"I'm totally willing and interested in playing with those guys again," DeLonge tells Billboard about singer Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker. "People ask me every single day, 'Go back, go back, go back.' And I tell people I haven't forgotten anything and I'm grateful for that band and for those guys in my life. And I think about that band every single day of my life -- sometimes multiple times a day. I love those guys and I love the band and, yeah, in the future let's play together and figure it out or whatever. We just need time apart because we all want different things at this time. Those guys want to play the music and tour all the time, but I'm involved in some very big shit and some very important stuff."
DeLonge is currently immersed in multimedia projects with his company To The Stars. First up is the continued saga of his Poet Anderson science-fiction saga, which began with a 2014 animated film and comic book, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, as well as the Angels and Airwaves album The Dream Walker. On the way is a novel, Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares (due out Oct. 6), which he co-wrote with author Suzanne Young, and a companion EP of the same name that will be released Sept. 4.