Yesterday afternoon the pop punk world shook after the news that Tom Delonge had left Blink-182. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker from the band released the following statement:
“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 indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavours.”
After the news started to spread like wild fire, Tom Delonge released a very confusing message through his Instagram account:
The back and forth was put to an end with a lengthy tell-all interview Mark and Travis did with Rolling Stone magazine yesterday.
When Rolling Stones‘ Jason Newman asked, “What was your reaction to Tom’s statement that he didn’t quit the band?” Barker explained, “It’s hard to cover for someone who’s disrespectful and ungrateful…To say, ‘I didn’t quit the band’ is just not true. It’s disingenuous.”
So Blink fans, it looks like it’s all come to and end… again.