In a new interview with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker discusses former member Tom DeLonge and the direction he wanted the band to go.
““I think Blink is like eternal youth. [Bassist] Mark [Hoppus] and I never wanted to change,” he tells YouTube personality Mr. Wavvy. “The last couple of albums, Tom wanted to sound like U2; to record songs that basically sound like Coldplay.”
He adds, ”For us, we were always like, ‘Blink is Blink, man. We want to sound like fucking Blink-182.’ That’s why we’re in this band… I never want any of my other side projects to influence Blink. I love Blink for what it is.”
You can hear the interview in full below. Alongside the band’s relationship with DeLonge, Barker touches on his Musink Festival and the future of Blink.
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