Tom DeLonge over toekomst met Blink-182


Tom DeLonge over toekomst met Blink-182

Tom Delonge, (voormalig?) Blink-182 zanger en gitarist, deed onlangs wat stof opwaaien toen hij tegen Rolling Stone aangaf eigenlijk nog een officieel lid van Blink-182 te zijn. Nu heeft DeLonge een statement geplaatst om de zaken een beetje op te helderen. Hierin wordt aangegeven dat er weer contact is geweest tussen Tom, Mark en Travis en dat de verstandhouding tussen de drie steeds beter wordt, al weigert Tom nog steeds met de bassist en drummer de studio in te duiken omdat zijn prioriteiten ergens anders liggen. Lees het volledige bericht hier onder:

Hi everybody-

I understand all the craziness out there in Internet-land, it is an odd time for fans of the Blink-182 legacy, I know- It’s odd for me, too. 

Well, I met with Mark yesterday, and Travis the week before…. I actually talk to Travis almost every day, now. 

The answer is this: 

We DO have a future together if we want it, but for now we are busy doing separate things. I am directing a movie this summer, releasing a couple more albums of music and digging deeper into my Sekret Machines Project with the US DOD.

I know people are comparing the Angels and Airwaves Chasing Shadows EP to the new Blink-182 music, and that is a failed task. We are different people after different things. For one, I think having a song-writer that came in on the Blink album (Feldy- 5 Seconds of Summer, Good Charlotte) was something they felt was necessary, and that in itself may be an indicator of some of our current artistic differences that are difficult to overcome. At the time, I was recording the song NEW WORLD (on the DEMOS album titled after my own name) and that was my personal opinion of where we could possibly take Blink for the next album. But we are at different places in our minds, careers and goals, I get it. 

But that said, I obviously want them to make the music they wish. I have always been thankful for them in my life, but I am a forward thinking artist, and sometimes that leads me down a different path- That is why I have done other projects like: Box Car Racer, Angels and Airwaves- LOVE 1 & 2, AND The Dream Walker etc… 

I look forward to my upcoming adventures, and a hell of a lot more…

….Maybe even a bit of Blink-182 if we can build back that “special something” that was once there.

Vorige week brachten Mark Hoppus en Travis Barker de eerste Blink-182 single zonder Tom uit. Het bijbehorende album, California, komt uit op 1 juli, via BMG.

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