Tom DeLonge return comments this week don't seem to have moved the band
Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus has tweeted a studio photo of Matt Skiba alongside a second image saying ‘Blink-182 2015’, effectively confirming that Alkaline Trio man Skiba will be joining the band on their next recording.
The image comes despite Tom DeLonge saying only this week that he “still wants Blink-182 to be part of his life.“, but admitting that he has no current contact with his two former bandmates.
DeLonge has also said this week that he’s doing some really important things with Area 51 employees.
“I had breakfast with two guys who work at Area 51 three days ago. So I’m telling you, I’m doing some really, really important things right now. And I don’t have time to try and get people to believe in me or buy into it. When it rolls out, people will understand”, DeLonge told NME.
Blink-182 had previously hinted at a recording involving Skiba in interviews, but hadn’t outright confirmed the venture as more than a hypothetical. Skiba joined the band for a first live appearance back in March, after Tom DeLonge quit ‘indefinitely’ in January this year.
Skiba had previously told Billboard: “It’s something I would be very excited to do and I’ve known the Blink guys for about 15 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.”
The band’s last studio album ‘Neighbourhoods’ was released back in 2011, following a gap of eight years.
See Hoppus’ Instagram image below: