Long-in-the-tooth pop-punks Blink-182 have been hitting the nostalgia circuit hard lately, booking a series of sixteens shows in Las Vegas that begins this Saturday. In honor of their upcoming Sin City run, the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform a set that included the band’s classic eyeliner-ruiner “I Miss You.”
From the second Travis Barker kicks into the song’s memorable breakbeat, the crowd immidiately goes nuts and then quiets down in time for Mark Hoppus to deliver a slightly subdued version of the song’s first verse.
Since former guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge left the band to spread the gospel about UFOs or whatever, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba has been filling in with admirable skill, and the Chicago pop-punk vet wisely decided to punt on DeLonge’s infamously ridiculous pronunciation of the word “spiders” during verse two.
– Speaking of pop-punk news, Panic! at the Disco have released a new track from their forthcoming album Pray for the Wicked.
– After their fans requested a cover of Toto‘s ’80s cheese anthem “Africa,” Weezer trolled their faithful with a cover of “Rosanna” instead.
– K-Pop band Loona is taking a big swing by featuring Grimes on their latest track.
–A brouhaha appears to be brewing over a local recording studio frequented by Bon Iver and Hippo Campus.