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The Tom Delonge Thread (Tom wants to re-join Blink "in the future")

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1 minute ago, MSandt said:

The last thing blink needs is a guy who could be committed to the band for maybe a few weeks every five years or so.

That's exactly what the band needs! 

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1 minute ago, Donald Trump's Bulge said:

Did they?

Didn't know. What are the details behind this?

Mark did a QnA and said that was the last time he saw Tom, and it correlates with that weird social media post Tom made where he was like "I saw Mark yesterday!" and Mark said he hadn't seen him in a year and a half. 

TLDR, they've seen each other since BTD was released and Mark lied about it. 

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21 minutes ago, Kay said:

to be fair the posting has upped around the boards, I wouldn't be surprised if people missed that bit of info. 

It was a pretty big reveal though. Hard to miss. There’s other instances as well.

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6 minutes ago, ...Dan... said:

I'm sure he meant that literally, definitely wasn't a joke or anything. 

Duh, it's a joke, but also a glimpse of just how unrealistic the thought of working with Tom is in his mind. 

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Tom's been saying he would return to blink for a long time now.

I'm sure that he will eventually. And I hope that he does. Gotta let TTS go out of business first. Cover the lawsuits that arise after that for the fraudulent investing scheme, etc.

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This all means nothing to me until i see them in a room together.  The fact that this is all happening right before they have albums coming out just makes it look fake as fuck

 

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9 hours ago, two said:

this just happened

 

 

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This is dangerous, once he sees how cringey Mark's insta is he probably won't want to come back.

Anyone else think the divorce has something major to do with this? What if it was really Jen who hated blink and got in his head?

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9 hours ago, Clar-ke has herpes said:

Some songs have two guitars, but you’re right, it’s never for a prolonged period of time. It would make for some interesting new songs though.Green Day did it and it worked ok.

yes, but the guitarist they use isnt a frontman type of person, i was talking as in all of them being leaders at the same time

i cant see matt wanting to be downgraded to be a background guitarist with the personality he has

 

 

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5 minutes ago, oliver_makes_good_points said:

I can't see matt wanting to be downgraded to be a background guitarist with the personality he has

Really? Pretty sure his sad ass would be a prop in the background as long as he's getting paid.

I think he could be Pat Smear from Nirvana as the best example, but everyone liked that guy inside and outside of the band. Matt not so much

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7 minutes ago, RebelGirlsUnite said:

Really? Pretty sure his sad ass would be a prop in the background as long as he's getting paid.

I think he could be Pat Smear from Nirvana as the best example, but everyone liked that guy inside and outside of the band. Matt not so much

the only people in music who don't like and respect Skiba are blink fans. Alk3 fans have absolutely no issues with him whatsoever, man is a songwriting power house. 

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2 minutes ago, Kay said:

the only people in music who don't like and respect Skiba are Tombots. Alk3 fans have absolutely no issues with him whatsoever, man is a songwriting power house. 

FTFY. =P

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5 minutes ago, Kay said:

the only people in music who don't like and respect Skiba are blink fans. Alk3 fans have absolutely no issues with him whatsoever, man is a songwriting power house. 

Color me shocked fans of his band are fans of him..

Everyone in the Germs loved Pat Smear. Everyone in Nirvana and fans loved Pat Smear.

Do you see the difference here. 

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I think it's pretty cool and I feel like if they were susceptible enough to labels telling them to get along they would've done it a LONG time ago. Soon we'll have to start another "where do you predict Blink will be in 5 years" threads haha. My wild guess as of 5/16/2019:

