Tom DeLonge on Blink-182 Hiatus: ‘It’s Not Like Anybody Had Sex With Each Other’s Wives’
Blink-182 has gotten massive amounts of positive feedback for their new single “Up All Night.” It sort of makes you wonder why they went on an “indefinite hiatus” back in 2005, right?
Blink member Tom DeLonge explains the break-up, blaming it on a “machine” bigger than the band:
“The reason the band broke up was really stupid in the first place; it’s not like anybody had sex with each other’s wives. Though, for how bad we hated each other, that should have been what happened.”
“The band got so big that the machine running the band took over. We were burnt out, we needed a break, but the machine won’t let you do that,” he continued. “The band had stopped communicating because the machine was so big.”
“My priority was my family, and my life had to be structured in a way where I had to be around for my daughter … and they wanted to keep touring, and it didn’t work out to where our priorities were the same,” he said. “The last words that were said to me by my bandmembers were, ‘If your family is going to be your priority, then you better be cool with the repercussions.’ … I think there was a lot of paranoia and a lot of bitterness between all of us.” <<<<Woah. That’s deep.
Thankfully, all three members are together and better than ever. Their album Neighborhoods is set to drop later this year and Tom calls it their best work yet:
“The album’s amazing … it’s very modern, very relevant to rock music today,” he said. “But we made sure to throw a couple of songs in there that sound like they’re from the mid-’90s. It’s gigantic. It’s made for big places.”
Equal parts new music and tunes with the throwback 90’s sound? Blink fans are going to eat this up! If you haven’t heard “Up All Night” yet, listen here.