Music news: Blink-182, Olivia Rodrigo and Rage Against the Machine

  • Blink-182 releases new music release date?
  • Olivia Rodrigo names her favorite band
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The last proper album by Blink-182 came out in 2019. That record was called Nine and didn't sell overly well. Maybe this is why Travis Barker and crew didn't want to rush back into the studio and make a new LP. Maybe they should have, however, as their importance in alternative music hasn't grown.

This might all be changing, though. The band has put out cryptic posters randomly across the globe and linked to a weird website that hints as the release of new music. The posters contain the wording, "One more time..." This, of course, could mean anything.

Maybe the band is doing a series of one-off gigs. Or maybe one last album? Or possibly they are only going to produce a single or EP as one last goodbye to fans. Whatever is going on Blink-182 is simply following a recent trend of musical artists, such as Miley Cyrus, to find new ways to promote the potential release of new music.

Blink-182 has new music?, and Olivia Rodrigo likes who?

One might ask, If Blink-182 is giving us new music will the song(s) sound fresh or will we simply get derivative dribble from a group that was once somewhat interesting?

Olivia Rodrigo has a new album out called Guts so she is therefore all over the news. Her songs are fine, though in 20 years you will be listening to something else. But as Olivia Rodrigo is only 20 years old, you might be listening to 40-year-old Olivia Rodrigo's new music. Let's hope it's good!

Either to be trendy or edgy or just honest, Olivia Rodrigo recently told Rolling Stone that her favorite current band is Rage Against the Machine. Rodrigo told the magazine that Rage Against the Machine is "my favorite band right now. I would just play it over and over again on my way to and from the studio. I want to go to the Rock Hall of Fame so bad because they’re getting inducted."

OK, kind of fair enough? But to mention the nu-metal gods in the same sentence as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seems odd. I wonder what the guys who were in Rage think?

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