Could the Alkaline Trio man replace Tom DeLonge?
Sean Kerwick

09:17 24th April 2015

Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba has spoken to Travis Barker about the possibilities of recording an album, and becoming a permanent member of the punk-pop trio.

Lead singer Tom DeLonge left Blink-182 last month to work on his "non-musical endeavours", leading Skiba to step in for a series of shows - see footage from the gigs here.

Travis Barker has described Skiba's presence as positive, calling the opportunity of creating an album with him would be 'unreal': "There's a vibe in the rehearsal room that we haven't had in a long time."

In an interview with Alternative Nation, Skiba describes his hopes of these chats becoming a reality: "Playing songs I haven't written with Mark and Travis is a blast, so to go in and create music with them would be amazing." 

Tension between remaining members seem tense with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker slamming Delonge as 'disrespectful' however Skiba assures there is no hard feelings between himself and the former frontman, "every experience I had with Tom was positive whilst touring with him in the past so there's no bad blood between us."

The frontman still has commitments to his solo project with The Skiba's and an Alkaline Trio tour which fills in his diary up until June.

Check out some live footage of Skiba playing with Blink-182 below:  

Meanwhile, DeLonge's solo album To The Stars... was released earlier this week.

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