Tom DeLonge About Blink-182': “It’s Not Like I Walked Away. If I Wanted To, I Could Be Back In A Period Of Days"

certified Strife expert badge
3 mins read

tom-delonge-about-blink-182-its-not-like-i-walked-away-if-i-wanted-to-i-could-be-back-in-a-period-of-days

Blink-182 continued without Tom DeLonge a few years ago and found his replacement in the co-vocalist with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba. Eventhough his absence in Blink-182, Tom DeLonge has been busier than ever with his science, universe & UFO research. In addition, he has also been busy working on book and film projects and is basically busier than ever.

In a recent interview with San Diego Union Tribune, Tom DeLonge was asked about his relationship with Blink-182, whether he misses being in a band and if he would ever go back.

He stated that if he wanted to and if it would make sense, Tom DeLonge could return to the band in a period of just a few days. In his exact words:
"Blink is in my DNA. I talk to Travis (Barker) quite a bit and we try and figure out how and when it’s going to make sense. It’s not like I walked away. They have someone doing my job for me. It’s just that I’m so busy. If I wanted to, I could be back in a period of days."

When asked about whether he misses the band aswell as being in a band, Tom DeLonge shared the following:

"Oh, yeah, I miss the relationship we had, and the growth, and the crazy times. But I don’t miss the grind. Like, every band has a grind, so you have to love it so much that you tolerate the grind. And, being on tour was such a grind. I didn’t love it enough; it was too much disruption for me. And playing the same songs every night and moving your body (the same way) with your guitar, it felt like you were ‘vogue-ing,’ like you were faking it. ‘Here’s the same song again — 1, 2, 3, 4!’ I felt like a robot.

That’s when I said, ‘I need a break.’ But, now, the grind to announce what we will be announcing soon and to do these books and the movie is unreal! And this is by far the biggest thing I’ve ever had in my life. It’s way bigger than (anything) I ever had with the band. It’s exciting and stressful, not only because of the enormity of it, but because of what I know."


For now however, it appears that Tom DeLonge will be busy enough with his book with 'Sekret Machines: GODS' which will release this week.

Would you like to see Tom DeLonge back in Blink-182?
What are your thoughts on what he's currently doing?

Let us know on social media or in the comments!
(0 reviews)
Share this article

Related articles

Show more

Popular articles

Show more

THE ONES WHO LOVE MUSIC

Musicians & singers
Sarah  Smiles
Sarah Smiles
$ 0.08 PM
Student and Writer
I'm the ONE who's passionate about music, writing, and dance.
Abigail Milmon
Abigail Milmon
$ 0.08 PM
Retail
I'm the ONE who goes to every concert I can.
Harrie van der Lubbe
Harrie van der Lubbe
Free
(16)
Creative Developer
I'm the ONE that might be able to help you If you have difficult technical questions
Elsa Nightingale
Elsa Nightingale
$ 0.37 PM
(1)
Writing/creating
I'm the ONE Let me use creativity to help you and your business succeed.
Ibrahim Demirovic
Ibrahim Demirovic
$ 0.77 PM
Muziekproductie en werkzaam bij MyCom als verkoper
I'm the ONE Kwaliteit wordt herkend