  • New album comes out, super poppy, big hit or two but overall interest is waning because it's like eating cotton candy instead of real food
  • The flirtation with Tom continues, maybe even an appearance of some kind together
  • They announce they're doing some huge Lollapalooza type show with Tom as a one-time-only type of thing
  • After all the excitement settles down for awhile word gets out that Skiba is leaving, they present it as an amicable situation and Skiba gives some quotes about how "I love those guys but it was never as comfortable as we wanted it to be and I never felt like I was involved in as much of the process as I like to be so we're better off back in our own worlds"
  • Big announcement - They had such a great time doing that huge show and things have changed and settled down so much over the years so Tom is back! One final album and tour to put Blink to bed and cement the legacy before they all move on as friends supporting each others projects.
  • Tom goes AWOL and they call the whole thing off, he reappears in 2031 in the woods somewhere having no memories of his previous life or anyone he knows.
  • Blink legacy complete
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14 minutes ago, Ry-Bread said:

FTFY. =P

As an alleged Tom bot I love Matt but aiiiight lol 

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12 minutes ago, RebelGirlsUnite said:

Everyone in the Germs loved Pat Smear. Everyone in Nirvana and fans loved Pat Smear.

Do you see the difference here. 

Yes, but it would've been a totally different story if Pat's introduction was as the new frontman after Kurt was gone. Fans would've ripped him for stuff that is out of his control and him just trying his best. If Skiba came in as a backup guitarist, people (Tombots) would be way more accepting. Instead they unfairly compare him to Tom and complain because it's not the same. 

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To be honest I think the vast majority of Blink fans were very stoked for Skiba to come onboard. It was after they started releasing songs that had absolutely none of his influence and playing passionless concerts with almost as many screwups as Tom that people decided it wasn't a good fit after all.

I'm not a very big Skiba/Alkaline Trio fan myself, I think some of his songs are incredible but in general I definitely don't find him to be the songwriting god that a lot of people do. But I certainly thought he was going to bring some awesome attributes to the table with Blink and thought he and Mark would end up having a similar thing as Tom/Mark, where they both brought strengths and weaknesses and figured out rad ways to balance each other out. Sadly that hasn't happened yet. I'll always be veryyyyyy curious what those first 30 songs that they threw out sounded like. Seems pretty apparent that Skiba realized at that moment that he was just along for the ride.

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3 minutes ago, Champ182 said:

To be honest I think the vast majority of Blink fans were very stoked for Skiba to come onboard. It was after they started releasing songs that had absolutely none of his influence and playing passionless concerts with almost as many screwups as Tom that people decided it wasn't a good fit after all.

I'm not a very big Skiba/Alkaline Trio fan myself, I think some of his songs are incredible but in general I definitely don't find him to be the songwriting god that a lot of people do. But I certainly thought he was going to bring some awesome attributes to the table with Blink and thought he and Mark would end up having a similar thing as Tom/Mark, where they both brought strengths and weaknesses and figured out rad ways to balance each other out. Sadly that hasn't happened yet. I'll always be veryyyyyy curious what those first 30 songs that they threw out sounded like. Seems pretty apparent that Skiba realized at that moment that he was just along for the ride.

This exactly. I like some of Skiba's music, but if he's not writing much, what's the point? Anybody could do it.

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I'd only be able to recognize the song Armageddon. Mediocre song but I find it kinda annoying. Both times I've seen Matt (once with Alk3 at a fest, once with blink) he's been.... just kinda there onstage. And I still have a headache from all the shouting he did on the 2 California releases. But I get I never gave him a fair shot, but he never enticed me enough to check Alk3 out.

So naturally I wasn't excited about Skiba being deemed worthy to carry on blink...but I said fuck it, Tom's crazy now, so I gave him a chance. Turns out I like a few songs but overall felt it was a lazy effort, just disgraceful enough that it should've been a side project.

With all that said... I don't blame Matt for any of this shit. This is on Mark. And Feldy. And I guess Travis is an accomplice. But I think Matt hasn't had too much say. I think if they'd gotten rid of the writers and worked together, especially after getting familiar after the first album, they might have something fresh that reinvents blink. Then Tom can continue AVA wherever he wants and go chasing UFOs and it'd all be fine. But if this album makes no waves, or worse,  crashes and burns, it'll be the Tom, Mark and Travis show in the future.

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