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Mark Hoppus on Blink-182 Reunion

"The future is wide open," the bassist says of the pop-punk band's rumored return. Click here to read on!

Larry Fitzmaurice // January 12, 2009

Following the horrific plane crash that left drummer Travis Barker in critical condition, the once estranged boys of Blink-182 have started hanging out for the first time since the band bitterly split in 2005, spurring whispers of a reunion. Now, in an interview with MTV, bassist Mark Hoppus address the rumors: “The future is wide open,” he said.

“We’re still reconnecting as friends right now,” Hoppus continued. “None of us know exactly what’s going to happen. I do know that we’re all very stoked to be talking again… But we’re also coming together after an extremely acrimonious breakup, a lot of anger and frustration with one another and four years of not talking. We need to get back to a certain point as friends before we could ever take a stage together again, because that’s what we always based everything on.”

But it isn’t all uncertainty, as Hoppus seems very sure of at least one thing: “If — and this is a big if — Blink-182 were ever to reform, it would have to be the most amazing, ridiculous, mind-blowing show and tour ever.”

To which we respond: Go ahead and do it already!