Fact: Alkaline Trio's guitarist MATT SKIBA will be part of Blink-182's new album, Mark Hoppus has confirmed. In a post on Instagram.com on Tuesday (02Sep15), a studio photo of Skiba appeared, followed by an image of with the words "Blink-182 2015" scrawled on it. The confirmation that Skiba will be joining the rockers comes as former Blink frontman Tom DeLonge revealed the band will always be part of his life. The trio split in January this year (15) after a bitter fall-out.
Quote: "We are right now going through what so far has been a friendly divorce with our former guitarist. Hopefully things clear up and it doesn't get all manager-y and lawyer-y and all that and we can move forward." Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus admits his bid to cut former bandmate Tom DeLonge from the group is coming together after an awkward stand-off, which began in January (15), when DeLonge announced plans to take a break from the trio.
Tweet: "Going to get a country house and get farmy between tours and records. Keep bees. Make cheese. Edwardian Farm." Rocker Mark Hoppus dreams of a quiet life in the country.
Tweet: "Yes I voted. I voted by mail weeks ago, which makes me even more patriotic. I am the best in the world. Ever. For real. Read the studies." Rocker Mark Hoppus used a postal vote ahead of America's big election day on Tuesday (06Nov12).
Fact: Rocker Mark Hoppus followed in the footsteps of stars including Michael Jackson, Shakira and Jon Bon Jovi by addressing students at England's prestigious Oxford University on Monday night (15Oct12).
Tweet: "Just helped two crying lost little girls find their parents. Make sure they spell my name correctly on my statue." Blink-182 rocker Mark Hoppus turned hero to come to the rescue of two lost girls.
Tweet: "don't believe the internet. blink-182 is not breaking up." Rocker Mark Hoppus insists the group is staying together.
Quote: "Tom and Mark came to my house a couple of weeks after I got out of the hospital from the plane crash. And immediately it was d**k jokes again. It was just on like a lightbulb. Those jokes have never sounded funnier." Travis Barker's Blink-182 bandmates TOM DeLONGE and Mark Hoppus used juvenile gags to cheer the drummer up after he survived a horrific plane crash in 2008.