Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba will replace Tom DeLonge
Will Butler

11:43 22nd July 2015

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Blink-182 are heading back to the studio this August to record their first new material since longtime frontman Tom DeLonge left the band. 

The pop-punks have been using Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba as their replacement frontman to fill-in for live appearances.

In an interview with Billboard, Blink bassist Mark Hoppus confirmed that they would be bringing the DeLonge replacement with them into the studio this August.

Matt Skiba has not been cemented as a permanent member but, speaking to Kerrang, admitted that it was a hope of his: “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. But, we shall see, only time can tell."

Watch footage of a Matt Skiba fronted Blink-182 below 

Tom DeLonge unprecedentedly left Blink back in January to persue his solo project leaving the band in the lurch, having to fill his shoes overnight.

The last report on DeLonge's departure issued a statement suggesting that the band were in the process of going through a 'friendly divorce' despite some initial backlash from the remaining members.

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