In a recent episode of the Tuna On Toast with Stryker podcast, Matt Skiba reflected on his time as Tom DeLonge’s replacement in Blink-182 and revealed the one regret he holds.
Joining the band in 2015 after DeLonge’s departure for personal reasons, Skiba spent seven years with Blink-182. However, his tenure came to an end in 2022 when it was announced that Tom would be making a return. Skiba shared a humorous anecdote about an awkward moment during his early days with the band, recounting a photoshoot faux pas:
“At my first photoshoot with Blink-182, I didn’t even realize I was wearing Hurley [clothing company] stuff to rehearsal. I forgot that Blink had this association with Hurley forever. So, when I showed up with a baseball hat and a Hurley T-shirt, everyone was like, ‘What the heck? Are you trying to be Tom?’ I was caught off guard, thinking, ‘I didn’t know we were taking a picture!'”