You may have heard that blink-182 are excitingly reuniting their classic lineup of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker for a new album and world tour, and if you've been wondering how the band left things off with Tom's former replacement Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio), Tom has now published a brief open letter to Matt, thanking him for his time in blink-182. Tom writes:
Tom DeLonge here. I wanted to take a minute and say thank you for all that you have done to keep the band thriving in my absence. I think you are enormously talented (I still love and listen to your band to this day). You have always been so kind to me, not only in the press, but also to others. I really noticed. Emotions between the three of us in blink have always been complicated, but Mark’s cancer really put things in perspective. But to be honest, the band would not even be here today if it were not for your ability to jump in and save the day. So from my heart to yours, thank you for being a member of our band.