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January 2, 2024 48 mins

Ted Stryker welcomes the awesome Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio to Tuna on Toast! Matt and Stryker talk about the band's new album, 'Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs' and how he chose that title. Matt details his childhood and his Mom and Dad's experience in the Vietnam War. He also tells a story of going to see Social Distortion as a kid, along with early punk shows that influenced him. Matt shares his thoughts on songwriting and his surprising influences -- from Ani DiFranco to Elton John. Matt discusses his time in Blink-182 and how working with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker influenced the new Alkaline Trio album. Matt also shares his reaction to Blink's new music! Matt Skiba tells Stryker about his first photoshoot with Blink-182, and explains why it's the only thing he’d change about his time in the band. Matt talks about the late great Jerry Finn and his favorite Warped Tour memories. Alkaline Trio's new album was recorded at Dave Grohl’s 606 Studio. Matt discusses the experience, and explains how Alkaline Trio knew Josh Freese was in Foo Fighters before everyone else. Matt also talks about the Alkaline Trio album he CAN'T listen to. Matt Skiba is such a cool and talented guy. I'm super grateful he was so open and talkative! Subscribe to Tuna On Toast, follow us on social media, and thank you for supporting the show!

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