Courtesy of EMI

Fans mourned the day Blink-182 announced their “indefinite hiatus” but for those diehards, they now have a reason to celebrate. Blink-182 is not only headlining the Honda Civic tour this year but also releasing a new album near the end of summer.

While European fans got the short end of the stick when Blink decided to postpone their European concert series until next year to finish the album, it may be for the best.

The band wrote on their website to their fans: “Rather than do another ‘greatest hits tour’ which you all saw last summer. The three of us are working very hard to do what we set out to do when we re-formed, get a new Blink-182 album recorded.”

Coldplay has been mum for the past few years until their recent single release, which has been dominating iTunes charts. “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” will hopefully hold fans over until Coldplay’s newest album is released.

Giving the fans what they want, Coldplay recently played four new tracks, in addition to “Teardrop” at the Rock am Ring Festival in Nürburgring, Germany: “Hurts Like Heaven,” “Major Minus,” “Us Against the World,” and “Charlie Brown.”

The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced this week that their new album I’m with You would be released on August 30, five years after their last album Stadium Arcadium.

The first single from the album, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” will be released on July 18.

In an interview about the album, Anthony Kiedis said, “Before, some of our jams were a bit hit-and-miss. On this record, a decent number of songs were actually thought out and planned in a way we had never done before.”

Even though fans have been groaning and grunting for awhile about these three groups not releasing new material as frequently as they’ve wanted, a reoccurring theme seems to be that the groups took time and care into their music which is more than some “artists” can say now a days ::cough cough, Ke$ha::