If you're in to pop-punk music, then chances are you're a fan of blink-182 and have seen the recent drama surrounding guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge's departure from the band. As previously reported, a press release went out on Monday indiciating that DeLonge had quit the band via an email from his manager; DeLonge later denied his departure but bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker insisted it was true. Hoppus told Alternative Press (a magazine which blink-182 had graced the cover of multiple times) that "Tom doesn’t want to be in Blink-182. It's obvious."
blink-182 are scheduled to play the Musink Festival on March 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif.; Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio will be filling in for DeLonge at this performance. While they were originally set to go in to the recording studio on Jan. 5, no updates have been made regarding the band's future recording plans. It might be quite a while till blink-182 records and releases new music, so until then, here are the top five essential blink-182 songs that you need to know.