As separation from Tom DeLonge continues...
Blink-182

Since the opening days of 2015 confusion has reigned over Tom Delonge's role in Blink-182.

Now the band's frontman Mark Hoppus has given a new interview, revealing that the group are going through a "friendly divorce" with DeLonge.

Speaking to the Das Process podcast, the bass player said: "We are right now going through what so far has been a friendly divorce with our former guitarist. Hopefully things clear up and it doesn’t get all managery and lawyery and all that and we can move forward."

"Tom was my best friend for years and years and the thing is if you think about the people that you were friends with at the end of high school and the beginning of college. How many of those people are you still friends with? We’ve been in the same van and bus and aeroplane and backstage room and stage for twenty something years."

Former Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba has been standing in for Tom DeLonge, and recently intimated that he wishes to record new material as part of the line up. "I think that’s a great idea and it’s something we have discussed," he told Alternative Nation. "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."

However, Skiba does have a number of prior commitments which prevent him taking part immediately: "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."

(via NME)

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