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Tom DeLonge posts clips of demos for unkown project

As some of you may recall, Tom DeLonge recently parted ways with Blink 182 on not-so-good terms. Since the split, he has posted clips of demos for an unknown project on his Instagram page with the hashtags “#SongsWithoutAHome” and “#March1st” as captions.

Some are speculating that they may be songs meant to appear on the album Blink 182 planned to record last month, but the whole March 1st thing has me thinking these are gonna end up on a solo record of some sort, and that’s the date it’s either gonna be officially announced, or released.

Anyway, if you want to, you can listen to the clips for yourself here, and here.



Travis Barker discusses Tom DeLonge and more on KROQ

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker has a bit more to say about guitarist and band founder Tom DeLonge’s departure from the band.  Barker sat down with the DJs of radio station KROQ’s The Kevin and Bean Show to go into some more detail.  He also talks about his Musink Festival, Dave Grohl, and the future of Blink 182 with their new guitarist (and Alkaline Trio frontman) Matt Skiba.  You can listen to the segment here.

You can read more about the situation with Tom DeLonge here.



Tom DeLonge releases lengthy statement regarding split with Blink 182

Yesterday, as some of you may recall, news broke that Tom DeLonge and Blink 182 would be parting ways indefinitely. DeLonge initially denied the reports, posting a short statement in an attempt to discredit the press release announcing his departure. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker then took part in an interview with Rolling Stone, officially confirming he was no longer part of the band.

Now, DeLonge has come forth with a statement much lengthier than the one he released yesterday afternoon. If you wanna check it out, the whole thing can be read below.

As always, we’ll keep you all posted on any future developments surrounding this story.



Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker confirm Tom DeLonge is no longer a part of Blink 182

Today’s been quite an emotional roller coaster for Blink 182 fans. It all started when word got out that guitarist/vocalist and founding member Tom DeLonge had parted ways with the band, and Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba would be filling his shoes for the foreseeable future. Shortly after the news broke, DeLonge released a statement of his own, saying he “never quit the band,” and that he “was on a phone call about a Blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in.”

Now, bassist/vocalist/co-founder Mark Hoppus and longtime drummer Travis Barker have come forth with their own side of the story, announcing that DeLonge is, in fact, no longer a member of the band. Hoppus stated the following regarding Tom’s departure:

“For the past two years, we’ve been working with a bunch of different labels to try and get a record deal because the three of us collectively decided that we wanted to make a record with a partner. A few months ago, Travis has this festival that he is co-owner of and presenting and he asked Tom and I if we would play and we said, “No problem.” At the end of December, we were finalizing our record deal and on Christmas Eve, all three of us signed the deal. We had been talking about where we wanted to record, what producers we want to use, what day we want to start. This is all through e-mail. I don’t think either of us have spoken to Tom in person in months, but everything’s been moving positively.

We booked January 5th to go into the studio. On December 30th, we get an e-mail from Tom’s manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he’s out indefinitely. There’s a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, “Tom. Is. Out.” Direct quote. This is the exact same e-mail we got back in 2004 when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before.”

And Barker had this to say about Tom denying he and the band had split:

“I think he’s just bummed because Mark and I were finally honest. We always covered up for him before. It was always, “We’re going to record an album,” then “Tom refuses to get into the studio without a record deal.” So everyone does hella amounts of work to get a record deal and now Tom isn’t part of Blink-182. It’s hard to cover for someone who’s disrespectful and ungrateful. You don’t even have the balls to call your bandmates and tell them you’re not going to record or do anything Blink-related. You have your manager do it. Everyone should know what the story is with him and it’s been years with it. When we did get back together after my plane crash, we only got back together, I don’t know, maybe because I almost died. But he didn’t even listen to mixes or masterings from that record. He didn’t even care about it. Why Blink even got back together in the first place is questionable.”

Right now, it looks like DeLonge is gone for good, considering Hoppus himself described Tom saying he was quitting the band as “a gigantic relief because at least he finally said it.” But anything’s possible, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted on any future developments surrounding this crazy story.



Tom DeLonge now claims that he never quit Blink 182

So a few hours ago, we posted the earth shattering news that Tom Delonge had quit Blink-182 and that the band would be touring with Matt Skiba as a temporary replacement.

Well now apparently Tom Delonge is claiming that he never actually quit the band. In a somewhat (very) bizarre instagram post, he had the following to say:

To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in… Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ….. #Awkward #BabyBackRibs

I’m just as confused as you are. We’ll keep you guys updated once more details come to light. Blink-182 last self-released an EP entitled “Dogs Eating Dogs” in December of 2012 after parting ways with Interscope Records.

UPDATE: Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have confirmed DeLonge is no longer a member of the band, and that his retaliatory statement was false. More info here.



