March 2, 2016


Travis Barker: Tom DeLonge Wanted Blink-182 to Sound Like Coldplay

The war between Tom DeLonge and the remaining members of Blink-182 continues. In a new interview with YouTube personality Mr. Wavvy, drummer Travis Barker revealed that DeLonge had some weird stylistic plans for the future of the iconic pop-punk group.

He told the host, "[Bassist] Mark [Hoppus] and I never wanted to change. The last couple of albums, Tom wanted to sound like U2, to record songs that basically sound like Coldplay.” Yikes.

Barker added, "For us, we were always like ‘Blink is Blink, man. We want to sound like fucking Blink-182. That’s what side projects are for. I love Blink for what it is. We love Blink and we love the sound of Blink.”

Listen to the full thing above. When you're done there, read our interview with iconic producer John Feldmann, who is recording the new Tom-less Blink LP.