Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Firmly Denies Rumors Of Tom DeLonge Reunion
Blink-182 fans shouldn't hold their breath for the reunion with guitarist Tom DeLonge that the latter keeps talking about. While doing an interview with Los Angeles radio station KROQ, Blink bassist Mark Hoppus firmly denied that any such event is in the work, saying, "There is not any talk of that right now. I mean I'll never say never to anything, but that is a completely unfounded rumor at this point."
It seems DeLonge, who left the band in 2015, started the rumor himself, telling Kerrang! magazine, "I love Blink and it’s given me everything in my life. And, you know, I plan on doing it in the future." He later claimed in interview with 91X San Diego, "I will play with Blink again . . . we’re always discussing what makes sense and when."
Blink-182 is putting the finishing touches on its new album, the second the trio has recorded with current guitarist Matt Skiba. Hoppus explained, "It is coming out this summer . . . we are finalizing mixes right now, we have about half the album mastered, and the announce on when the album will be released will be forthcoming."
Blink-182 will hit the road later this month, kicking off a tour with Lil' Wayne and Neck Deep starting June 27th in Columbus, Ohio. The group also just released a new song called "Blame It On My Youth." DeLonge, meanwhile, is bringing out a new Angels & Airwaves LP this year and plans to tour behind that.