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Blink 182 split is like a fun divorce

By | Published on Thursday 28 May 2015

Blink 182

All of you who thought that Tom DeLonge’s split from Blink 182 earlier this year was an acrimonious one, get with the fucking programme idiots. They’re totally cool. It’s like a cool divorce where everyone stays friends and they don’t even mind about breaking up. It’s probably better. They’re much better friends now. Honestly, it’s cool. So cool.

Speaking to the Das Process podcast, via NME, the band’s Mark Hoppus said: “We are right now going through what so far has been a friendly divorce with our former guitarist. Hopefully things clear up and it doesn’t get all managery and lawyery and all that and we can move forward”.

“Tom was my best friend for years and years and the thing is if you think about the people that you were friends with at the end of high school and the beginning of college”, he added. “How many of those people are you still friends with? We’ve been in the same van and bus and aeroplane and backstage room and stage for 20 something years”.

Yeah, how many people are you still friends with after that long? Huh? I bet it’s none. Or at least less than five. OK, ten at a push. But have you had to tour with them? No, you haven’t. Or maybe you have. Whatever. Here’s the interview in audio form.