Tutto è nato ieri con un post rilasciato da Travis Barker riguardo al Musink 2015 con la presenza di Rancid, Sick Of It All, Bad Religion, Ignite, Yelawolf, Prayers, The Interrupters, OFF! e Blink 182.
La cosa strana è stata che nel flyer appariva la scritta Blink 182 feat. Matt Skiba (frontman degli Alkaline Trio). Questo ha scatenato una serie di news in rete, molte delle quali si contraddicevano le une con le altre: prima vari post riguardo al fatto che Tom DeLonge avesse realmente lasciato i Bink 182, poi una news su twitter in cui il diretto interessato affermava di non essere uscito dalla pop-punk band di San Diego e così via…
Grande incertezza fino a questa mattina quando Travis Barker e Mark Hoppus (gli altri due Blink 182) hanno rilasciato queste dichiarazioni:
Travis: “I think he’s just bummed because Mark and I were finally honest. We always covered up for him before. It was always, “We’re going to record an album,” then “Tom refuses to get into the studio without a record deal.” So everyone does hella amounts of work to get a record deal and now Tom isn’t part of Blink-182. It’s hard to cover for someone who’s disrespectful and ungrateful. You don’t even have the balls to call your bandmates and tell them you’re not going to record or do anything Blink-related. You have your manager do it. Everyone should know what the story is with him and it’s been years with it. When we did get back together after my plane crash, we only got back together, I don’t know, maybe because I almost died. But he didn’t even listen to mixes or masterings from that record. He didn’t even care about it. Why Blink even got back together in the first place is questionable.”
Mark: “For the past two years, we’ve been working with a bunch of different labels to try and get a record deal because the three of us collectively decided that we wanted to make a record with a partner. A few months ago, Travis has this festival that he is co-owner of and presenting and he asked Tom and I if we would play and we said, “No problem.” At the end of December, we were finalizing our record deal and on Christmas Eve, all three of us signed the deal. We had been talking about where we wanted to record, what producers we want to use, what day we want to start. This is all through e-mail. I don’t think either of us have spoken to Tom in person in months, but everything’s been moving positively.
We booked January 5th to go into the studio. On December 30th, we get an e-mail from Tom’s manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he’s out indefinitely. There’s a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, “Tom. Is. Out.” Direct quote. This is the exact same e-mail we got back in 2004 when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before.”
La domanda ora è questa: chi sarà il nuovo frontman dei Blink 182? Sarà veramente Matt Skiba?
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