Former Blink-182 singer-guitarist Matt Skiba has revealed that there is nearly an album's worth of unreleased songs he worked on for Blink before his recent departure from the band.
In a lengthy interview with Vulture, Skiba explained that a couple of years ago he'd begun writing songs for what "was supposed to be an EP, and it just kept going and going." That release was scrapped after Mark Hoppus was diagnosed with cancer shortly after the tracks were completed. Skiba says that he has "eight or nine brand-new songs that are done," and plans to "keep them safe forever." He has no idea if they'll eventually come out, but thinks "they're really good."
Elsewhere in the piece, he assures people that there is "no bad blood... no drama... no nothing" between him and any of the members of Blink. He remains a huge fan of the band, thinks their new single "Edging" is "really great" and "sounds like Blink" and feels it "really is rad to see those guys back together."
Skiba has spent all his time of late caring for his sick father, but his other band, Alkaline Trio, played a seven-song set yesterday (Sunday) at the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas and will be there again for its final date on Saturday, October 29th.