Blink-182 Replace Tom DeLonge with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba

While many of you probably assumed Blink-182 disbanded long ago, the final nail was only just recently hammered into the coffin. Two thirds of the pop-punk group, bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker, sat down with Rolling Stone to explain the latest rearrangement of band members. Brace yourself, because the melodrama is reminiscent of a petty middle school fight. Considering I was in middle school during Blink’s heyday, this latest episode hits close to home.

Tom DeLonge, founding member, guitarist and vocalist, has officially parted ways with the band. He will be replaced by Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba and the new line-up will debut at the 2015 Musink Festival. In a classic case of “he said, he said,” Hoppus and Barker team up to pin the trio’s demise on DeLonge, who claims he didn’t even know he’d been replaced until the press release came out. But according to Hoppus and Barker, DeLonge quit via his manager, leaving the two remaining bandmates to find a new member.
Take whatever side you want, but there’s no denying that our collective former youth just took a major blow.


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1 Comment

  1. Lauren Silvestri

    January 28, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    This news makes me so sad ):

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