carlcockatoo wrote:I can understand why Mark and Travis would want to keep the blink-182 name. They want to keep the legacy alive and not make the past six years not seem like a big fuck you to everyone. And as they've said, it's not going to be like +44
I say do that but I still think that the 'blink-182 with *artist*' is the best way to do it because it acknowledges it's not the same (kind of like how Queen + Adam Lambert doesn't try to replace Freddie Mercury, though I think the new incarnation of blink can be better than just a nostalgia fest so I'm not trying to compare the two outside of the naming).
I don't feel weird about AVA if Tom owns up to this. If he does I can forgive him and be okay with supporting AVA (in theory because I don't care for them much to begin with). The real shitty part about it all is blink in the past six years being Tom's money maker. That's in part why I support Mark and Travis keeping the name and doing something positive with it.
I think officially the band should just be Mark and Travis though, and they could bring in different collaborators.
Good call - I agree. If Tom comes out and admits his failures, falls on his sword, and gives blink his blessing like an adult and friend, then I'll let this shit slide.
As we all know, he will not do this, and blink will die a slow, legality-tangled death while Mark & Travis start a new group with someone or reform +44.
Tom is going to sue the shit out of mark and travis after today. They just destroyed his career lol.
This IS kind of a libelous situation.