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July 20, 2011  | by: Angela Raiford

Chili Peppers & the New Blink-182 Single Cover

This July, music fans from all over are getting to experience the new sounds of two tried and true bands. After breaking up for almost half a decade, blink-182 surprised all with a reunion tour in 2009. Now they’ve released the first single from their upcoming album, Neighborhoods. Even before that, Red Hot Chili Peppers announced the arrival of a new single for their follow-up to 2007′s Stadium Arcadium, titled I’m With You.

Mark Hoppus first spoke about the new blink-182 single, “Up All Night,” to  his Twitter and Google+ followers, where he talked about receiving the single’s final mix. On July 14th, the single made its premiere, simultaneously on the band’s website and through KROQ Radio in Los Angeles. The track has been garnering mainly positive responses from the likes of Rolling Stone and MTV.

Not much has been released about the new album, Neighborhoods, besides an email written by Mark Hoppus and sent to MTV on the morning of July 15th. In it he describes the feel and experience of developing “Up All Night,” which was the first song blink-182 wrote after the reunion in 2009.  Hoppus states the final mix of the singles as “harder and heavier than its original incarnation,” explaining that the original chorus had much more air.

Just a day before the premiere of blink-182′s “Up All Night,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced the scheduled arrival for their new single, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” for July 18th. However, the song leaked on July 15, and prompted the band to officially release it the same day to radio stations.

Flea and Anthony Kedis have already revealed much information over the album, mostly in a June 2011 interview for Rolling Stone, where they confirmed the single and the entire 14 song tracklisting. Flea marked I’m With You’s major influence as the albums Exile On Main Street and Tattoo You from the Rolling Stones.

Both bands have acheived immense success already, particularly in the 90s-early 00s (and even 80s for the Red Hot Chili Peppers), so it should be nice to see what they have in store for us this year.

Whose album are you more excited for? What is your favorite album from blink-182 or the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

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