Is a Blink-182 reunion in the works?

Hoppus says the band is talking
Hoppus says the band is talking

In the wake of the Learjet crash that killed four people and severely burned DJ AM and Travis Barker, Barker's +44 bandmate Mark Hoppus has been doing some serious soul searching.

"Tom (DeLonge), Travis and I have all spoken together" Hoppus writes on his blog. "First through a number of phone calls, and then a couple of weeks ago we all hung out for a few hours. They've all been great, very positive conversations. We're just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking."

During those four years, Hoppus and Barker formed the band +44 while DeLonge created the group Angels & Airwaves. Both outfits found their supporters, but neither has attracted the following of Blink-182.

Which brings us to the big question: What about a Blink-182 reunion?

"Life is too short"

On the subject of a reunion, Hoppus is cagey: "The answer is none of us know. We haven't talked about it at all. Right now it's just good for the three of us to see one another, reconnect and let the past be the past," Hoppus writes. "The events of the past two months supersede everything that happened before. Life is too short."

Joe Bosso

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