Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Can See Band ‘Going Forever’


Story by Cat Badra

Blink-182 bass player: ‘Our relationship is really strong’

There was a time with Blink-182 seemed destined to never reunite. Tension ripped band members apart, and the guys of Blink were too seeped in side projects to give their first band any attention. But, in 2009, the guys reunited for a tour and then released their new studio album, “Neighborhoods,” in 2011. Chatting with UK magazine Q, bass player and co-singer Mark Hoppus said that no matter what happens in the future, he doesn’t think Blink-182 will ever break up again.

“As long as we’re having fun, I can see us going forever,” Hoppus said. “That’s the goal. Our relationship is really strong. It’s strange to think I’m still touring with these guys I was friends with twenty years ago. So much stuff has happened in our lives and we’re still here together. We’ve come to respect each other a lot more: our differences, our talents, our weaknesses. It’s been a long road together.”

Hoppus also divulged that he’s starting to kick around some ideas for the group’s seventh studio album. “It’s just ideas at the minute, me at home playing around on guitar,” Hoppus said. “We haven’t had a chance to get together as a band just yet to work on stuff so at the moment it’s just some stuff to show [guitarist] Tom [DeLonge] and [drummer] Travis [Barker] once we eventually start writing together again. We’re going to tour this summer then hopefully we’ll be back in the studio soon after that.”




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