But now, he's balancing Blink with his other band, Angels & Airwaves, and the sundry of related projects, including but not limited to, the August 10 premiere of the Angels & Airwaves film "Love" in some 450 theaters nationwide and the impending release of the double-album Love II.
So, as you can expect, things are pretty hectic for DeLonge these days. Still, as he told MTV Radio, he really wouldn't have it any other way.
"I mean, it's crazy ... the Blink record wasn't supposed to be out right now, it just kinda kept getting pushed back by everyone's schedules ... so these things are [all] happening on top of each other," he explained. "But I think it's good; of course, people are going to say that the new Blink single has elements of Angels & Airwaves in it, and that's been a big topic of discussion ... they're really working hand-in-hand."
And things don't show signs of slowing down any time soon for DeLonge. Beginning next week, Blink will hit the road with My Chemical Romance on the 2011 Honda Civic Tour. ("In some ways, the tour will almost be a forced break from everything else," DeLonge laughed.) And they just finished shooting the video for "Up All Night," which, from the sound of things should be a welcome addition to the band's already-extensive (and nudity-filled) collection of clips.
"[The plot of the video] is a secret, [but] I think that, at this point in our career, what we're trying to do with this record and everything, it's not going to be totally the same as what people expected," DeLonge teased. "But, old Blink videos, we had a lot of serious ones and we had a lot of funny ones. This one, I think, will be along the lines of being more serious, but who's to say that we don't get naked and start kissing each other in it too? Who knows? We're still the same guys."
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