Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus responded to Tom DeLonge’s recent claim that he could rejoin the band ‘in a period of days’ in a new interview with Zane Lowe, seemingly brushing off DeLonge’s proclamation. Alternative Nation transcribed Hoppus’ comments.
“I mean for me I just keep my head down and write music that I love, and enjoy being in Blink-182, and we work really hard. Blink has had a tumultuous past, but this is where we are right now, and I look forward to continuing with it.”
He later added, “At the end of this year we’ll go back into the studio and starting recording our next album.”
“There is such a positive energy going on right now, and such a creative flow. Everybody has a bunch of ideas, and we want to capture that, so we’re going to go in the studio as soon as possible.”
He also discussed pre-show routines, “Everybody has their routines. Travis [Barker] starts about an hour before the set warming up on drums. Matt [Skiba] starts warming up his voice and playing guitar. I have a whole ridiculous ritual that I do before I hit the stage that involves warming up my voice, taking a shot, eating some honey, blowing out my nose with a Neti pot, and stretching.
Asked about Blink-182 in a new interview with the San Diego Union Tribune, Tom DeLonge recently replied: “Blink is in my DNA. I talk to Travis quite a bit and we try and figure out how and when it’s going to make sense.”
“It’s not like I (permanently) walked away,” he said. “They have someone doing my job for me [new guitarist Matt Skiba]. It’s just that I’m so busy. If I wanted to, I could be back (in the band) in a period of days.”
DeLonge also clarified that he, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus still “own everything” related to the band.