my evolution as a player but also has the hallmarks of where I came from and what I’m about.”

Fans and future guitar owners can expect a comprehensive exploration and demo of the new Starcaster® in the full video below, hosted by Fender. This launch not only marks a significant addition to DeLonge’s musical journey but also to the rich history of Fender’s celebrated guitar line.

Check out a full demo of the new guitar below.

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Blink-182 2023

Blink-182’s Travis Barker Auctions Iconic Drum Kit

Travis Barker, drummer of Blink-182, is setting the music world abuzz by auctioning off his iconic drum kit. The custom white and red vinyl DW Designer wrapped kit, recently featured in the music video for Edging, is now available for bidding through the collectibles company, Trophy.

This drum set isn’t just any ordinary piece of equipment; it’s steeped in music history. Used in select tracks on Blink-182’s latest album One More Time…, the kit has also accompanied Barker in projects with artists like Kenny Hoopla, JXDN, and Willow. Its unique setup includes Zildjian cymbals, a custom crash, 16-inch high hats, Remo drumheads, and a Black Nickel over Brass Snare, making it a prized piece for collectors and fans alike.

The auction is set to be a highlight for music enthusiasts, with the kit fully documented to assure its authenticity and rich musical heritage. Prospective buyers have until April 22nd to place their bids via the Trophy website, marking an exciting opportunity to own a piece of music history.

This collaboration between Barker and Trophy is not a first-time venture. Previously, the duo partnered to offer a range of tour-used, show-played items during Blink-182’s last tour, including Barker’s blood-stained tour worn Vans, which sold out within 24 hours.

The drum kit’s specifications are as detailed as its history:

  • Tom: 9″x12″
  • Snare: 5.5″x14″, Black Nickel over Brass
  • Floor Tom: 14″x16″
  • Bass Drum: 18″x22″
  • Hardware: DW, including pedals
  • Drumheads: Remo
  • Cymbals: Zildjian, including 14″ High Hats, 18″ Crashes (2), and a 20″ Ride

Are you planning on bidding?? Let us know!

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Blink-182 Announced As Headliner For Reading & Leeds Festival 2024

Excitement builds as Blink-182 is revealed as a headliner for Reading & Leeds Festival 2024, marking their first return since 2014.

Joining an already epic lineup, including Liam Gallagher, Gerry Cinnamon, Lana Del Rey, Fred Again…, and Catfish And The Bottlemen, the festival promises an unforgettable experience on August 21st-25th, 2024.

Other performances include Spiritbox, Skrillex, and more.

Tickets will be going on sale November 30th at 08:30 am via www.readingfestival.com/tickets and www.leedsfestival.com/tickets, with a presale for Barclaycard and Three customers starting November 28th at 08:30 am.

Check out the announcement below and let us know what you think!

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Blink-182’s ‘One More Time’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

Blink-182‘s return with ONE MORE TIME… has led to the album debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. This marks the third chart-topping album for the recently reunited trio.

The album got an impressive 125,000 equivalent album units in the US alone, primarily driven by traditional album sales, as reported by Luminate.

The record marks their first studio effort together since 2012’s Dogs Eating Dogs EP. ONE MORE TIME... was powered by two No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart, with EDGING leading for 13 consecutive weeks. Both EDGING and the album’s title track achieved spots on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Blink-182‘s highest-charting songs since 2004.

Before their latest achievement, Blink-182 had already reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2016’s California (with guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba) and their 2001 release, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.

Blink-182‘s ONE MORE TIME… showcases the enduring impact of this iconic rock band and their continued relevance in the music industry.

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Blink-182 One More Time

Blink-182 Drop Surprise New Songs ‘Cut Me Off’ And ‘See You’

In an unexpected move, Blink-182 have treated fans to two brand new tracks, Cut Me Off and See You.

The release comes after Travis Barker has dropped a tantalizing hint.

The Blink-182 drummer took to X (formerly Twitter) and suggested, “Wouldn’t it be cool if the album had 2 more songs.”

These songs are exclusively available by purchasing the digital album through the band’s website.

“SURPRISE! We added two new songs to the digital-only album exclusively at our webstore. Go grab it while you can,” a statement from the band read.

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Blink-182 Announce 2024 Tour With Pierce The Veil

Blink-182 are hitting the road again in 2024 to further support the release of their brand new album One More Time…

In the summer of 2024, the band are hitting the road, playing arena shows all across the United States of America. For these shows, Blink-182 will be supported by Pierce The Veil.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale this Friday, the 27th of October at 10am local time.

Check out all the tour dates and venues on the poster below and let us know if you are going to any of these shows!