Posted: 27 January, 2015
Tom DeLonge denies bandmates claims he's left the band
UPDATE: This story has taken a twist with Tom Delonge denying claims from his Blink-182 bandmates that he's quit the band.
“I never quit the band,” he said, in an official statement.
“Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’”
The 39-year-old is doing stuff with his side-project Angels & Airwaves, which he admitted has limited his time this year.
“The only truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year," he said.
“I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”
More to come.
Earlier On Triple M
Tom Delonge of Blink 182 performs live on the Main stage during the third and final day of Reading Festival on August 29, 2010 in Reading, England Photo: Getty Images
Tom DeLonge has left Blink-182, according to a statement from the band.
Bandmates have revealed the vocalist and guitarist has left the band "indefinitely, and will not be joining the trio when they headline drummer Travis Barker's annual Musink Festival in California next March.
Alkaline Trio guitarist/singer Matt Skiba will take over but it's not sure for how long because Alkaline Trio are still touring and recording.
"We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason," said Hoppus and Barker, accrding to a report in Rolling Stone.
"A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio, we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.
"No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans."
Delonge has commented on the split with his own version of events (see the pic below).
He is also currently working on his other project Angels & Airwaves.
Photo: Tom Delonge instagram
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