Tom DeLonge’s Surprising Musical Comeback: Blink-182 Set to Drop Highly-Anticipated Album, Their First in a Decade!


Tom DeLonge Opens Up About Life After Leaving Blink-182

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge opened up on his journey after leaving the band in 2015. Talking to Apple Music, the singer shared, “I found myself in these weird oceans that I definitely didn’t know how to navigate.” The vocalist/guitarist added, “I definitely didn’t want to hold these guys back in any kind of way.” “We’re like, ‘f— Tom DeLonge. If he doesn’t like Blink, then f— it,'” Hoppus, recalls.

When will Blink-182’s album ‘One More Time…’ release?

On Monday, September 18, the pop-punk trio publicly announced their first collaboration after releasing ‘Neighborhoods’ in 2011. The album called ‘One More Time…’ will be released on October 20 via Columbia Records. DeLonge further said, “I remember telling my wife now, like, well I don’t think I’m ever going to play music again. I don’t think I’m ever going to tour again until Mark told me he was sick, and then that was the only thing I wanted to do.”

Mark Hoppus survived ‘blood-related’ cancer

Hoppus, 51, talked about his struggles after being diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in April 2021. “My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A, which means, as I understand it, it’s entered four different parts of my body,” Hoppus explained. “I don’t know how exactly they determine the four-part of it, but it’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m Stage 4, which I think is the highest that it goes. So, I’m Stage 4-A,” he added. Chemotherapy wrecked my vocal cords,” the bassist/vocalist reveals. “I had to go to work with a vocal coach to get to the point where we could go and walk onstage at Coachella [in April],” he added.

Barker, a plane crash survivor, feels it is the adversities of life that brought them all together ‘once again.’ “Why does it take these catastrophes, like me being in a plane crash or me being sick, for our band to get back together?” he questioned himself. “I always knew that the brotherhood wouldn’t ever deteriorate or wouldn’t be there. I really feel like Blink is us three, and as soon as we accept that and we don’t settle for anything less than that, I just think that’s the future,” added the drummer.

Travis Barker recently abandoned his ongoing Blink-182 tour after his pregnant wife Kourtney Kardashian was rushed to hospital. As per People, the 44-year-old reality TV star had a ‘brief’ stay and is “back home now with her kids,” a source claimed. “She is feeling better. She is happy to have Travis back home, too,” the insider added.

Tom DeLonge’s Departure from Blink-182

After leaving Blink-182 in 2015, Tom DeLonge embarked on a new journey, facing unfamiliar challenges and uncertainties. In a recent interview with Apple Music, DeLonge opened up about his experience, revealing that he felt lost and unsure of how to navigate the unfamiliar territory. He also expressed his concern for not holding back his former bandmates, stating that he didn’t want to hinder their progress.

Despite facing criticism and backlash from some fans, DeLonge acknowledges the sentiment of his former bandmates. According to Mark Hoppus, there was a mutual agreement among the remaining members of Blink-182 that if DeLonge didn’t want to be part of the band, they would continue without him. This decision ultimately led to the band’s reformation without DeLonge.

Blink-182’s Upcoming Album ‘One More Time…’

After a long hiatus since their last album “Neighborhoods” in 2011, Blink-182 recently announced their upcoming collaboration. The album titled “One More Time…” is set to be released on October 20 via Columbia Records. DeLonge revealed that he initially thought he would never play music or tour again until Mark Hoppus informed him about his illness. This revelation reignited DeLonge’s passion for music and encouraged him to reunite with his bandmates.

The album release is highly anticipated by fans, as it marks a significant milestone for Blink-182. The band has undergone various challenges and changes over the years, but their dedication to their craft and their bond as a band remain unwavering.

Mark Hoppus’s Battle with Cancer

In April 2021, Mark Hoppus revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hoppus shared that the cancer had spread to different parts of his body, classifying it as stage 4-A. He also mentioned that the chemotherapy he underwent had affected his vocal cords, requiring him to undergo vocal coaching to prepare for their performance at Coachella.

Hoppus’s battle with cancer has been challenging, but his determination and resilience have been commendable. His experience serves as a reminder of the importance of early detection and the strength that can be found in facing adversity.

Reuniting in the Face of Adversity

Travis Barker, who has overcome the trauma of a plane crash, reflects on the band’s reunion amidst personal challenges. He questions why it often takes catastrophic events like his plane crash or Hoppus’s illness for the band to come together. Barker emphasizes the unbreakable brotherhood they share and believes that as long as they prioritize their bond and refuse to settle for anything less, Blink-182 has a bright future ahead.

Travis Barker’s Family Emergency

Travis Barker recently postponed the ongoing Blink-182 tour due to a family emergency involving his pregnant wife, Kourtney Kardashian. According to reports, Kardashian was rushed to the hospital, but her stay was brief, and she is now back home with her children. Barker’s main priority is his wife’s health and well-being, and he is grateful to have her back home.

Tom DeLonge’s departure from Blink-182, the upcoming album “One More Time…,” Mark Hoppus’s battle with cancer, and Travis Barker’s family emergency have been significant events that have impacted the band’s journey. Despite the challenges they have faced individually, these experiences have brought them closer together and reaffirmed their commitment to Blink-182’s future.

As fans eagerly await the release of “One More Time…,” their support and well-wishes for Mark Hoppus’s recovery and Travis Barker’s family are paramount. The ever-evolving story of Blink-182 continues to captivate audiences, reminding us of the resilience and unity within the music industry.


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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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