Mark spoke to Alternative Press
We should make it clear that Matt Skiba will be playing with you and Travis for the Musink show only on March 22. Everything after that is a question mark.
MARK HOPPUS: After that, we don’t know. We haven’t played a show with Matt yet, so it’s too soon to really say what goes beyond on that. We’re very optimistic and excited about the possibilities of continuing with Matt in some way. He’s a good friend, a great guitarist, a great singer. He has a really positive attitude. I think we’ve been friends for, what, 15 years? We don’t have anything booked beyond that, but we are hopeful and excited.
Tom took to Facebook to post a letter outlining his side of blink-182 story.
LETTER TO THE FANS
Where to begin?
The truth is always a good place. Let’s go there.
I love Blink and am incredibly grateful for having it in my life. It has given me everything. EVERYTHING. I started this band, it was in my garage where I dreamed up the mischief.
Tom took to twitter with some venom and posted a tweet stating that Mark and Tom had talked a year ago about parting ways with Travis, he then deleted it quickly, but not before people took screenshots.
Mark Hoppus was originally scheduled to be on KROQ to discuss the statement released by the band saying Tom DeLonge was leaving blink-182.
I’ll be getting the Blink-182 scoop from @markhoppus at 4:10pm.
KROQ.com/listen – @kroq
Talking Tom DeLonge and @travisbarker
This tweet was later deleted and Stryker tweeted this:
Sorry everyone…out of my control, i cannot talk to Mark now. It’s my fault. not @MarkHoppus fault.
Some strange things going on in blink land and there appears to be a lot more to this story. Follow us on twitter @182online and we’ll keep you updated.
From Property Of Zack:
“Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182. “I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.
I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”
Tom also posted this tweet: