Blink-182 are the main focus of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker at the moment with a promise that they will be returning to the studio by the end of the year to record a follow-up to 2011’s Neighborhoods, but what does that mean for their side projects?
A few weeks ago, DeLonge revealed that he would be going forward with his side project, Angels and Airwaves which includes a new fansite and new album and some other things. While DeLonge is working hard on both blink and AVA, some fans have begun to wonder if the Hoppus/Barker side project +44 would be getting some attention as well following their hiatus in 2009.
Sadly, Hoppus revealed in a recent interview that what he had said five years ago still hold true; the “When Your Heart Stops Beating” band are still on hiatus with no plans in the near future.
“Not actively right now, but I love that album,” he told Rock Freaks when asked about a possible new album.
“The +44 album was a very unique point in my life and there is a lot of emotion put into that album – a lot of finding myself put into the lyrics – and we had a great time recording it and touring it. So I love that, yet right now there are no plans to do another one, but that is not to say that we won’t because it was so much fun and I would love to do it again at some point.”
Well, there you have it. It’s not an official “no,” but more like a “maybe.”
Here’s “When Your Heart Stops Beating” to help you reminisce.