Ex-Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge has revealed his future literary plans.
The guitarist, who recently parted ways with Blink in a very public manner, has claimed that he has co-written 15 novels with ‘best selling authors’ and will release each book with an accompanying EP soundtrack.
Taking to Instagram, DeLonge wrote: “One of the reasons all this Blink stuff went haywire was because I am in 6 contracts with Best Selling Authors that are co-writing 15 Novels with me personally. Each one has an EP soundtrack that launches with it. I told my manager the contract that was sent to me for the Blink deal contained weird new language that I had to drop all that music for almost a year. I said I couldn’t, but I could record the album in and around those things that were already in the works. He wrote them an email saying I’m out- (I didn’t know- and he was only talking about the deal) next thing you know, a press release saying things I didn’t say. Here we are….. Well…. Read a fucking book- at least one of mine, please. Christ.”
Meanwhile, DeLonge also recently revealed that he’s to release four albums this year.
Writing on Twitter, DeLonge said “I am putting out four albums in one year – this year.” Details of each album remains unannounced.
DeLonge recently confirmed the release of ‘To The Stars’; an album of solo material old and new on April 21. ’New World’ is the first song to be taken from the album.
Earlier this year Barker and bandmate Mark Hoppus split from DeLonge after the singer allegedly refused to enter the studio and record a new album with them. Following a statement from Hoppus and Barker asserting DeLonge had quit the band “indefinitely”, DeLonge denied the story.
Blink 182 recently played their first gig without DeLonge, with Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba filling in for the musician. Watch footage here.
Travis Barker previously commented on Tom DeLonge’s departure, claiming he “doesn’t like punk music” and that it “was a phase for him”.
DeLonge took to Twitter to state that he “will never dislike” Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus as he spent “too many years as my closest friend”. He also added that he wants Hoppus “to be happy”. However, there was no mention of Barker.