Blink's Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus in The duo say despite Tom DeLonge's updated statements, he has "indefinitely" left the band. We had been talking about where we wanted to record, what producers we want to use, what day we want to start. This is all through e-mail. We booked January 5th to go into the studio. This is the exact same e-mail we got back in when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before. So from your point of view, there was no ambiguity?
Blink sometimes written as Blink ;   often stylized in all lowercase as blink is an American rock band formed in Poway, California in Since , the lineup of the band has consisted of bass guitarist and vocalist Mark Hoppus , drummer Travis Barker , and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. Founded by Hoppus, guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge , and drummer Scott Raynor , the band emerged from the Southern California punk scene of the early s and first gained notoriety for high-energy live shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor. Hoppus is the only constant band member. In its early years, Blink toured heavily behind the band's debut, Cheshire Cat Raynor was fired midway through a tour and replaced by Barker. Blink followed in and marked a stylistic shift for the group. DeLonge quit in , sending the band into what was termed an "indefinite hiatus". They reunited in , producing the trio's sixth album, Neighborhoods