Tom DeLonge Quits Blink-182

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Guitarist Tom DeLonge has left Blink-182.

The remaining members of the band, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus, released a statement Monday, saying, "We were all set to play this festival and record a new album, and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go into the studio, we got an email from his manager, explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely but would rather work on his other, nonmusical endeavors."

The statement continued, "No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans."

Tom will be replaced by Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio at the 8th annual Musink tattoo convention and music festival. Skiba will also continue to make new music and tour with Alkaline Trio.

DeLonge co-founded Blink-182 with Hoppus in 1992.