Speculation among Blink-182 fans has been at a fever-pitch over the last week after former band member Tom Delonge did a radio interview in which he said he was talking Mark Hoppus about “what makes sense and when.” This lead many to run with the idea of Delounge rejoining the band, who have marched on the last few years successfully with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. Hoppus has cleared the air on the rumors and erased some other rumors about when Blink is releasing it’s anticipated follow up to ‘California’. AltPress turned us on to all this news today.
Speaking with KROQ in Los Angeles in a separate interview, Hoppus said the following about a reunion with DeLonge:
“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.”
There has been some fan discussion on social media about a leaked date for the release of the next Blink album, but Hoppus has also stated that is not the case either.
“There is not an exact date“It is coming out this summer. I was just on the phone earlier today with Ron Perry, who’s the head of our label, and we are figuring out the exact launch date. But 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.”
Meanwhile the Blink universe collectively celebrated the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Enema of the State’ this past weekend with many of them professing their love as a hallmark of a generation. Read more about that here.
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