Tom DeLonge really didn't want to be there.
These days, besides his family, he’s responsible to his many employees, shareholders and partners. After all, when you have a $100 million budget on the line, “I’m rehearsing for our summer tour” isn’t a good excuse for missing a meeting. So, when fans ask why DeLonge bailed on the band that made him famous, he didn’t leave Blink-182 because he’s crazy, stupid or self-indulgent. He’s simply a grown up with responsibilities and ambitions that reach all the way to the stars.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:18 PM
Might just be me ... but I sure like seeing Blink-182 in the studio.
Jason Tate on 09/23/15 - 10:56 AM
Mark Hoppus is teasing new Blink-182 material.

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Jason Tate on 09/19/15 - 11:34 AM
Mark Hoppus instagrammed a hard-drive that reads "Blink-182 2015."

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Jason Tate on 09/02/15 - 08:39 PM
Tom DeLonge continues his media tour. This time talking with NME:
I loved that band, I started that band. That's me. I named the band - that shit came from me. [Being in Blink] cannot be the only thing in my life, or can it be the absolute priority. But can it be a part of my life? Absolutely. I love that band.
Jason Tate on 09/02/15 - 08:36 PM
Well, someone in the other thread called this one. Tom DeLonge talked with Billboard about his upcoming project, that he brought "Poet Anderson" originally to Blink-182, and more.
DeLonge explains that he actually brought the Poet Anderson concept to Hoppus and Barker. "I sat in a room and showed them animations and everything and said, 'Do you guys want to do this with me?' And there was a tiny bit of interest, a lot of awkward silence and a lot of emails that were just ignored," he says. "So I moved on and got it done. It's not like I'm doing these things and didn't ask them to go along for the ride, ever. People don't know this shit 'cause I didn't go out and talk about it."
Jason Tate on 09/01/15 - 09:15 PM
Travis Barker's book, Can I Say, has been pushed back to November 19th.
Jason Tate on 09/01/15 - 11:36 AM
Looks like Blink-182 (or at least their dad) is in the studio.

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Jason Tate on 09/01/15 - 11:27 AM
Hit the replies for a fan filmed video of Mark Hoppus, Mumford & Sons, Tom Morello, and T Bone Burnett playing "What's My Age Again?" by Blink-182.

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Jason Tate on 08/22/15 - 02:20 PM
Head to Facebook to watch Mark Hoppus join Mumford and Sons, The Vaccines and Jack Garratt on stage for a "Sweet Dreams" cover.
Jason Tate on 08/19/15 - 10:52 AM
Blink-182 will be heading into the studio to "continue writing songs" in the next few days. As Mark Hoppus writes on Facebook, "it may take some time, but it begins now."

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Jason Tate on 08/18/15 - 11:17 AM
Rockabye Baby will be releasing a Blink-182 lullaby album.
Jason Tate on 07/29/15 - 01:07 PM
Hit the replies for a Travis Barker interview with Big Boy at Real 92.3. He discusses his dream collaborations, his upcoming memoir Can I Say, the long road to recovery following his plane crash, and more.

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Jason Tate on 07/28/15 - 11:22 AM
Hi My Name is Mark has partnered to with Vannen to release a limited edition watch.
Jason Tate on 07/28/15 - 10:54 AM
Travis Barker's new solo single, "100," is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/27/15 - 10:54 AM
Mark Hoppus has confirmed Matt Skiba is in Blink-182. New music is coming.
In the meantime, Hoppus continues with Blink-182. He said the threesome -- with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba replacing guitarist Tom DeLonge -- will head back into the studio in August.
Jason Tate on 07/21/15 - 07:58 PM
Travis Barker will be doing a residency in Las Vegas at Hyde Bellagio. Hit the replies for the dates.
“There are three things I love: Drumming, DJing and Vegas,” Barker says in a press statement. “I am stoked to be able to perform in Vegas on a regular basis and I look forward to my residency at Hyde.”
Jason Tate on 07/14/15 - 11:50 AM
Hit the replies to watch Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 play "Family Reunion" at a small club in Glasgow.

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Jason Tate on 07/13/15 - 12:29 PM
Tom Delonge answered some questions on Facebook regarding Blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves. A fan has compiled them here.

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Jason Tate on 07/10/15 - 09:48 PM
Dan Nosowitz, writing for Atlas Obscura about having a linguistics professor listen to Blink-182 and analyze the accents.
But there are some more complex things going on in the pop-punk voice. Eckert walked me through the Blink-182 song word by word, pointing out places where DeLonge was playing around with accent. “When they say ‘to pick you up on our very first date,’ the interesting thing about ‘date’ is that he renders it as a monophthong ‘dehhht’ instead of ‘date,’ says Eckert. “In most American English it's a diphthong.” A diphthong is a vowel sound with two simpler sounds in it; for most Americans, “date” is a kind of compound vowel made up of the “eh” sound and the “ee” sound....
Jason Tate on 06/19/15 - 11:46 AM
Blink-182's Untitled and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket are both once again available at Hot Topic on splatter vinyl.

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Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:55 AM
Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 was on Episode 12 of the "Das Process" podcast.
Jason Tate on 05/22/15 - 01:18 PM
Blink-182 are having a 40% off Memorial Day sale on their webstore.
Jason Tate on 05/22/15 - 01:16 PM
Mark Hoppus in the cover band "Snake Plisskin and the I Thought You Were Deads"?

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:38 PM
Travis Barker's memoir will be out this Fall.
Happy to say I'm in the finishing stages of my book. It will finally be released this Fall and I'm really proud of it and I can't wait to share it with the world.

