Tom DeLonge Felt 'Severely Limited' By Blink-182
Even though he's hinted he'd be open to a return to the band, DeLonge has revealed his reasons for leaving and says it allowed him to expand his horizons, such as his band Angels & Airwaves and a series of novels based around the Poet Anderson character.
He tells Radio.com: "I hit a very specific part in my life. I'm 39 years old. If I was to continue to stay in the studio for a year to write a record that I need to rehearse for eight weeks to go on tour for another six months, and it's only about those 12 songs, I'm going to be severely limited in what I can achieve artistically.
"I'm going to be looking back when I'm 50 going, 'F***, I really love all these other forms of art, I really wish I could have done something with it.' So what happened was that I decided just to do it. It afforded me the ability to be with my family a hell of a lot more. It afforded me to inspire other artists." Read more here.
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