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Blink 182's Tom DeLonge opens up about band's split and new record

Blink 182's Tom DeLonge spoke to Zane Lowe live on air last night, July 18, and opened up about the band's split back in 2005. 

He explained to the Radio 1 presenter that "the band got so big" it caused them all to feel "burnt out" and like they were backed into a corner:

"The band got so big that the machine running the band took over. We were burnt out, we needed a break, but the machine won't let you do that. The band had stopped communicating because the machine was so big."

DeLonge also spoke about Blink 182's forthcoming new album, 'Neighborhoods', and added:

"The album's amazing. If you like our music, it's our best work by far. It's very modern, very relevant to rock music today, but we made sure to throw a couple of songs in there that sound like they're from the mid 90s. It's gigantic, it's made for big places." 

Check out the punk-pop trio's new single, 'Up All Night', below: