One main cause for concern for Tom DeLonge is that he feels the rest of the band didn't tell or ask him if they could continue on with the Blink-182 name, perhaps getting permission to replace him with another musician. He told RS:
"I don't work on ego. It doesn't define me. Is it awkward and weird? Yeah. Does part of me get bummed? Totally. But it doesn't consume me. I'm doing some of the best stuff I've ever been involved in. People look in and they go, 'How could you walk away from something like that?' or 'How could you not get so pissed?' Well, because I'm more than that.
"I love those guys. The only thing I think about is, I want them to be happy. [But] I don't want the legacy of the band to get fucked with. I do care about that. I don't want an incredible legacy to be ruined. I'm not opposed to it. I still would be interested, if people would just pick up the phone and call."
About a few weeks pass and DeLonge called up RS, adding, "I am currently in the band." What?