Blink-182 reforms, working on album

“It only took four years, but it has finally happened. Pop punk legends Blink-182 have finally reunited. As they took to the stage at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, they announced to the world that they are once again making music. To add even more excitement, bassist Mark Hoppus was quoted in an interview saying …all of our energy is going into Blink-182.”

It only took four years, but it has finally happened. Pop punk legends Blink-182 have finally reunited. As they took to the stage at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, they announced to the world that they are once again making music.

To add even more excitement, bassist Mark Hoppus was quoted in an interview saying …all of our energy is going into Blink-182. This isn’t a temporary thing.

Hoppus continued to add that they are not calling it a reunion, but instead, a continuation. When I hear a band is doing a reunion, it just sounds fake to me, and that’s not how we are with this. Everybody’s putting 100 percent of their effort into continuing what we’ve always done.

Thus far, this seems to be great news for all fans on both sides of the Blink spectrum, whether you were the pop punk kid who bought the first release of Cheshire Cat, before the 182 had been added to their name, or the indie rocker who bought their last adult-oriented self titled album, released in 2003.

Some fans may also be wondering what will happen to their most recent projects, such as guitarist Tom Delong’s band Angels and Airwaves, and Hoppus’ (bassist) and Barker’s (drummer) Plus 44. Fans were reassured by guitarist David Kennedy of Angels and Airwaves, however that they will continue on and further added this will be a good year. Plus 44 fans were equally assured when Hoppus stated, …we definitely won’t say that the band is done.

The band seems to have their goal set on releasing a new record this year, but seems to be taking the whole process on a day-to-day basis. After recent hospitalization of Barker and death of Blink-182 producer Jerry Finn, the most important thing to the trio was re-connecting as friends.

The world of music waits in anticipation for their triumphant return to the stage, but while we hang on they have since updated their Web site with new photos, merchandise and the following statement: Hi, we’re blink-182. This past week there have been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. To put it simply, we’re back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy. Summer 2009. Thanks and get ready…