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Tom DeLonge Unaware He Was Still A Member of Blink-182

SAN DIEGO – Fans of the pop punk band Blink-182 were shocked yesterday after Tom DeLonge released a statement saying he had no idea he was still a member of the band. The news comes as a surprise to everyone, especially DeLonge, who thought the band had broken up in 2005.

“It is with great confusion that I have to say this, but am I really still a member of Blink-182? Really, though…am I a middle aged man who still plays pop punk? I was under the impression we broke up 10 years ago; nobody has mentioned anything about the band to me in years,” DeLonge said in a Myspace bulletin.

Since their hiatus in 2005, members of Blink-182 have pursued solo musical projects before reuniting in 2011 to record their latest album, Neighborhoods. Now, according to the band, it looks like DeLonge will be leaving; he must have his reasons.

Bass player Mark Hoppus, who recently took DeLonge off his “Top 8”, responded to the controversy via a statement made on MTV’s hit TV show, TRL.

“I guess we might have forgot to tell Tom we were getting back together. Whoopsies, my boner, bro,” Hoppus told Carson Daly. “Surprises let him know we care.”

DeLonge fired back with his own remarks about what might happen if he ever bumps into Hoppus or drummer Travis Barker at a movie.

“Mark, I’ll smile and you’ll wave – we’ll pretend it’s okay – but the charade won’t last and, when he’s gone, I won’t come back,” Delonge commented on Blink-182’s official Myspace page he is now locked out of.

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Public reaction to the news was varied with many members of the band’s core fanbase saying they were excited to see the band in 2015, but also expressing concerns that they would not be able to find a babysitter on such short notice.

DeLonge has stayed busy during the band’s hiatus by pursuing his passion of posting on Internet message boards about aliens walking among us on Earth, under the username Area-182.

Article by The Hard Times staff @REALpunknews.

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  1. Jen January 27, 2015

    I’m more concerned with the fact that he is a middle-aged man who still posts on MySpace.

    • Laura January 27, 2015

      You should be more concerned with the fact that you didn’t know this was satire.

      • cvghj January 27, 2015

        omg, that was the best
        response ever <3

    • Forestdude January 27, 2015

      You are too stupid to use the internet, please leave

  2. Ballzy_80 January 27, 2015

    I’m more concerned with the fact that this is categorized “punk news”.

  3. Russ January 27, 2015

    A+ publication

  4. Angle_In_Airwaves January 27, 2015

    I’m a San Diego girl born and raised and have followed the band for their whole career. I am also a huge AVA fan and have grown to favor them over Blink. But what kind of bothers me is that even though they broke up in 2005 Tom still went back later to make another album with them and even some singles. Wouldn’t that give your fans the impression that you guys buried the hatchet and are in some way still a member of Blink-182? Further more that was a part of your life good or bad you guys brought a lot of happiness and something teens from a broken home could relate on. Kiss and make up. “What’s your age again? “

    • Forestdude January 27, 2015

      The story is a joke you stupid cunt! The fact that you have followed this band for their entire career must also be a joke. Please tell me its a joke

      • You're a Jackass January 28, 2015

        Your comment speaks more to your own ignorance than to Angle’s, Forestdude. How about you take your douchebaggery elsewhere?

  5. Forestdude January 27, 2015

    You people are so fucking stupid. Every story on this site is a JOKE! How do you dumb shits not understand this?

    • ddavidson85 January 29, 2015

      Watch out, guys! We have a real internet badass on our hands!

  6. otto January 27, 2015

    The part about the aliens is legit, he was one of the more entertaining guest on coast to coast am in the past year.

  7. accsoleh January 27, 2015

    He is a musician, not just members of Blink 182

  8. ashleyboyer January 27, 2015

    “Internet, you’re my source of most frustration” — Tom DeLonge

  9. Austin Krzciok January 28, 2015

    Blink-1892 and Myspace.

    How dated could this article be?

  10. Angle_In_Airwaves January 29, 2015

    I’m sorry forest tard that people have their own opinions in life that don’t fallow your standard of closed minded thinking. And yes growing up Blink 182 was a top band for me. With age it died down but I’ll still hold love for music that brought me joy. And I completely agree with Toms reasons for leaving to pursue music that has a bigger meaning to him as an adult. I’m just saying its a bit childish to continue, as Ashley put so well, a source of “more” frustration. Tom writes amazing poetry to me and has tried to send a message of Love and has sparked me to spread love like violence, bring secret crowds to rise up and gather! Because we are all connected. The cure is if you let in just a little more love I promise you this a little enough. And to you forestdude I wish love upon you.

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