Matt Skiba Was Surprised With Blink-182 Gig Offer


(TeamRock Radio) Blink-182 singer and guitarist Matt Skiba says he only wants what's best for the band. The Alkaline Trio frontman was brought in to replace Tom DeLonge when he left the group last year and says he's very proud of what they've achieved on current album California.

In the final part of Blink-182's documentary in conjunction with Spotify, Skiba says: "I only want what's best for the band. I don't hold anything near and dear or precious until it's done. Like California, I hold very precious, because I'm extremely proud of it. We all are."

DeLonge has repeatedly said he could return to the band and claims to have been in contact with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. Hoppus denied there had been any contact, but late last month DeLonge and Barker had a brief Twitter conversation in which they talked about going water sliding together.

Skiba adds that he and Hoppus had discussed working together for many years, but he still didn't expect to get the call to join Blink-182. He says: "Mark and I have been buddies for a long time but we were talking about working together in some capacity or another for many years.

"So when he asked me to have lunch it was really not that out of the ordinary. I figured it had to do with something musical. I never would have guessed that's what they were gonna ask me to do." Watch the documentary clip here.

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