Blink 182, Rancid, Bad Religion and more to headline this year’s Musink Tattoo and Music Festival

The annual Musink Tattoo and Music Festival has just announced its dates and lineup for this year! The festival will take place March 20th-22nd at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA and will feature Rancid, Bad ReligionBlink-182 (featuring Matt Skiba) Sick of It All, and much more.

Check out the full lineup and dates below. Tickets will go on sale January 30th.



Tom DeLonge quits Blink 182, Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) joins the band

Tom DeLonge has quit Blink-182 indefinitely and Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio will fill in during their festival appearance according to Blink 182’s statement:

“Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual Music and Tattoo festival. “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. “No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.”

Blink-182 last self-released an EP entitled “Dogs Eating Dogs” in December of 2012 after parting ways with Interscope Records.

UPDATE: Tom DeLonge has posted a statement denying he has left the band. Click here to read it.

UPDATE #2: Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have confirmed DeLonge is no longer a member of the band, and that his retaliatory statement was false. More info here.



Video: Vocal Medley of Blink 182 songs

Two members of French ska-punk act P.O. Box, along with a couple of their friends, have put together a killer vocal arrangement of Blink 182 songs and performed them in a capella fashion for our viewing pleasure.  It’s done really, really well and is definitely worth the watch.  Check it out below.

This medley is the fourth of such tributes.  The first was a fantastic arrangement of NOFX songs, the second was of Sublime songs, the third was No Use For A Name.



Blink-182 announce reissue of 7″ split “Lemmings”

Blink-182 have announced that they will release a reissue of Lemmings, a 7″ 1996 split with Swindle, on November 4th via Grilled Cheese/Cargo Records. You can pre-order the colored vinyl here.

Blink-182 last released the EP Dogs Eating Dogs in December 2012, and have reportedly been back in the studio recording their long-awaited new album, which they hope to release next summer.



Blink-182 hoping to release new album next summer

In a recent interviewBlink-182 vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge said that he is hoping their long-awaited new album will be released in the summer of 2015, simply stating:

“I am hoping that we can get this thing out by summer, but we will see.”

Asked if the recording sessions of the album have begun, DeLonge replied, “We actually have our very first big writing session coming here in the next few weeks where we’ll get together and lay down our first tracks.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details regarding the new Blink-182 album come to light. The band self-released an EP titled Dogs Eating Dogs in December of 2012 after parting ways with Interscope Records.



Travis Barker reveals his plans for 2015

In a recent interview, Travis Barker revealed what his plans for the new year are, stating that his priority is finishing a memoir, and then his next solo album, which will be his first since 2011’s Give the Drummer Some, followed by the long-awaited new Blink-182 album, an EP he’s working on with Hospin and a Transplants covers album.

Blink-182 last released the EP Dogs Eating Dogs in December 2012, and have reportedly been back in the studio recording their long-awaited new album for a 2015 release. The Transplants’ latest album In a War Zone was released last year.



No new Blink-182 album until 2015?

It’s been more than three years since Blink-182 released their last studio album Neighborhoods, and as you may have heard they recently began working on a new record.

Though it was already known the band wouldn’t be heading back into the studio until the end of the year, Kpopstarz.com is reporting the album may take even longer to arrive due to delays caused the members’ different side projects, such as DeLonge’s Angels and Airwaves, who plan to release a new album this Halloween.

We’ll keep you posted as more details regarding the new Blink-182 album come to light. The band self-released an EP titled Dogs Eating Dogs in December of 2012 after parting ways with Interscope Records.



Full Set Video: Blink 182 at Reading 2014

For those of you not able to make this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, the internet comes to your rescue! Check out the full set from Blink-182‘s appearance at Reading below.

Rumor has it that they will be working on a new album this year. Blink-182 last self-released an EP entitled “Dogs Eating Dogs” in December of 2012 after parting ways with Interscope Records.



Acoustic Video: Light Years’ Pat Kennedy plays “Hindsight,” cover’s Blink 182’s “Aliens Exist”

Pat Kennedy, frontman for Ohio pop-punk act Light Years, recently caught up with the folks at Brooklyn non-profit Zero Platoon for an interview, a performance of the band’s song “Hindsight” and a cover of the Blink 182 track “Aliens Exist.” Check out the videos below.

Light Years’ upcoming EP, Temporary, is set to be released on September 9th through Animal Style Records. Head over here to get your pre-orders in.



Blink-182 and Sublime With Rome to play Lone Star Music Festival

Blink-182 and Sublime With Rome have been announced as two headlining bands for this year’s Lone Star Music Festival in Houston, which takes place on November 7th and 8th. More acts are expected to be announced.

Blink-182 last released Dogs Eating Dogs in 2012, and are expected to begin recording a new album later this year. Sublime With Rome are also working on a new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Yours Truly.