Following the news that Tom Delonge allegedly quit Blink-182, remaining members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have said they are "sick of covering for him" and vented their anger about his "attitude".
The band released a statement yesterday saying that the guitarist had quit and would be replaced by Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba for shows, though Delonge denied this on Instagram saying he "never quit the band".
Hoppus and Barker stood by their statement in an interview with Rolling Stone however, saying that a chain of scheduling issues led to "an e-mail from Tom's manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he's out indefinitely.
"There's a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, "Tom. Is. Out." Direct quote.
"This is the exact same e-mail we got back in 2004 when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before."
The pair were clearly pissed, and asked what their reaction to the email was, Hoppus said: "To be honest, I wasn't that surprised because his attitude leading up to that had been not excited and not interested."
"I think he's just bummed because Mark and I were finally honest," Barker added of Delonge's denial that he quit.
"We always covered up for him before. It was always, "We're going to record an album," then "Tom refuses to get into the studio without a record deal."
"So everyone does hella amounts of work to get a record deal and now Tom isn't part of Blink-182.
Blink-182 through the years
Blink-182 through the years
Blink 182 perform at the Leeds Festival on 22 August 2014
Tom DeLonge has announced his departure from Blink-182
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Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, who headlined Reading and Leeds in August 2014
Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 pictured in 2011
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Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 perform live on the Main stage during the third and final day of Reading Festival on 29 August 2010 in Reading, England
Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge perform during the first show of the band's reunion tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on 23 July 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus (L) and drummer Travis Barker perform during the first show of the band's reunion tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on 23 July 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Blink 182 pose for photographs before 'MTV Icon 2004 - The Cure' at Old Billingsgate Market on 17 September 2004 in London
'Choice' Love Song' winners, Blink 182 speak on stage at The 2004 Teen Choice Awards held on 8 August 2004 at Universal Amphitheater, in Universal City, California
Blink 182 bandmates Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus arrive at the World Premiere of 'Pirates of the Caribbean : The Curse of the Black Pearl' on 28 June 2003 at Disneyland in Anaheim, California
Portrait of the Blink 182 group, lifeguard post, 2002
Blink-182 at KROQ's 12th Annual 'Almost Acoustic Christmas' at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on 8 December 2001
Blink 182 win Best Group Video on 7 September 2000 at the MTV Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
MTV's Carson Daly with Blink 182 on 'MTV 2 Large' on New Year's Eve in MTV's Times Square studios on 31 Decemeber 1999
Blink 182 (L-R original drummer Scott Raynor, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge) pose for a portrait in their dressing room at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California on 8 October 1996
"It's hard to cover for someone who's disrespectful and ungrateful. You don't even have the balls to call your bandmates and tell them you're not going to record or do anything Blink-related. You have your manager do it.
"Everyone should know what the story is with him and it's been years with it.
"When we did get back together after my plane crash, we only got back together, I don't know, maybe because I almost died.
"But he didn't even listen to mixes or masterings from that record. He didn't even care about it.
"Why Blink even got back together in the first place is questionable.
"It's humiliating to be in a band where you're apologizing for one person all the time."
The pair said that Blink-182's future now depends on attorneys and managers.Reuse content