Blink-182 Recorded An Album With Matt Skiba We’ll Probably Never Hear
Alkaline trioMatt Skika says he’s recorded “eight or nine” songs with Blink-182which may never see the light of day now that Tom DeLonge joinedand is recording a brand new album with the San Diego band.
Talk with Vulture about the unreleased songs recorded with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, Skiba admits “I don’t know if they’ll be released” adding “I think they’re really good”.
“There’s almost a whole album of stuff,” he reveals. “It was supposed to be an EP, and it went on, and it goes on. And now we have, I don’t know if they’re just going to be dropped, but there’s eight or nine new songs that are being made. We’ve basically finished those, then Marc was diagnosedif I get the correct timeline.”
“I hadn’t even thought about those recordings. But I have them. They’re good songs. I’ll keep them a secret. I’ll keep them safe forever. But we’ll see. I don’t know, maybe it’s Whether it’s something we could open and look at differently, or it’s something that will come out later, I have no idea.”
Lest anyone think Skiba is getting upset over the shelving of this material, he insists he couldn’t be happier to see Blink’s classic line-up reunited.
“I’m really, really happy, as a fan of the band, that they’re a family again,” he said. Vulture. “It seems like people are really excited about it, and I’m one of those people too. I’m honored to have been asked to replace Tom or join the band or whatever you want to put it. I’m proud of the work what I did with them. We had a great time… There’s no bad blood, there’s no drama, there’s nothing. It’s just the next chapter of group life.
Skiba was speaking ahead of the weekend When we were young festival, during which Alkaline Trio will join headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore and a “Who’s Who” of pop-punk and emo artists.