DeLonge Opens Up About Fissures That Led To blink-182 Hiatus

Box Car Racer

Kerrang! interviewed Tom DeLonge and probed extensively into reasons behind blink-182’s decision to announce an indefinite hiatus and why he hasn’t spoken with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker since the decision was made. DeLonge, now with new band Angels and Airwaves, cited Mark getting upset about Box Car Racer, talk that Tom was being courted to sign a solo deal, and his desire to take a break from the group to spend time with his family as key reasons behind the split. Check out the transcript at AngelsAndAirwaves.co.uk.

Travis Barker At MAGIC

Former blink-182/current Transplants drummer Travis Barker, star of the television show ‘Meet the Barkers’, posed at the MAGIC convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center on August 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Barker was promoting his Famous Stars and Straps belt buckle company at the convention. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Fulfillment Fund’s 4th Annual Summer Splash

Mark Hoppus, formerly of blink-182, and his son Jack attend the Fulfillment Fund’s 4th Annual Summer Splash fundraising event held at the Al Mann Residence in Beverly Hills, California on July 24th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

On TV: Travis Barker, Garbage, Good Charlotte

Garbage 'Absolute Garbage'

Rockers on television this week include former blink-182, current Transplants drummer Travis Barker, who appears with wife Shanna Moakler on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Garbage and The Bravery, who both visit ‘Daily Download’ on Tuesday; Good Charlotte, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday; and Killswitch Engage, who visit ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.

Before Blink-182’s Split: Mark Hoppus

In an exclusive interview done right before blink-182 went on “indefinite hiatus,” bassist Mark Hoppus talks about the compilations the group has been putting together, the clothing line he’s involved with, and his early punk-rock inspirations. Real.com has since removed the audio.

Blink-182 Feuding Led To Breakup

A music industry insider tells The New York Daily News reports that blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus, guitarist Tom Delong and drummer Travis Barker were tired of feuding over who would get songwriting credit, money, and the “musical direction”, prompting Tuesday’s announcement that the trio were on indefinite hiatus. “Officially they are claiming they are on an ‘indefinite hiatus’,” a source said. “But they are done.”

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