And according to this statement reported to be from a now-deleted Instagram post, the novels had a hand in all of the Blink-182 drama from a while back:
"One of the reasons all this Blink stuff went haywire was because I am in contracts with Authors that are co-writing Novels with me personally. Each one has an EP soundtrack that launches with it. I told my manager the contract that was sent to me for the Blink deal contained weird new language that I had to dropp all that music for almost a year. I said I couldn't, but I could record the album in and around those things that were already in the works. He wrote them an email saying I'm out- (I didn't know- and he was only talking about the deal) next thing you know, a press release saying things I didn't say. Here we are..... Well.... Read a fucking book- at least one of mine, please. Christ."