Over reaching – not something that bothers Tom DeLonge, if he’s honest. The recently ejected Blink-182 man has been talking about his future plans, and – in a series of tweets and Instagram posts – he’s made it quite clear he’s going to be busy.
Earlier this week, DeLonge tweeted that there’d be “4 albums in one year — this year.”. Following that up, he clarified: “2 albums with Angels [and Airwaves], 2 albums from myself. 3 of them are released with novels. This has been in the works for a couple of years.”
That’s a lot, you may think. And you’d be right. But that’s not half of it. As is widely reported, part of the problem between DeLonge and his erstwhile Blink-182 colleagues was the inability to get him into a studio to record a new album. It’s already easy to see why that may have been a problem, but with an Instagram post, he’s let slip just how much of an issue that was.
“One of the reasons all this Blink stuff went haywire,” he reveals, “was because I am in 6 contracts with Best Selling Authors that are co-writing 15 Novels with me personally. Each one has an EP soundtrack that launches with it. I told my manager the contract that was sent to me for the Blink deal contained weird new language that I had to drop all that music for almost a year. I said I couldn’t, but I could record the album in and around those things that were already in the works. He wrote them an email saying I’m out- (I didn’t know- and he was only talking about the deal) next thing you know, a press release saying things I didn’t say. Here we are….. Well…. Read a f–king book- at least one of mine, please. Christ.”
Yes, fifteen novels, fifteen EPs and four albums. Never mind a Blink-182 record; you’d struggle to schedule a cup of coffee with Tom DeLonge in the near future.