When Tom DeLonge left the band, Blink-182 didn’t want to straight up cancel a bunch of their shows. So, they reached out to longtime friend Matt Skiba and asked him to fill in on a temporary basis. “It was very gradual. When Tom left we had these shows booked and Travis and I didn’t want to cancel them. We were talking and we said, ‘What about Matt Skiba?’ It was the only choice. The reception at those shows was so overwhelmingly positive, it just felt right” said Mark Hoppus. “I asked myself, what is Blink? What do I bring to the table? What does Matt bring to the table? What does Travis bring to the table? And just looking at life. I think that’s something I probably question a lot. What is my purpose here on this rock? I’ll think about things that happened a long time ago and wonder, did I do that right? Was I the arsehole in that situation or was I the hero? I don’t know” he continued.
They ended up turning up more than 2 albums worth of material in those recording sessions and had a pain of a time trying to trim it down to one record.. What is happening to all that unreleased material?? The band hints that it could be turned into an entire new album! You can read more here.