Mark Hoppus Blogs About Possible Blink-182 Reunion

November 19, 2008 3:04 PM ET

Following the jet crash that nearly killed DJ AM and Travis Barker, Barker's +44 bandmate Mark Hoppus Blink-182. "In the midst of everything else that has happened lately, Tom, 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." Following the demise of Blink-182, Hoppus and Barker formed the backbone of +44 while Tom DeLonge splintered off to create Angels & Airwaves. So do the conversations mean we can expect a 182 reunion? "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."

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