Album Review

To the Stars . . . Demos, Odds and Ends

May 18, 2015

Growing up pop-punk is hard to do. Tom DeLonge's trials have been particularly public, with ongoing rifts with his Blink-182 bandmates and a foray into overindulgent space rock with Angels and Airwaves. On this solo set, DeLonge tries to find a new...


Watch Tom DeLonge Smash Guitars in 'New World' Video

April 2, 2015

In Tom DeLonge's new video for "New World," the former Blink-182 member shows just how hard he can rock without the aid of his old band. "New World" is the lead single off To the Stars, DeLonge's debut solo album replete with new material...


Tom DeLonge Goes Acoustic on New Song

March 24, 2015

Tom DeLonge is moving ahead with his ambitious post-Blink-182 plans, releasing a new song, "The Invisible Parade," from his upcoming LP, To the Stars…Demos, Odds and Ends, the first of four albums he's promised this year. "The Invisible Parade"...


Tom DeLonge Plots Massive 2015 Plans, Details Blink-182 Rift

March 22, 2015

In a series of posts spread across his social media accounts, Tom DeLonge mapped out his massive plans for 2015 while also shining more light on the details behind his bitter split with Blink-182. The guitarist previously announced that he'd release a...


Tom DeLonge Readies Solo Disc Culled From 'Personal Stash'

March 2, 2015

UPDATE: Listen to Tom DeLonge's "New World," the first track to be released from To the Stars... Demos, Odds and Ends.  Former founding Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge isn't letting his public breakup from the band get in the...


Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Responds to Bandmates

January 27, 2015

One day after Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker blasted founding member Tom DeLonge to Rolling Stone for being "ungrateful" and "disingenuous" over conflicting reports that he had left the band, the singer-guitarist issued an open letter...


Blink-182 Blast 'Ungrateful, Disingenuous' Tom DeLonge

January 26, 2015

Earlier today, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker released a statement noting that founding member Tom DeLonge had "indefinitely" left the band and that Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba would replace the singer-guitarist for the...


Travis Barker Talks Hard-Hitting 'WrestleMania' Performance

March 23, 2015

Travis Barker knew he'd be performing at WWE's WrestleMania with Skylar Grey and Kid Ink for a while now – he's even mentioned it in previous interviews – but he was never really clear what he'd be performing. Until this morning, that is. "I...


Travis Barker to Tom DeLonge: 'Man Up and Quit' Blink-182

March 4, 2015

In just over two weeks, Blink-182 will perform their first show without longtime guitarist Tom DeLonge at drummer Travis Barker's Musink festival in Orange County, California. The gig, which will instead feature Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba on guitar,...


The Everything Index: Kim Kardashian Becomes Self-Aware

January 28, 2015

Welcome back to another installment of the Rolling Stone "Everything Index," our midweek rankings of pop-culture power players, partially dead cats and pop-punk bands. Yes, one look at the chart should tell you that it's been a wild week for WTF, and...


Flashback: Is This Blink-182's Final Song With Tom DeLonge?

January 27, 2015

Blink-182 are once again in a state of chaos. Word came out yesterday that Tom DeLonge had left the band and would be replaced with Alkaline Trio guitarist/singer Matt Skiba for the handful of upcoming gigs they have on the books. Tom responded on...


Tom DeLonge Leaves Blink-182

January 26, 2015

UPDATE: Read our exclusive interview with Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker over the band's inner turmoils and their thoughts on "ungrateful, disingenuous" Tom DeLonge.  Tom DeLonge, longtime guitarist and co-vocalist of the punk trio...



Hear Angels and Airwaves' Daring 'The Dream Walker' LP

December 8, 2014

When Angels and Airwaves returned to the studio after 2011's Love: Part Two, their fourth LP, the band wanted to experiment in an environment that Tom DeLonge describes as "much more organic" than previous sessions. The frontman and singer,...


Blink-182 Reunite In 2009

February 18, 2014

Lots of bands downplay the tension that tore them apart when they sign on for highly lucrative reunion tours, but Blink-182 decided to be honest. "We are Blink-182," Mark Hoppus told the crowd minutes after taking the stage at the group's reunion gig...


Run the Jewels in the Studio with Zack de la Rocha, Travis Barker

April 22, 2014

Rappers, and best bros, El-P and Killer Mike are already at work on the follow-up to their 2013 collaborative album Run the Jewels, and based on a few new Instagram photos, the guest list may include Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Rage Against...



Blink-182: A Day in the Life

November 15, 2013

Blink-182 Revisit Heyday With Intimate Brooklyn Show

September 12, 2013

What's their age again? Blink-182 revived their heyday for a sweaty crowd of 500 in Brooklyn last night, their command of punk melodies and babyfaced aggression still intact after all these years. And they had the venue to match: Easily Blink's smallest...


Album Premiere: Transplants Get Combative 'In a Warzone'

June 17, 2013

The punk supergroup Transplants turn up the aggression on In a Warzone, packing their upcoming third album with fast, ferocious cuts and a few changes of pace. Rancid's Tim Armstrong, Blink-182's Travis Barker and Death March's "Skinhead Rob" Aston catch...


Q&A: Blink-182 on Their Next Album and Keeping Their Bathroom Humor

September 13, 2013

Tom DeLonge had a funny moment during Blink-182's set at New Jersey's Starland Ballroom on Tuesday night. The band had just launched into "Carousel," the first song DeLonge wrote with bassist Mark Hoppus in 1992. "I felt massively enamored with how the...


Michelle Obama Plans Rap Album

August 13, 2013

Michelle Obama has helped put together a new rap album in an effort to inspire healthy living. The first lady teamed with the Partnership for a Healthier America to make the record – titled Songs for a Healthier America – as part of her "Let's...