Posts Tagged: Matt Skiba

New Blink Album Mastered – Single Release Imminent!

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According to Instagram posts from Travis and Matt, the new blink album has been mastered! This means the album should be more or less complete.

A release date of April 26th for a song titled “Bored to Death” popped up on All Access a couple days ago, although the posts has since been removed. Members of r/blink182 pointed out the song title is indeed on a song progress board spotted in the background of an in the studio photo from a while back (second from the top, “BRD 2 DTH”), adding validity to the All Access listing.

The fact that the album is now done, the listing has been removed, and the bio of blink social media accounts have all changed to “NEW MUSIC COMING SOON!” may indicate something might drop even sooner than that!

Stay tuned!

Blink to head into the studio in August?

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In an interview with Billboard yesterday, Mark discussed his involvement with scoring the upcoming short film titled “I’m Scared”. Toward the end of the interview, a small paragraph stated the following:

In the meantime, Hoppus continues with Blink-182. He said the threesome — with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba replacing guitarist Tom DeLonge — will head back into the studio in August.

Last we heard, Skiba was open to joining the band, but nothing had been planned as Mark and Travis still had to sort out the legality of moving forward without Tom. There’s still no word on the status of that, but it does appear Matt is now an official member and the three of them will begin work on an album very soon!

Source: Billboard

Blink Rehearsals Underway

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Mark posted this image on his Instagram captioned “blink-182 rehearsals”. The band is having it’s first rehearsals with Matt Skiba taking place of Tom Delonge for their upcoming shows at Musink.

Tom Delonge Still in blink-182?

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Lots of confusion going on at the moment. Earlier a Rolling Stone article was released stating Tom Delonge had left blink indefinitely. Mark only tweeted “Blink-182 life. For life.”

All seemed certain until Tom posted on Instagram:

“To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in… Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ…..”

It seems as though Matt Skiba will only be filling in for blink’s upcoming shows, and Tom is still with the band. No official clarification has been made at the moment but we’ll update as soon as there is.