Long time, no blog.
Well, that ends now. I bring you sad, but somewhat not surprising news. According to this Rolling Stone article, Tom Delonge has left Blink 182 indefinitely.
Why do I say this comes as no surprise? Well, lets take a look at his past history over the years. He left the band originally in 2005 to pursue other artistic opportunities and ideas (see: Angels and Airwaves). He then returned to the group in 2009 and immediately began working on a new album and tours with the band. Even after his return to Blink he had also been keeping up with his other band, Angels and Airwaves, with a new album. Alongside the new album, came the second major movie project he has been apart of with his Angels and Airwaves (the first being: Love). On top of all that, he’s been slowly creeping into the media space with a variety of concepts. He built the website loserkids.com, which caters to the California-punk style that Blink 182 has been so well known for. His platform, Modlife, had somewhat recently been explored by a Fast Company article, showing off Delonge’s entreprenurial prowess.
So, as you can see, the man has been busy. That’s why after hearing news of his departure from Blink, I wasn’t too surprised. Sure, the group will never be the same without him, but he’s got a lot on his plate. Additionally, it’s important to note that he is getting older and his persona in Blink 182 that was once well suited for his punk-rock music, may now be fading. This is especially apparent in the type of music he has produced with Angels and Airwaves. He’s onto other huge projects and ideas that may define a new age for himself. Until then, we can only wait and see what he comes up with.
Additionally, Delonge posted this status to Facebook at the time of me writing this.
So, who knows what is really going on?
UPDATE: 1/27/15 9:35 am.
The other members of Blink 182 have spoken out! Read their comments here.
In other words, Tom is just as egotistical as he was the first time he left the band.
UPDATE 2: 1/27/15 12:32 pm.
Apparently Tom sent out this tweet and then deleted it shortly after. More to the story?