Published Nov 20, 2008In a recent post on his Hi My Name Is Mark blog, former Blink-182 and current +44 bassist Mark Hoppus announced that hes been back in touch with former band member Tom DeLonge. The duo who founded the pop punk hitmakers in the 90s had fallen out after DeLonge quit the band to focus on his spaced out Angels & Airwaves project. Now, the trio (which also includes drummer Travis Barker) have spent some time together in the aftermath of Barkers recent plane crash.
Hoppus wrote on his blog:
in the midst of everything else that has happened lately, tom, travis, and i have all spoken together. first through a number of phone calls, and then a couple of weeks ago we all hung out for a few hours. theyve all been great, very positive conversations. were just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking. its a good thing. obviously the first question for a lot of people will be "does this mean a blink-182 reunion? the answer is none of us know. we havent talked about it at all. right now its just good for the three of us to see one another, reconnect, and let the past be the past. the events of the past two months supersede everything that happened before. life is too short.
Though hes playing it cool, the Blink-182 reunion seems inevitable. In the meantime, Hoppus and co. are about halfway through the recording of their next +44 album.
Blink 182 "All The Small Things