Following their recent reunion, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus have made hints that he would rejoin Blink-182.
It follows the bassist’s disclosure of a home visit with DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182, which has left the group in “a really great place right now.”
Hoppus recounted the unofficial gathering that took place before he started chemotherapy in 2021, saying to various publications, “It was the first time that all three of us were in the same room in like five years.”
“It’s actually better than it used to be. There was no agenda. There were no lingering grudges. It felt very back to what it should be: three friends sitting in a room. I keep writing music, and I’m open to whatever the next phase of Blink is. I’m hopeful for the future. I’m just damn glad to be here.” Mark recalled.
The bassist received a diagnosis of 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma last year, but in September he told his fans he was cancer-free.
In response to recent rumors that DeLonge was reuniting with Blink-182, he recently stated that he had “no news to report.”
That was brought on by their former co-frontman posting an Instagram account with a vintage image of Blink in the 1990s and the band’s handle in the caption. He also added Blink and Angels & Airwaves to the list of his musical endeavors in his new Instagram bio.
In order to “transform the world for my kids,” DeLonge departed the band in 2015. The Blink-182 three, consisting of Hoppus, Barker, and Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio, went on to release two albums together, “California” (2016) and “Nine” (2019), and have performed widely.
Early in 2020 saw their final performance as a group. But Skiba admitted last month that he wasn’t sure if he was a part of Blink.