Mark Hoppus Cranks The Blink-182 Rumor Mill

Nov 19th, 2008 // 11 Comments

It’s been four years since Blink-182 petered out after their peculiar Robert Smith phase (which was not terrible, but just something of a death rattle). In the interim Mark Hoppus has been blogging heavily and producing generic pop-punk, while Tom DeLonge has dedicated himself to exploring the deepest depths of nauseating self-importance. It seemed for a while that the once fantastically crude duo would never reconcile their divergent life paths. But! According to Hoppus’ latest blog post there may actually be a glimmer of hope for a second Belle Époque of fart jokes.

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.

There’s no telling what they’ll come out with if they actually do get back together, but here’s sincerely hoping that the re-formed Blink-182 is a little more “Dammit” and a little less “Down.”

Hello Again. [himynameismark]

  1. Ned Raggett

    their peculiar Robert Smith phase

    Me being me, I thought the one song Mr. Smith sang lead on was the best thing Blink did. Angels and Airwaves, though, is truly an abomination unto the end days.

  2. Anonymous

    Their last record (self-titled) is my favorite.

  3. Al Shipley

    Don’t hate on “Down,” that was totally one of their best songs.

  4. Kate Richardson

    @Al Shipley: “Down” just sounds muddy and kind of aimless to me. It needs a hook really bad, IMO.

    But it should be mentioned, if it’s not obvious (which it probably is), that my attitude on Blink 182 is incredibly personal and specific to my experience. I’m incapable of being objective about them. I loved them in their Dude Ranch/Enema of the State phase when I was in middle school. By the time their last album came out I was in a sort of Bright Eyes/Saddle Creek Records (I was in high school) phase so I never really bothered with it. But I do like “I Miss You.”

  5. Audif Jackson Winters III

    That one song where they sang about a kid reading his suicide note and talking about spilling apple juice was awesome.

  6. Anonymous

    It’s a shame they spawned Blink 182,000 (all the whiny bands who came after).

  7. Anonymous

    @Audif Jackson Winters III: adams song. god i miss blink

  8. Scratcher

    “…the state looks down on sodomy”.

    Pure genius.

  9. revmatty

    The video where they parody the boy bands was pretty awesome.

  10. Invisible Circus

    they were a great band…just because they embraced cheese…and then left the cheese alone…

    Ah high school.

    Another good batch of albums I give a few spins to.

  11. toddc2001

    Great article here:
    They tear up the Grammys, Blink and mourn the 30th anniversary of the death of Sid Vicious. Even if you don’t agree about Blink, they have really cool videos of the Pistols and an interview with Sid right after he got arrested for killing Nancy.

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