Matt Skiba recently opened up about his first photoshoot with Blink-182 after joining the band and explained how cringeworthy it was.

In 2015, Skiba replaced Blink-182’s frontman Tom Delonge, who left “to change the world for my kids”. DeLonge also left Blink in 2005 to focus on his other band, Angels & Airwaves, which was an additional project to his 2001-formed side group Box Car Racer.

Skiba was part of the band till 2022, when DeLonge returned. Skiba featured on California (released in 2016) and Nine (released in 2019).

Appearing as a guest on the “Tuna On Toast with Stryker” podcast, Skiba opened up about his first photoshoot with Blink-182.

“My buddy Greg Teal, one of my best friends, ran Hurley (clothing company) at the time. I wasn’t even thinking about it but I was wearing Hurley shit [to rehearsal]. And I forgot that Blink was like the Hurley band forever,” Skiba said.

He revealed that he accidentally showed up in an outfit that was reminiscent of DeLonge’s style.

“So when I showed up to practice, I’ve got a baseball hat on and this Hurley T-shirt, and everyone was like, ‘What the f—?’ Like, ‘You f—ing poser! You’re trying to be Tom!’ And I was like, ‘I didn’t know we were going to take a picture,’” he continued.

“We took a picture against the door, the loading dock, and I’ve got my dopey Hurley shirt on, clueless to how that would read,” he said. “But that was the one thing where kids were like, ‘Dude, don’t do that.’ I’m like, ‘Do what? Oh, right.’ If I would have thought of it, I probably might have changed T-shirts, just because I don’t want to be that guy. So that was the one thing [I’d take back].”

Meanwhile, Skiba is currently set to release his forthcoming Alkaline Trio album, Blood, Hair And Eyeballs, which arrives on January 26.

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