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Jason Tate on 05/14/15 - 12:14 PM
Matt Skiba talked about the possibility of joining Blink-182 full time:
Matt: I think it's too soon to know. I'm about to go on an Alkaline Trio tour for a couple months. There's some time and some things that those guys need to figure out before we can start saying I'm a permanent member. But that is a hope of mine. If we're discussing recording an album, I think that seals the deal. But, we shall see, only time can tell.
Jason Tate on 04/23/15 - 04:41 PM
A few AP.net members who frequent the official Blink-182 thread in the forums put together a compilation of Blink-182 covers.

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Jason Tate on 04/06/15 - 10:51 AM
Blink-182, Lagwagon, The Used, NOFX, and more now have mystery boxes up on FukuBox.com.

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Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:22 AM
A fender bass guitar signed by "the 2015 Blink-182" is up for auction. Proceeds will go to helping a dear friend of the band.
Jason Tate on 03/25/15 - 11:35 AM
Hit the replies for a video interview with Travis Barker of Blink-182 from Robert Herrera.
Jason Tate on 03/24/15 - 02:01 PM
Skylar Grey, Kid Ink, and Travis Barker are doing a collaboration this Sunday at Wrestlemania at Levi's Stadium.
Jason Tate on 03/24/15 - 10:55 AM
Travis Barker spoke will Billboard about Blink-182 possibly touring with A Day to Remember and that there's been talk of recording an album.
There’s talk of maybe recording an album, there are talks of doing a tour with A Day To Remember, so we’ll see what happens.
Jason Tate on 03/23/15 - 01:25 PM
Tom DeLonge has written "the fastest punk song" of the last 15 years of his career, and is involved in 6 contracts with best selling authors to write 15 novels with accompanying EP soundtracks. These deals are part of why he couldn't work on Blink182.
One of the reasons all this Blink stuff went haywire was because I am in 6 contracts with Best Selling Authors that are co-writing 15 Novels with me personally. Each one has an EP soundtrack that launches with it. I told my manager the contract that was sent to me for the Blink deal contained weird new language that I had to drop all that music for almost a year. I said I couldn't, but I could record the album in and around those things...
Jason Tate on 03/21/15 - 03:46 PM
Blink-182 (with Matt Skiba) added both "Go" and "M+M's" to their set at SOMA last night. A few videos have shown up and fans have reported in that the crowd was great and enthusiastic and that Mark called Matt "the new step dad that was going to be living with us from now on."
Jason Tate on 03/21/15 - 10:27 AM
Blink-182 played their debut show with Matt Skiba tonight and some footage can be found in the replies.
Jonathan Bautts on 03/18/15 - 10:52 PM
The new episode of Mark Hoppus's podcast is now up. It's episode four and includes an interview with Matt Skiba and all sorts of Blink-182 talk.
Jason Tate on 03/17/15 - 06:08 PM
Blink-182 have announced another warm-up up show with Matt Skiba and A Day to Remember opening -- March 18th at the Roxy. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Jason Tate on 03/16/15 - 11:02 AM
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast begins with a talk about Blink-182 exhaustion and yet our need to talk about Tom DeLonge's new song. I am not a fan. Thomas likes it. We discuss if we're grading Tom on a curve, the overall impact of not having Jerry Finn as a guiding force in the Blink world, and the plausibility of the whole Blink-183 rumors. From there we talk about how underrated Dashboard Confessional seems to be and the band's return, a bunch of albums got announced this week and we touch on a few, and then we finish up the episode answering a question about being self-employed and needing to be self-motivated. Thomas and I share stories about striking the balance...
Jason Tate on 03/12/15 - 01:17 PM
Travis Barker of Blink-182 sat down with Yahoo! and has posted a new band photo of Blink-182 with Matt Skiba on Instagram.
According to Barker, a big part of the issue was that DeLonge’s heart wasn’t in Blink. “If I showed up for this interview and I was like, “Oh, man,’ you wouldn’t even want to do this interview. You would catch my vibe,” he says. “That’s what it was like playing at practice with the dude forever. It was just like, you’d drive to Orange County to practice, drive an hour and a half to get there, dude’s upset, bummed-out or venting about something. We’re all, ‘Everyone’s got their issues, let’s just play music and have fun and be happy and kick ass.’ So it feels good to...
Jason Tate on 03/11/15 - 11:42 PM
Tickets sold out in less than a minute for Blink182's show at SOMA. A Day to Remember will be opening for them.
Jason Tate on 03/11/15 - 10:53 AM
Blink-182 will be playing a show on March 20th at SOMA in San Diego. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Jason Tate on 03/10/15 - 11:05 AM
Tom DeLonge's new song "New World" was supposedly released to buyers today. Anyone get it? It any good?
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 03:43 PM
Alternative Nation has a new interview with Travis Barker about Blink 182.
Alkaline Trio toured with Blink-182 for awhile as an opener band. We are two weeks in to practice and [Matt Skiba]’s killing it. There’s harmonies that have never been sung. He’s actually playing the guitar instead of just Pro Tools. It’s just fresh blood and having someone that’s motivated and stoked to be there makes a world of difference. In general, Skiba has a really charming voice and it couldn’t be a better fit.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/04/15 - 07:13 AM
10 hours of Tom DeLonge's vocals from "I Miss You"? Why of course that's a thing. Hit the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:45 PM
Looks like the demos and other odds and ends from Tom DeLonge are now up for pre-order on TomDeLonge.me. If you buy the digital album you'll get one song on March 9th, one on the 23rd, one on April 6th, and the album comes out April 20th.
Jason Tate on 02/28/15 - 05:05 PM
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