Blink-182 Never Considered Ending Band After Tom's Departure


(TeamRock Radio) Mark Hoppus says it never occurred to him and Travis Barker to call time on Blink-182 when Tom DeLonge quit last year. The band brought in Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba as a replacement for DeLonge, and they release their seventh album California on July 1. It's available for pre-order.

While losing founding member DeLonge could have spelled the end of the pop punk giants, the two left behind never thought about pulling the plug.

Hoppus tells Music Feeds: "Travis and I have kind of been through this situation before and he and I just love performing music and writing music together and we're really good friends.

"It never really occurred to us to stop doing what we do because we enjoy it so much. We already had these shows booked once Tom had dropped off.

"So, when Matt came in to fill in for those shows it was such a natural fit and a natural progression for us. The shows are awesome, people love Matt and it was such a great experience with him it just seemed like the next step to have him come in and write an album with him." Read more here.

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