Tom DeLonge denies Blink-182 furore: “I never quit the band”
And there's now a bit of a war of words between all three membersRead more on Blink 182 Listen to Blink 182 on Spotify
Blink-182's status is even murkier this morning. Following numerous reports that he had quit the band, Tom DeLonge has come out and denied all knowledge with a statement that he never left.
This story is made stranger by the fact that both Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker issued a press release confirming the news, even going so far as confirming Matt Skiba as their new third member. But Tom said that isn't true and blamed the band's collective dysfunction.
Tom posted on Instagram: "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"
Tom then tweeted:
If you thought that was the end of the story, it isn't. Both Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker caught wind of Tom's rebuttal and promptly issued their own statement through Rolling Stone magazine, branding their bandmate "ungrateful and disingenuous".
Mark told RS: "I just wish Tom does whatever makes him happy and stops holding Blink-182 back from what we all agree that we're going to do: play shows, record music, continue this legacy and have a good time doing it."