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Tom DeLonge Quits Blink-182 - Read the Band's Statement

Tom DeLonge Quits Blink-182 - Read the Band's Statement

Tom DeLonge, the longtime guitarist of Blink-182, has decided to quit the band.

The news was announced by the band’s remaining members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus.

“We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason,” the guys said in a statement (via THR). “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 endeavors. No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.”

Tom will be temporarily replaced by Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio for the band’s performance at the 2015 Music and Tattoo Festival.

UPDATE: Tom released a statement saying he did not quit the band.

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  • happy666

    I thought the group had already been divided since “All the small things” was written in the previous century.

  • Storm

    He did the exact same thing several years back – suddenly dropped off the radar for no reason then had his manager contact them to tell them he wasn’t coming back. Then after Travis’s plane crash, they all reunited and apparently all was forgiven. He either has an enormous ego or just major problems in and of himself to treat his long time band mates and formerly close friends like that. I’m guessing this will now be the real end of Blink.

  • Storm

    Ah, just read his Twitter and it turns out this story is a fake. DeLonge is still very much with Blink. yay! Get with the program, Jared.

  • Storm

    Ah, just read his Twitter and it turns out this story is a fake. DeLonge is still very much with Blink. yay! Get with the program, Jared.

  • Kieran Tintle

    Don’t be a sucker, Tom is a habitual liar. He did the same thing 10 years ago.

  • Kieran Tintle

    Don’t be a sucker, Tom is a habitual liar. He did the same thing 10 years ago.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54U-FEQvesY Last Blonde In LA

    huh? …ok then …bye

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