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Matt Skiba doesn’t know if he’s nonetheless a member of Blink-182


Matt Skiba has revealed he doesn’t know if he’s nonetheless part of Blink-182.

The Alkaline Trio vocalist joined the band in 2015 as a alternative for guitarist Tom DeLonge who left to “to vary the world for my youngsters”.

The trio of Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Skiba then recorded two albums collectively – 2016’s ‘California’ and 2019’s ‘9’ – and toured extensively.

Nevertheless, one fan requested if Skiba was nonetheless a member of the pop-punk legends since there’s “no Blink content material” on his Instagram and “the Blink guys don’t submit footage with Matt”.

“Your guess is pretty much as good as mine,” replied Skiba. “Regardless, I’m very pleased with and grateful for my time with Blink 182. We will see…”

Matt Skiba, Blink 182
Mat Skiba responds to a fan on Instagram about his standing in Blink-182. CREDIT: Instagram

Chatting with NME about becoming a member of Blink-182, Skiba stated: “The overwhelming quantity of assist and graciousness the followers have proven me overpowers any hate or shit-talking. It looks like our band – Mark, Travis, me and the followers. It’s not the identical band with out Tom but it surely has the identical identify, and I feel there’s a great motive for that.”

Late final 12 months, Hoppus stated he was open to the concept of Tom DeLonge returning to the band.

“We haven’t actually talked about that, however I’m open to something sooner or later,” Hoppus instructed GQ. ​“I don’t understand how that will work if it’s all 4 of us. Like, we’re all going to reside in the identical home once more?”

It comes after the pair made up following Hoppus’ most cancers analysis.

“The best way the universe works is unusual as a result of I reached out to Mark as a result of I wanted him to signal this piece of paper that needed to do with my divorce,” DeLonge stated on the time. “Solely due to that decision did I be taught he had most cancers.”

DeLonge went on to say that earlier than, him and Hoppus “weren’t actually speaking a lot in any respect, possibly as soon as each couple of months, somewhat textual content right here and there. However now, we discuss a number of instances a day. So it’s like we’ve been in a position to utterly restore that friendship and actually minimize to the depth of who we’re as individuals and what that is all about.”

DeLonge beforehand instructed NME that him and Barker have spoken about taking part in reside collectively once more as Field Automobile Racer and again in 2019, the guitarist stated he had plans to reunite with the band sooner or later, promising followers “I’ll play with Blink once more.

“That’s the entire plan,” DeLonge continued. “I discuss to Travis on a regular basis and I talked to Mark simply the opposite day. We’re all the time discussing what is smart and when.”



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