Newswire: UPDATE: Blink-182 (maybe) just shed one-third of its totally punk membership

Tom DeLonge, one-third of Blink-182, has quit the group. The news comes via Blink’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, who said the group was “all set to play [the Musink festival, which Barker is curating] and record a new album,” but DeLonge “kept putting it off without reason.” They add, “A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an e-mail from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” DeLonge owns a shoe company, MacBeth Footwear, and a music-related tech firm, Modlife. He also reportedly has several movies in development and, in 2013, wrote and published a children’s book, The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve. From 2011 to 2012 he also ran Strange Times, a website devoted to extraterrestrial encounters, cryptozoology, paranormal activity, and conspiracy theories …

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