Tom DeLonge says he could ‘never dislike’ former Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus

The singer recently parted ways with the pop-punk group

Tom DeLonge has cooled tensions with his former Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus.

It was recently revealed that Hoppus and Travis Barker had 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.

Now, however, DeLonge has taken to Twitter to state that he “will never dislike” Hoppus as he spent “too many years as my closest friend”. DeLonge also added that he wants Hoppus “to be happy”. However, there was no mention of Barker.

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DeLonge will be replaced by Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio at Blink-182’s next booked show at the Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival on March 22 in Orange County, California. Hoppus confirmed that, at present, it is too soon to say whether Skiba will become a full time member of the band, or if another replacement for DeLonge will be sought.

DeLonge recently announced his plan to release ‘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.

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