What’s Going On With Blink 182?
We know they’re back to bonding like the three amigos we knew them as. We know that a tour will be happening this summer. All that is magnificent, but what are the little happenings in between explosive Blink announcements?
SupJustin posted a scan of their recent Rolling Stone article, which ends with The Academy Is… singer/beanpole William Beckett saying that when he found out the band was getting back together, he was “losing my mind on my blog.”
That must be a special kind of losing your mind.Photo courtesy of Paul Rosenberg
However, not everyone had the same positive reaction to the reunion. Some drama unfolded this week between Mark Hoppus and Spin blogger Ellen Carpenter, who wrote that the band should be given an economic stimulus package so they wouldn’t have to reunite and make a “subpar” album. Hoppus, being the omniscient wisecracker that he is, responded by saying, “Come on, one subpar album? More like “SEVERAL TERRIBLY subpar albums…”
Carpenter then replied to the reply, saying she got this impression because of how terrified/awkward/unstoked they looked at the Grammy’s. Mark responded to that by explaining the pre-stage fiasco that almost got them pulled from presenting that night.
See? This is good communication in action. If that were a therapy sesh, I would nod and say, “Well, glad we made some progress here.”
Did I miss anything?
I wonder who they’ll go on tour with…