Tom DeLonge Plans Blink-182 Demo Releases
A couple of weeks ago amidst all the public blowup between Blink-182's members, Tom DeLonge posted a couple of song snippets online with the hashtags #SongsWithoutAHome and #March1st. It now appears that those tracks were part of a new release coming from DeLonge that reportedly includes some Blink-182 demos.
At the time, it was speculated that the posted song snippets were actually parts of songs that DeLonge had planned to work on with his Blink bandmates, but as we've learned in recent weeks, there's been a divide between DeLonge and his Blink cohorts Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker.
The other two members are planning on playing the MusInk Festival with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba filling in for DeLonge. The pair claimed that DeLonge backed out of plans to join them at the show and was essentially unavailable for a good portion of the year, which added to the frustration of not being able to move forward on a new album. What followed was a public back-and-forth between Hoppus and Barker and DeLonge in which there was debate about whether or not DeLonge was still part of the group.
On Wednesday (Feb. 18), DeLonge tweeted, "March 1st - I will be launching personal recording of new blink demos along with a few extra tracks on TomDelonge.me." The tweet has since been removed, but not before it was screen captured at this location. A look at the destination site reveals a white background with the message "Coming Soon."
After interviews were granted to all three members adding to a bit of the vitriol, DeLonge penned a long missive explaining his situation, his relationship with his fellow bandmates and how his other projects figure into to his motivations.
He concluded that post stating, "Sad for you -- that you're witnessing this immaturity. I know them very well and their current actions are defensive and divisive. I suppose they're doing this as a way to protect themselves from being hurt, like we all do. And even as I watch them act so different to what I know them to be, I still care deeply for them -- like brothers and like old friends. But our relationship got poisoned yesterday. Never planned on quitting, just finding it hard as hell to commit."
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