In a preview of the latest episode of The Pursuit Of Tone, a series of documentaries about musicians, DeLonge recalls when the trio performed at a radio show on the same day as Oasis.
“I remember sitting backstage and I’ve got my sideways hat on and nose piercings and crazy shit,” DeLonge remembered. “Here the doors open up and in come these guys in trench coats and Beatles haircuts. My first reaction is ‘fuck, they look pretty fucking cool, but they’re not punk rockers, but whatever’.”
DeLonge continued with an anecdote about Gallagher coming into their dressing room after the show and asking if they were Blink-182. “He goes ‘you’re the best I’ve seen in America’. I go ‘you like us!’ and he goes ‘I didn’t say that, but you’re the best I’ve seen in America’ and he slammed the door.”
“I looked at everyone else and I went ‘oh my god, that’s the most punk rock dude I’ve ever met in my life’. I became the biggest Oasis fan after that where from that day forward I stopped listening to punk rock music and started listening to everything.”
Gallagher has since taken to Twitter to laugh off DeLonge’s comments. “The most punk rock dude ever ha ha,” Gallagher wrote, before adding: “You’ve seen fuck all yet mate”.
The most Punk Rock Dude Ever Ha ha you've seen fuck all yet mate as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) August 17, 2016
Watch DeLonge discuss meeting Liam Gallagher below.
DeLonge also discussed meeting Joe Strummer in Australia and The Clash frontman telling him to “open your mind up”.