Pop punk icons Blink 182 have split from their label, the Universal subsidary Interscope. The band, who were only ever contracted for one album, 2011s Neighbourhood, tweeted their happiness at being official unsigned, with guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge posting
After the news broke, bassist Mark Hoppus, speaking to MTV, was also very upbeat about leaving the label, telling the station
"As far as labels, to be honest, we've been holding our breath waiting for final word from the attorneys that our contract with Interscope had ended. Now the future's a wide-open door. We're lucky to be in a position where, after 20 years in our band, we can be independent and open to all options."
"The reasons for us not working together are many and varied, but mostly we wish them luck in everything in their future, and thank those there who've worked so hard on Blink-182 throughout the years."
Where the band go now is anyone's guess, but with Neighbourhood going Top 10 in at least nine countries worldwide, we'd guess they weren't short of options...