Band 'reconnecting as friends' after four years apart
Ex-Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus has suggested that the pop-punk group could reform in the near future, after splitting up in 2005.
The singer also discussed the recovery of the band’s drummer Travis Barker, who recently suffered injuries in a plane crash in which he was one of just two survivors.
Writing on Pickrset.com, Hoppus wrote: “In the midst of everything else that has happened lately, Tom [DeLonge, frontman] 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,” he continued.
“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,” he added. “Right now it’s just good for the three of us to see one another, reconnect, and let the past be the past.”
Hoppus also said that Barker was on the mend after the being badly burned in the crash.
“Travis is a brother to me, and since the crash he has gone through more than I can even imagine,” he wrote. “From the day after the plane went down, when I saw him in the burns unit out in Georgia, to the hospital here in Los Angeles, to seeing him at home, his recovery is nothing short of amazing.
“Every day gets a little better, and not only is he my brother, but also the best drummer and musician I’ve ever seen.
“The man was born to play drums, and it is great to see him starting to get back into the studio and behind his kit.”