Blink-182 May Make New Album With Matt Skiba

In the aftermath of Blink-182 recruiting Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba to take over for Tom DeLonge for their live dates this year, the band have been discussing making a new album with Skiba.

In a new interview with Alternative Nation, Skiba confirms comments that Travis Barker made in an earlier discussion with the site that the band was considering making an album with the new lineup.

Skiba says, "I think that's a great idea and it's something we have discussed. I'm pleasantly surprised to see Travis mention it to you guys. It's something I would be very excited to do and I've known the Blink guys for about fifteen years and we've become good friends. 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."

He also holds out hopes that his position in the band will become permanent. "I think it's too soon to know. I'm about to go on an Alkaline Trio tour for a couple months. There's some time and some things that those guys need to figure out before we can start saying I'm a permanent member. But that is a hope of mine. If we're discussing recording an album, I think that seals the deal. But, we shall see, only time can tell."

Check out the full interview, including where his relationship with Tom DeLonge now stands, here.

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