Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 has labelled the current state of the band’s relationship with former-guitarist Tom Delonge as a “friendly divorce” according to NME. Tom, who claimed that he never left the band is apparently working well with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. “Hopefully things clear up and it doesn’t get all managery and lawyery and all that and we can move forward.” – Mark Hoppus
Alkaline Trio front man Matt Skiba is currently filling in for Tom in Blink 182 for live performances and when asked about a future with Blink he did not consider himself a permanent member of Blink, however, he is thrilled to record and work with Blink given the opportunity.
I miss the old Blink 182, no one can replace Tom. As soon as a band member leaves its no longer the same band. I think they should re-brand with a new name if Skiba becomes officially initiated.