Mark Hoppus Explains Blink-182's "Friendly Divorce" With Tom DeLonge

Mark Hoppus Explains Blink-182's "Friendly Divorce" With Tom DeLonge

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By now, we've nearly accepted a world where Blink-182 is without Tom DeLonge and potentially permanently replaced by Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba. But just in case fans (i.e. us) were holding their breath for a reunion, Mark Hoppus made the situation crystal clear in a new interview. The bassist says the band is "going through what, so far, has been a friendly divorce" with their guitarist, while revealing more details about the messy split.

According to Hoppus, it was 100 percent up to DeLonge to depart: 

"This time when we got the call that Tom was out and that he didn't want to do Blink anymore, it was almost like, 'Oh, okay.' I was crushed because we were set to go into the studio and we were set to do all these things and I was bummed that Tom doesn't want to do Blink. It's like, man, you have this huge, beautiful thing that we spent 20 years building and you just walk away from it?"

Hoppus added that it was nearly a relief that DeLonge wanted out after the Angels & Airwaves singer would repeatedly delay Blink's studio work.

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