Were chart-topping pop-punkers Blink-182 considering a name change after founding guitarist Tom DeLonge left the band? Blink bassist Mark Hoppus recently shed some light on the band's moniker mulling while the alien-chasing, bygone Blink member DeLonge released his brand new book, Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl, on Tuesday, October 4. Indeed, it would indeed be strange times should Blink-182 choose to go by another name.
Blink-182 released their seventh studio album, California, earlier this year. The anticipated comeback effort was their first recorded work with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba in the place of former guitarist and vocalist DeLonge. Meanwhile, the Blink-less Tom has been hard at work on his Strange Times book series; The Ghost in the Girl follows last year's graphic novel from DeLonge, Strange Times: The Curse of Superstition Mountain.