Tom DeLonge Says He’s “Totally Willing and Interested” in Playing with Blink-182 Again

Credit: Johnny BuzzerioFollowing the very public falling-out between Tom DeLonge and his former Blink-182 band mates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker earlier this year, which involved a lot of name-calling, accusations and denials, it seemed DeLonge was out of the band for good. However, the Angels & Airwaves frontman tells Billboard he's "totally willing and interested in playing with those guys again."

"People ask me every single day, 'Go back, go back, go back.' And I tell people I haven't forgotten anything and I'm grateful for that band and for those guys in my life," Delonge says. "And I think about that band every single day of my life -- sometimes multiple times a day. I love those guys and I love the band and, yeah, in the future let's play together and figure it out or whatever."

"We just need time apart because we all want different things at this time," he continues. "Those guys want to play the music and tour all the time, but I'm involved in some very big s*** and some very important stuff."

DeLonge is currently working on his multi-media project centered on a fictional character of his creation named Poet Anderson, which began with Angels & Airwaves' last album, 2014's The Dream Walker. Along with the album, DeLonge directed a animated short film called Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker and began a comic-book series based on the character. On October 6, DeLonge will release the first Poet Anderson novel, ...Of Nightmares. A companion Angels & Airwaves EP of the same name will be released on September 4.

Meanwhile, Blink-182 is forging ahead with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba in place of DeLonge. In a Twitter conversation with Pete Wentz, Hoppus told the Fall Out Boy bassist that Blink is currently "in the studio."

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