Published Aug 19, 2016While Blink-182 continue to tour the world without founding guitarist and punk expert Tom DeLonge, drummer Travis Barker has no hard feelings. In fact, he's even considered reuniting with DeLonge in the pair's former side-project Box Car Racer.
The pair teamed up to write and release a post-hardcore influenced LP way back in 2002 before returning to Blink-182 the following year. Now, Barker says he'd be open to revisiting the project.
Speaking with GQ, Barker explained that the prospect of reuniting the band has come up already. While he's open to the idea, however, he doesn't want to cause any more drama with Blink-182. Read his full statement below:
You know, it's been mentioned [laughs]. That'd be cool, but it's hard because the last one caused so many problems with Blink. It was weird because at the time I was listening to Stanford Prison Experiment, Pitchfork, Quicksand, Fugazi, all these bands, and Tom was like, "What the fuck is Quicksand?" He heard it and fell in love and really dived right into that whole post-hardcore genre.
We started writing and had no idea what it was going to be for. I think we were both under the impression in the beginning that it was going to be a Blink album. Then it was like, no let's do this cool little side project, but we won't put an album out. Then the label heard it and wanted to put it out. Then there wasn't going to be a tour, but they were like ah, you can do this tour. It just spiraled out of control. . . But I don't know. [Mark's] not in the band, so would it cause a lot of problems? Would it not? I have no idea. It's something I can't even wrap my head around just because I'm so proud of this album that we're currently supporting. But I love Box Car. It was a cool album and cool sound.
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