The Blink-182 bandmates split acrimoniously earlier this year
Alexandra Pollard

11:06 16th March 2015

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Blink-182's Travis Barker has once again discussed his ex-bandmate Tom DeLonge in a new interview, calling DeLonge "childish" but insisting "I'm in no way, shape or form mad at him."

DeLonge left the band in January after Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker released a statement calling him "disrespectful and ungrateful."

DeLonge responded by posting an open letter explaining the fuller story behind his departure (a combination of artistic disagreements and miscommunication) and insisting that he didn't know about the press release announcing his departure until after it made headlines.

He subsequently took to Twitter to say, "I will never dislike Mark Hoppus - too many years as my closest friend", but made no mention of Barker.

In a new interview with Yahoo, Barker said, “We’ve been trying to do this for X amount of years, he’s quit three times, we have to get to a healthy place and just move on."

He added, "I’m in no way, shape, or form mad at him. If anything, I just wish he would own up to not wanting to be in the band and go do his other stuff. There’s a sympathy card he’s pulling right now. And that doesn’t even really piss me off, it’s just kind of childish. But if years down the line it makes sense, I’ll never say never."

DeLonge's forthcoming solo album, To The Stars (subtitled Demos, Odds and Ends), which comprises various unreleased Blink cuts, is set for release on 21 April.

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