Friday, December 9, 2016
No Tom: No Blink
Without founding guitarist and singer Tom Delonge, Blink-182's new album California was just mainstream commercial noise. Although replacement Matt Skiba is a talented and respectable musician, he doesn't have the same whiny nasally charm Tom brought to Blink.
Delonge was kicked out for not committing to the band full time and has been labeled, "crazy" in the media for his urges that he has been abducted by aliens and promising countless records to come out in the coming years.
The thing is: he was not wrong with any of those. He has built a multimedia empire with his company to the stars, wrote 3 books, studied area 51 and worked with NASA and secret government officials for an alien topic set to release 5 books, two tv series, a netflix documentary, and has worked with Stephen Speilberg on a motion picture. Oh, that's right, he has also released 4 EP's and an album since the start of 2015. Yeah, and Mark and Travis were mad he couldn't commit to blink.