Blink-182 Producer Compares Replacing Tom Delonge To The Beatles Replacing McCartney

March 17, 2016

John Feldmann, the producer of Blink-182's latest album compares replacing Tom DeLonge to The Beatles replacing Paul McCartney or John Lennon.  

While speaking with Kerrang! Feldman admits that losing an integral member of the band takes such a big toll on the other two members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus. "When it comes to recording with Matt [Skiba] (Alkaline Trio) I was thinking about what the closest parallel might be in musical terms, and I guess it would be like replacing Paul McCartney or John Lennon in The Beatles."

Though Feldmann reassures Blink-182 fans that the band remains true to itself at its core and in its signature pop-punk sound. "Tom and Mark really were a pair of lead singers, but Marks sings a lot of people's favorite songs!"

Feldman commented on how he has seen the band change over years: "The guys aren't 23 anymore, they're dads now, so they're no longer writing songs about poo and that kinds of stuff. But there's still got to be a sense of humor to it; it's got to be fun and funny, but also age appropriate. There's got to be growth on the album and there is."

When asked what he thinks of Blink-182's newest album, Feldmann said: "It sounds f**king great and I'm just so excited to have people hear it. I'd say it's one of the best records I've ever made in my life."

(source: NME)