An interview from 2020 resurfaced on Tiktok of Tom Delonge mentioning that his friends have always made fun of his singing voice and still do to this day. But the truth is, the Blink 182 singer has spent years, since he was a teenager, trying to make his voice emulate one of his heroes.
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Tom Delonge Tried to Sing like Milo from The Descendants
Growing up, Tom Delonge wanted nothing more than to sound like Milo Aukerman, the lead singer of The Descendants. He recounts, in the interview above, how he would spend hours in front of the mirror trying to emulate his favorite singer.
Although people make fun of him for his singing voice, Delonge takes it all in stride, and he says he doesn’t regret his singing voice and the career he’s made out of it.
He says his friends’ favorite way to make fun of him involves mimicking him when they call him, and he picks up the phone. He doesn’t mind, though; he sees the mimicking as flattery.
Who Were the Descendants?
The Descendants were a punk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1977. Known for their hardcore sound and the unique nasal twang of their singer, the band was a widespread success by the mid-1980s.
Originally the band was known for producing short songs, only about a minute in length, but over the years, they have changed to more typical 2–3-minute songs.
The band lineup has changed frequently over the years, but Milo, Tom’s inspiration, has remained with the band.
The band has taken multiple hiatuses over the years but continues to play today. Their most famous songs are “Merican,” “Good Good Things,” and “I’m the One.”
Tom Delonge to Rejoin Blink-182
Tom Delonge left Blink-182 years back to focus on his other musical project, Angles & Airwaves.
In 2017, he founded To The Stars, an accredited organization focused on discovering alien life forms and uncovering government conspiracies.
In 2022, Blink-182 threw fans for a loop when they announced they were back together and headed on tour.
Tom Delonge seems to had rekindled his friendship with Mark Hoppus, the Blink 182 Bass Guitar player recently diagnosed with cancer.
Their song “Edging” has been the most recent tune released to the public since their reuniting. The Blink 182 tour will start in 2023 and has many dates all over North America, Europe, and even Australia.
With Travis Barker on drums to complete the trio, pop-punk fans can expect a surge of nostalgia and a whole lot of energy from their upcoming performances.
The band will also appear at festivals like Lollapalooza and When We Were Young. Fans probably want to purchase their tickets soon, assuming they will sell out quickly.