On Thursday, [artist id=”783″]Blink-182[/artist] fans rejoiced when it was announced that the long-dormant band would be [news id=”1604362″]reuniting as presenters at Sunday’s Grammy Awards[/news]. While it’s not clear if Blink will be doing anything more than presenting an award, it does appear that there may be more to come from the band.
At least that’s what a member of a Blink offshoot band — Tom DeLonge’s [artist id=”2336818″]Angels & Airwaves[/artist] — seems to have confirmed in a chat on the social-networking site Modlife.
On Thursday night, A&A guitarist David Kennedy was fielding fan questions about that band’s new album when, with a few keystrokes, he changed the game entirely, hinting that while Angels might be putting out an album this year, Blink may be, too.
“I’m trying to write a statement about how Angels is all good while Blink is coming back,” Kennedy wrote.
When asked by a fan if that meant Angels & Airwaves were going to be scrapped in favor of Blink-182, he replied, “No sir. … It will be a good creative year and I want to make sure that comes across.”
Then, when asked by another fan to clarify the fact that Blink are coming back, Kennedy wrote “Yeah, putting out a record.”
Of course, that sent message boards and Blink fan sites into a frenzy, especially given the thawing of [news id=”1599714″]tensions between DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker[/news] in the wake of [news id=”1595303″]Barker’s escape from a plane crash[/news] last fall, and Hoppus telling MTV News in January that, when it came to a [news id=”1602452″]Blink reunion, “the future is wide open.”[/news]
At press time, Kennedy’s comments had not been confirmed, MTV News’ attempts to contact A&A’s label and management were unsuccessful, and e-mails to Hoppus and DeLonge had not been returned.