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Blink-182 announced the release of their ninth studio album on Monday.
The pop-punk trio, which reunited last year with the return of guitarist and singer Tom DeLonge, released a trailer for the upcoming LP One More Time... featuring clips from an interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe.
The upcoming album, which will be released on October 20, is the first to feature the best-known lineup of the band since 2011's Neighborhoods.
The bassist and vocalist announced nearly two years ago that he was now cancer-free after undergoing chemotherapy.
Back for more! Blink-182 announced on Monday via a trailer featuring an interview with Zane Lowe that the group was releasing their ninth studio album One More Time... on October 20
Feeling for a friend: In the trailer, returning guitarist Tom DeLonge admitted that his love for bassist Mark Hoppus made him want to make music with him and Travis Barker again after he learned of Hoppus' cancer diagnosis
The trailer goes back to the beginning with behind-the-scenes footage of the rockers in their early days as they partied and played shows for a growing fanbase.
'The thing you need to understand about Blink-182 is that we didn't come out of joyous homes,' he said. 'We came from a lot of heartbreak, broken homes, fist fights. So Blink was always a way to force the happiness in the room.'
Hoppus jumped in to praise Barker, who joined the band later on, for blowing up the band's profile 'sky high.'
But then he told Zane about a darker period in the band's history when DeLonge quit the group in 2015 to focus on solo projects and investigating conspiracy theories about aliens.
Hoppus said there was 'bad blood' between the three and he described receiving a blunt email saying that DeLonge had stopped working on recording as he abruptly departed the group.
'Quite frankly, a lot of people thought you left Blink-182 to become professionally crazy,' Lowe said, referencing DeLonge's much-mocked interest in UFOs.
'I found myself in these weird oceans that I didn't really know how to navigate,' DeLonge said, even though he claimed he didn't want to 'hold back' his former bandmates.
Hoppus was event blunter, saying his attitude at the time was 'f*** Tom DeLonge.'
'The thing you need to understand about Blink-182 is that we didn't come out of joyous homes,' DeLonge said of the band's early days. 'We came from a lot of heartbreak, broken homes, fist fights. So Blink was always a way to force the happiness in the room'
New level: Hoppus jumped in to praise Barker, who