Bassist finally discusses the bitter end
Former Blink-182 member Mark Hoppus has revealed the reasons behind his band’s split.
The band went on “indefinite hiatus” last year after 11 years together.
The bassist said that the group parted ways because of guitarist Tom Delonge’s indecision on whether he wanted to tour or not.
Hoppus, who is now in Plus 44 with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, told a fansite:
“Tom started saying he din’t want to tour, that he was burned out and wanted to stay home. He wanted to cancel the tour.”
“We understood that Tom wanted to be with his family. We all did. We all love our families and want to be with them. At the same time, this is our job,” he explained.
He added he was upset by the decision not to carrying on playing.
“We are so lucky to get to do what we do the way we do,” said Hoppus “We love our work and want to be out there doing it, and it was being taken away from us. We had no say in it. Blink-182 has been a democracy since day one, and toward the end there it wasn’t. it was all about one person. It felt ugly. It really did.
“Tom was deciding when we would tour, how we would tour, when we would have time off, when we would record, and how we could record. One person was dictating everything…Tom didn’t even call to quit the band. He had his manager do it for him.”