Blink-182 members finally "reconnecting"

Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:20pm EST

U.S. band members of Blink-182, singer/bassist Mark Hoppus (L) and drummer Travis Barker, arrive at the premiere of ''KA'' at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada February 3, 2005. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

U.S. band members of Blink-182, singer/bassist Mark Hoppus (L) and drummer Travis Barker, arrive at the premiere of ''KA'' at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada February 3, 2005.

Credit: Reuters/Steve Marcus

NEW YORK (Billboard) - After a messy split in 2005, the members of Blink-182 are back in communication, raising speculation that a reunion may be in the offing for the pop-punk trio.

On his blog (www.pickrset.com/markhoppus/), group member Mark Hoppus says the recent death of Blink producer Jerry Finn and drummer Travis Barker's survival of a plane crash brought the threesome back in contact.

"We're just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking," he says. "It's a good thing. Obviously the first question for a lot of people will be, 'Does this mean a Blink-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."

Since Blink-182's split, Barker and Hoppus formed +44, while Tom DeLonge fronted Angels & Airwaves. The band's last show was December 16, 2004, in Dublin; its career sales are more than 12.7 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Reuters/Billboard

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