The end of an era… again.
Back in January there were a ton of rumblings that he might be leaving the trio. Travis Barker, the band’s drummer, even seemed to hit a boiling point by essentially saying that Tom should just man up and admit he’s quitting the band.
Mark seemed to back up these claims by saying that Tom was the weak link and that “Tom was embarrassed because he doesn’t want to do Blink.”
Despite all these claims, even from his bandmates, Delonge’s responded by saying:
“The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year. I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”
Well now we’ve got Mark saying otherwise, explaining that the band is “going through what so far has been a friendly divorce [with Tom].” He claims this time it’s real and not just internet rumors saying:
“This time when we got the call that Tom was out and that he didn’t want to do Blink anymore, it was almost like, ├óΓé¼╦£oh, okay,'”
As sad as this may be for a lot of you Blink fans out there, it doesn’t sound like there’s much bad blood between the guys as mark seems happy for him Tom. He even said
“It was almost like, ├óΓé¼╦£Man, I’m proud of you. I’m happy of you. Like, go do your thing now.”
Hoppus doesn’t know what exactly this means for the future of Blink but he did seem optimistic about the future of the band. He said it’s “exciting to think that we’re going to move forward.”
We’re sad because we know Blink just won’t be the same. It was always the the fusion of Tom and Mark’s differing vocals combined with Travis’ heavy-hitting fast-paced drumming that made them truly great. But let’s hope they can be a phoenix and we’ll see them rise again!