This week marks the four-year anniversary of the day Blink-182 announced they were going on "indefinite hiatus." Needless to say, it's been a pretty eventful break for Blink's members. In fact, Travis Barker, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus seem to have made just as many headlines while they were apart as they did were when they were together — something we discovered while compiling our Blink-182 hiatus timeline yesterday.
Of course, we all know how the story ends: with a triumphant reunion at the Grammys and a brand-new album in the works for the summer. That means that we can look back on the past four years fondly. After all, it's rare when a story of this magnitude gets wrapped up with such a neat little bow.
We've been digging through our archives for some key Blink material, and as luck would have it, we came across this gem from February 22, 2005, the day the Blink hiatus was announced live on "TRL."
It's a pretty amazing moment, and not just because of the audience's reaction (shrieks of horror!). At the time, things seemed pretty hopeless, but as we all know now, there's a happy ending. So, take a gander at the clip, and marvel at the sheer SuChin-ity of it all. It was an amazing time, indeed.