Travis Barker Tells Tom DeLonge To “Man up and quit” Blink-182

This is getting out of hand now. I know that Tom’s been an ass to Mark and Travis, and maybe Travis is right, but the part where Travis says that a Blink album with Matt Skiba would be “unreal”. Maybe it would be, but call it something else. Because Blink isn’t Blink without Tom DeLonge.

I agree that Mark and Travis should continue touring, and Travis couldn’t be more on point than when he says that Tom sucks live, but I’m not exactly on board for another album. I’d listen to it in the same way I listen to +44, Box Car Racer, and Angels & Airwaves. But the bottom line is that it’s still not Blink. Sure, Matt Skiba can probably sing and play guitar better than Tom, and I’d even go to a show, but an album labeled as “Blink-182” is an idea I’m not so fond of.

One thought on “Travis Barker Tells Tom DeLonge To “Man up and quit” Blink-182

  1. Noise Pollution says:

    As a longtime Blink fan (like, since I was six and Enema of the State came out) I think at this point, Blink-182 is better off without him. I thought that +44 was significantly more interesting to listen to than AvA, and Neighborhoods was kind of a huge, huge let down, and Dogs Eating Dogs had two songs that I liked, which turned into one song that I like, kind of. I’m not a Tom DeLonge hater either; my absolute favorite Blink-182 album is the self-titled one by far, and I think that album was mostly Tom’s brainchild. I also really enjoy Box Car Racer, it’s one of my favorite albums of all-time, and I don’t think there was much influence on that record from anyone else at all, let alone the other members of Blink. I just don’t think he has it anymore. If they put Mark more up front than Tom and let Skiba ease his way in, I think that’ll work. It won’t be the same, but I honestly think that Skiba is less likely to butcher their next album than Tom is.


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