When champion egoist Tom DeLonge left Blink-182 in 2005 to take the long way to Uranus with Angels & Airwaves, it didn’t look like the popular pop-punk trio would ever work together again. But following the recent death of producer Jerry Finn and drummer Travis Barker‘s plane crash, the former friends were inspired to patch things up. Bassist Mark Hoppus spilled the beans 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. they’ve all been great, very positive conversations. we’re just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking. it’s 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 haven’t talked about it at all. right now it’s 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.
Both Angels & Airwaves and Hoppus and Barker’s band, (+44), plan on releasing albums next year, so there probably won’t be any full-on reunion soon. But if both acts bomb in ’09, it’s hard to imagine what would keep them from reviving such a sure thing.
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