Tom DeLonge Explains Blink-182 Drama, Plans 4 Albums This Year
. Tom DeLonge won't be busy with Blink-182 this year but he has revealed his ambitious plans to release four new albums this year and explains in an online post why the "Blink stuff went haywire.'
DeLonge announced his album release plans via Twitter last week. He tweeted "I am putting out 4 albums in one year - this year." He then posted another message giving more details, "To clarify, 2 albums with Angels [and Airwaves], 2 albums from myself. 3 of them are released with novels. This has been in the works for a couple of years."
He followed up with a post on Intagram, providing more details and explaining that these new album commitments were the reason behind his inability to work with Blink-182.
He wrote, "One of the reasons all this Blink stuff went haywire was because I am in 6 contracts with Best Selling Authors that are co-writing 15 Novels with me personally. Each one has an EP soundtrack that launches with it.
"I told my manager the contract that was sent to me for the Blink deal contained weird new language that I had to drop all that music for almost a year. I said I couldn't, but I could record the album in and around those things that were already in the works.
"He wrote them an email saying I'm out- (I didn't know- and he was only talking about the deal) next thing you know, a press release saying things I didn't say. Here we are….. Well…. Read a f-king book- at least one of mine, please. Christ."
His first album release, entitled "To the Stars," is set to be released on April 20th in various formats. DeLonge is taking preorders here.