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IamSam
09-19-2008, 10:41 AM
...or at least Mark Hoppus does.

Episode 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLWbYhycHPg)
Mark's comment:


so yeah, here i am recording some pretty shredding guitar parts for this here bridge of that there song. i look like an idiot. BUT, in a day this song went from being a rough demo to having verse and bridge guitars doubled, chorus guitars tripled, and bridge leads doubled. tomorrow is bass…

Episode 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEN0v8HWxGw)

I really like the second clip and also like the high guitar part on the first clip. What do you guys think?

Free?
09-19-2008, 11:43 AM
From what I've heard in those clips I think that it sounds like first +44 album. I'm not a great fan of them, I find them an OK band.

jacknife737
09-19-2008, 12:34 PM
I really got into the first +44 album, a worthy legacy to Blink. Not the most ground breaking album I’ve heard, but it was non pretentious (glares at Tom Delong), catchy, pop-punk.

These clips sound pretty good too, the new album should be great as well. Although it’s nothing too spectacular, I really dig the guitar part during the first clip, around 15 seconds in.

Thanks for the update.

jacknife737
09-20-2008, 12:35 PM
Well apparently, Barker was involved in a plane crash, and is "critically injured".

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26803108/?GT1=43001

RODNEYMULLEN
09-20-2008, 12:38 PM
Well apparently, Barker was involved in a plane crash, and is "critically injured".

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26803108/?GT1=43001


WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

Officials said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway and crashed through antennas and a fence. It came to rest on an embankment across a five-lane highway and was engulfed in flames, said Debbie Hersman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, were in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., about 75 miles southwest of Columbia, hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits said.

Two other passengers — Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, Calif., and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles — died, as did pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, according to the county coroner. Baker was an assistant to Barker and Still was a security guard for the musician.

The plane was headed for Van Nuys, Calif. It is owned by Global Exec Aviation, a California-based charter company, and was certified to operate last year, Hersman said. The company said it had no immediate comment.

At the crash site Saturday, the air was still heavy with the odor of jet fuel. A trail of black soot led off a runway. The nose of the aircraft was gone and the roof was missing from two-thirds of the charred plane.

"It's absolutely terrible and tragic," Columbia Mayor Bob Coble said.

Barker and Goldstein had performed together under the name TRVSDJ-AM at a free concert in Columbia on Friday night. Event sponsor T-Mobile said their hourlong set ended at about 7:15 p.m.

The show, which included performances by former Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell and singer Gavin DeGraw, drew 10,000 people into the streets of Five Points, the neighborhood near the University of South Carolina, Coble said.

Peter Kastis, Farrell's manager, said he and Farrell didn't find out about the crash until they arrived at the airport Saturday morning to find it closed.

"I just hugged them hello less than 24 hours ago. I wish I could hug them now," Kastis said.

One concertgoer said TRVSDJ-AM's performance was unique and different.

"It was literally one of the best shows I've ever seen," said Brett Flashnick, a freelance photographer who works for The Associated Press and attended the concert for a local newspaper.

Barker, 32, was one of the more colorful members of the multiplatinum-selling punk rock band Blink-182, whose biggest album was 1999's CD "Enema of the State," which sold more than five million copies in the United States alone.

After Blink-182 disbanded in 2005, Barker went on to form the rock band (+44) — pronounced "plus forty-four." He also starred in the MTV reality series "Meet the Barkers" with former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, to whom he was married at the time. The show documented the former couple's lavish wedding and life. Their later split, reconciliation and subsequent break up made them tabloid favorites.

Goldstein is a popular DJ for hire who at one time was engaged to Nicole Richie.

He spun a mix of hip-hop and dance beats for the hottest nightclubs and had a string of dates set up for the next few weeks. He reached the peak of his celebrity perhaps during his highly publicized romance with Richie a few years ago.

DJ AM also dated singer/actress Mandy Moore, and while he became a gossip favorite for his romances, he drew respect from music aficionados for his DJ skills.

Barker and Goldstein performed as part of the house band at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month.

medi01
09-20-2008, 01:15 PM
holy shit. i hope travis is ok. he's lucky to even be alive though. fuck that is bad.

on the plus 44 note, the album was sounding pretty good

Ninty Man
09-20-2008, 07:15 PM
Not to sound like an asshole but:

Who will be a good replacement for Travis in+44???

jacknife737
09-20-2008, 07:28 PM
Not to sound like an asshole but:

Who will be a good replacement for Travis in+44???

Yeah, i've been thinking along the lines of how this would affect the new album, but like you said, i don't really want to come across as a dick.

IamSam
09-20-2008, 08:07 PM
Well we really don't know how injured he is. Do remember this is the man that played with one arm. He could be fine. Although to answer...possibly Cyrus Bolooki.

nieh
09-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Who will be a good replacement for Travis in+44???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Sharone

IamSam
09-20-2008, 09:06 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Sharone

Touche. Him too.

0r4ng3
09-20-2008, 09:15 PM
Scott Raynor, for ultimate irony.

chriiis
09-23-2008, 08:03 AM
I can't wait for the new album, the sounds are really good! :)