Blink-182 Producer Forced Band To Write About Tom DeLonge


(TeamRock Radio) Blink-182 producer John Feldmann has told how he forced the band into writing a song about former member Tom DeLonge - even though they didn't want to.

The result is San Diego, which appears on California, their first album with Matt Skiba in DeLonge's place. Feldmann tells Fuse: "It was a song that Mark Hoppus didn't want to write. I brought up the idea that you have to write about sh*t you don't want to write about.

"There's clearly a lot of feelings involved with having a best friend who's not in your band any more - having a best friend with all that stuff that went down."

On the surface, San Diego discusses Blink's history in their home town, a place that Feldmann says "nobody gave a f*** about" until the band found fame.

He adds: "The song acts as a bittersweet homage - a goodbye to this city that none of us live in any more, but owe so much to, while acknowledging the interpersonal relationships within the band." Check out the song here.

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