Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge Reveals How He Helped Pearl Jam


Former Blink-182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge revealed in his Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone documentary that he helped Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails with their fan clubs.

“We built a platform called Modlife that would help monetize the arts. We were supplying the technology to Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye, and White Stripes to give them the ability to do fan clubs, pay per view events, and all of that stuff.”

He also discussed Blink-182’s 2011 album Neighborhoods, “There’s a lot of really great things on that record, and a lot of pieces that weren’t that great, because it was the clash of two worlds. I’m a very progressive thinker, and Blink is built on a legacy. So it’s hard to figure out who wins that struggle, but that’s every rock band that’s good. There’s always a struggle, and if there isn’t one, usually the music is too tame, and you can tell if one guy is getting his way the whole way, it doesnt feel like a clash of the titans like it should feel. To get that song, you could tell there was a struggle, and you can hear it in the music, everyone has their stamp on it, that’s what makes it unique.”