After the "he said, they said" between the members of Blink-182 at the end of January, Tom DeLonge's "indefinite" departure from the band is looking a little more definite. On Thursday, DeLonge announced on Facebook that he would release new music that seems like it was meant for a new Blink-182 record on March 1. "I have a lot of music I was working hard on ... Things happen, so I guess we have a change of plans ... Either way, I think you guys should hear it," DeLonge wrote:
The band's fracture began last week after Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker pushed out a statement announcing that DeLonge was leaving the band. Shortly after, DeLonge posted to his Facebook that he "never quit the band." After that, a series of articles and social posts followed from both ends, furthering the fissure between the reunited trio and displaying a serious lack of communication. There is no confirmation as to whether DeLonge is out of the band for good, but Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will be filling in for him at the group's upcoming performance at the Musink Music and Tattoo Festival.