Pop punk superstars Blink 182 have just released what is being described as a “fan-made” video for their new single “Up All Night.”

The band compiled the footage from unauthorized clips uploaded to YouTube to create the video, stating “To launch our first single in eight years, AT&T helped us search YouTube for every instance of fans using our music without our permission. And then we rewarded them for it. This film is made out of clips from all those videos. Thanks for being a fan.”

I initially thought the video would of consisted of crappy live gig clips, recorded on mobile phones etc; however what Blink 182 have done is search YouTube for any clip that uses Blink 182 as a backing track and then sequence their new single over the footage

Any views? Have Blink 182 lost the plot – do they really think a kid using his favourite 182 track to accompany his 30sec BMX clip should pay royalties; would you? Should we worry what we use to sound track our own home movies?

Blink 182’s new album ”˜Neighborhoods’ is expected out in late September.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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