Tom DeLonge announced on Thursday via Facebook that he will be releasing new music on his own on March 1 following a very public back-and-forth with his Blink-182 bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker.
“The date is March 1st - 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,” he wrote.
That “change of plans” is most likely a response to Hoppus and Barker, who released a statement at the end of January that DeLonge was leaving the band, apparently without DeLonge’s knowledge.
Though DeLonge denied this, Hoppus and Barker followed-up with an irate interview with Rolling Stone, in which they said DeLonge made it clear he was out and would not be recording with them any further.
DeLonge posted on his Facebook shortly after saying he “never quit the band,” but the controversy has continued to fuel social media discussion and speculation.
The post follows a couple of Instagram videos DeLonge posted on on Feb. 1, which contained clips of never-before-heard songs. DeLonge has been using the “Songs Without A Home,” hashtag on all posts.