Blink-182 have a new album coming out July 1st. It's called California, and it is the first Blink album to NOT feature Tom DeLonge. Filling in (temporarily?) for DeLonge , alongside Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus, we have Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio.

I'm finally seeing Blink at this weekend's Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello! Kinda sad to not see Tom DeLonge with the band I grew up loving but he's busy working on his own musical projects with Angels and Airwaves and writing a novel about the threat of UFOs.

In a new interview, DeLonge says he quit Blink-182 to focus on the investigation of "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena." 

We got a press release that says you decided to not tour with Blink-182 in favor of working on this. What was the decision that went into that? 

TD: Well it's not so much about Blink. It's about what I'm doing with my life now. When you're an individual like me, dealing with something that's a national security issue, and you're being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you've been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path. 

But I can't do everything. I can't tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I'm setting out to do. 

CLICK HERE to read Tom DeLonge's candid interview with Mic.

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