Blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist Mark Hoppus, as seen on Reddit, recently stated that he is willing to start a band, hinting at Tom DeLonge rejoining Blink-182 in 2022. He revealed that he would be starting the band with the singer of Angels and Airwaves, referring to Tom DeLonge, and drummer from Blink-182 and The Transplants, that being bandmate Travis Barker. Tom DeLonge recently revealed a Blink-182 divorce phone call.
Mark Hoppus could start a ‘new’ band
Here is what he said:
“Gonna start a band with the singer of Angels and Airwaves and the drummer from The Transplants”
While many are excited, some of the users on Reddit are not convinced about the possible occurrence of a Blink-182 reunion with Tom DeLonge. One of the users reckoned it as a joke and wrote: “I’d like to see the context of this comment. Looks like a joke.”
While another responded writing: “The distance I would travel and the amount I would pay to see this show is concerning.”
Another stated that: “I don’t even care if Blink tours but having Tom back in the band would mean new music. That’s all I want.”
One fan said: “Blink with Matt and Blink with Tom are very different. Neither one is bad on their own, it’s just different and with well established bands that can be really tough to reconcile. Like when Linkin Park went in a very different direction after Meteroa and Minutes to Midnight the sound changed so much it really turned off fans. The music wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t “Linkin Park” to those who knew them originally.”
The founding members of Blink-182, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus, were in a bad place when the band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2005, and when DeLonge left the band for good in 2015.
Hoppus sent pop-punk fans into turmoil earlier this year when he announced on his Instagram account that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma – an aggressive blood cancer. The star has since been cleared of the disease, but just after he first learned about it, he broke the news to his estranged lead singer, Tom DeLonge.