Mark Hoppus has told fans there is “no news to share” amid recent rumors that Tom DeLonge would be rejoining Blink-182.
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The Blink-182 vocalist and bassist took his disagreement to celebrate 30 years of the band when he was warned about the speculation by his followers. Yesterday, DeLonge shared an Instagram profile featuring a classic photo of Blink in the ’90s captioned with the band’s handle.
Hoppus said: “There is no news to share. There is no announcement. Today marks thirty years of blink-182!”
He added: “If and when blink has an announcement about something, you’ll hear it from the official blink-182 outlets. Not teased on a radio station like ‘tune in to an important announcement… Tom tagged Mark in a photo from two decades ago.’”
It follows that in addition to sharing the throwback photo, DeLonge is updating his Instagram bio to include Blink alongside Angels & Airwaves in the mention of his musical endeavors.
That was especially notable due to the fact that DeLonge’s bio makes no mention of Box Car Racer (his short-lived side project with Blink drummer Travis Barker), implying that he only listed projects he’s currently active with.
While Hoppus seemed to suggest that rumors were just that, he has not explicitly confirmed or denied them. NME has reached out to Blink’s representatives for comment.
Guitarist and vocalist DeLonge left the band in 2015 “to change the world for my kids”.
The Blink-182 trio of Mark Hoppus, Barker and fresher addition, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, recorded two albums together – 2016’s ‘California’ and 2019’s ‘Nine’ – and toured extensively. Their last show together went in the early months of 2020.
Last month, however, Skiba revealed that he wasn’t sure if he was a member of Blink.
A fan recently asked if Skiba was still a member of the pop punk legends, as there is “no Blink content” on it Instagram and “the Blink guys don’t post pictures with Matt”.
“Your guess is as good as mine,” Skiba replied. “Anyway, I’m very proud and grateful for my time with Blink 182. We’ll see…”
Blink performed as part of Barker’s “House Of Horrors” broadcast last October, but Skiba was not in attendance. Kevin Gruft performed with the band in his place.
Meanwhile, DeLonge gears up to make his directorial debut, Monsters from California, later this year. The film’s first trailer arrived in May – watch it here.