Travis Barker on New Lineup Post-Tom DeLonge Exit: 'It's Definitely a Great Feeling'
Last Wednesday, Billboard was invited to the Roxy in L.A. to see the debut of Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba performing alongside Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus as Blink-182. For just over an hour, the trio energetically and gleefully performed a vast array of Blink songs, from hits like "I Miss You," "Dammit," "The Rock Show" and "All The Small Things" to the first performance in over a decade of "Wendy Clear." And the trio led the entire Roxy in a screaming sing-along of the Misfits "Skulls" as confetti fell from the Roxy roof during the finale of "Family Reunion."
The show was the first of two warm-up gigs for Blink's closing set Sunday at Musink, a tattoo, car and music festival in Orange County curated by Barker. Before the band took the stage to thousands of fans, Billboard sat down with Barker in his trailer to discuss the future of Blink, the joy of being on stage after months of drama and the vegan meal he'd love to share with AC/DC at Coachella.