Former blink-182 guitarist and singer Tom Delonge has teased something massive, suggesting that it might not be too long before we see the return of Box Car Racer.
Box Car Racer was a band that Delonge formed in 2001 with blink drummer Travis Barker and guitarist David Kennedy from Hazen Street. The trio has only released one, self-titled album to date.
The vision behind the band was to play music that Delonge felt was darker and unsuited to blink-182, which had already existed for a few years.
Delonge dispanded the group in 2003, believing it had served its purpose, and also reportedly amid tensions it generated between him and Mark Hoppus.
“A lot of things that Angels & Airwaves has done, that people wouldn’t know unless they did a deep dive on the albums, is that there’s a lot of Box Car Racer in it,” said Delonge.
“It was these big dynamics and these heavier parts and stuff that’s a little more emotional than what they would have known I’d done in the Blink era.”
The ongoing tensions from Box Car Racer’s only album is viewed by many as the catalyst for Delonge’s initial departure from blink in 2005.
“I love the Box Car stuff. Me and Travis, still to this day, talk about doing Box Car all the time,” he continued. “Maybe there’s something that already exists that would be really cool for that band, but I’m not getting into that here.”
There’s some stuff that already exists? Holy shiiiiz.
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The comments follow a series of tweets between Delonge and Barker that surfaced in 2017 following an interview the former did with GQ.
At that time he said that reforming Box Car Racer would be “cool, but it’s hard because the last one caused so many problems with Blink. “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.”
“We started writing and had no idea what it was going to be for”, he recalled of the album… 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…”