Matt Skiba, member of Alkaline Trio, has now discussed his current role in Blink-182, saying that he and the rest of the band are “hopeful to do more stuff in the future.”
After Tom DeLonge’s departure from the band, Skiba joined the group as a live member, recently playing a few shows with the band in California last month. Skiba has chatted to Billboard about his role in the bad, saying: “here's a lot of things that have to happen before we can make any solid plans or any solid statements. I don't really know what the status is, but we are hopeful to do more stuff in the future. How soon that's going to be, I don't know.”
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Skiba also went on to say that he thinks highly of Tom DeLonge, and clarified: “Tom and I have always been very friendly. We've toured with Blink several times over the years, and Tom and I have always been friends. I'd like to think that we still are. I haven't spoken to him since this whole thing went down, but it's in no way personal. he story I got is he left the band and I was asked to fill in, so that's what I did. I hope there aren't any hard feelings. I didn't go up there and try and do what Tom did; they billed it as Blink-182 with Matt Skiba, so I went up there and did Matt Skiba."