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Since coronavirus lockdown began, blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus has been doing quite a lot of livestreams on Twitch. Recently, he has been livestreaming to fans while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

This week, Hoppus answered some fan questions while playing the Nintendo game and spilled some secrets about blink-182‘s next album. He also shared what he knows about a possible blink-182 reunion with Tom DeLonge.

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Both Hoppus and Travis Barker have been working on a number of different projects lately. A collaboration remix between Barker and Demi Lovato on her single “I Love Me” was released last week. As well, Barker recently appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden to perform with Machine Gun Kelly on his new single “Bloody Valentine.” Barker produced MGK’s forthcoming album, Tickets To My Downfall, that will be released this summer.

Last month, Hoppus’ collaboration with the Used on their recent song “The Lighthouse” was released. The track is featured on the Used‘s new album, Heartwork, that is out now.

Now, it appears Hoppus is back to focusing on blink-182 music. During his Animal Crossing livestream on Tuesday, Hoppus was asked if he had any upcoming plans to record new music soon. He revealed that blink-182 are already recording for their follow up to 2019’s NINE.

“I recorded literally yesterday so upcoming recording is already happening,” Hoppus says.

Hoppus also shared that the recording he is currently doing is strictly for blink-182. He is not recording anything for Simple Creatures, his musical project with All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth.

“It was new blink and not Simple Creatures or anything else,” he says.

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Following this, Hoppus confirmed that there is a possibility the collaborations that were part of the NINE recording process, but were never released will be part of the next album. Back in April of this year, blink-182’s collaboration with Miley Cyrus on their song “I Really Wish I Hated You” leaked. The song was originally recorded for NINE, but the version without Cyrus’ vocals made the album.

As well, Hoppus touched on the topic of DeLonge rejoining blink-182. Earlier this month, the Angels & Airwaves vocalist shared that he plans to rejoin blink-182 when the time is right. He also revealed that he still talks to both Hoppus and Barker often.

However, when asked during his livestream if DeLonge is rejoining the band, Hoppus kept his response simple. He also didn’t elaborate on any details about the potential reunion.

“I don’t know,” he says.

Hoppus revealed various other details about blink-182 during his livestream including what type of bass he played on their 1997 album Dude Ranch, why they have a song called “Untitled” and more.

Some of the clips from the Animal Crossing livestream are available to watch below.

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Yesterday Mark finally came back to Twitch after a long break. Here are the highlights from his live stream. Good news about new music! I think I asked him all the good questions you guys submitted. If I did not include the answers in the highlights, it's because he didn't really answer them. For instance, he joked that the song Untitled on Dude Ranch is untitled because "it has no title" and barely remembered anything about the recording of "Another Girl, Another Planet". If you have any more questions for Mark, feel free to write them in the comment section below and I'll do my best to ask him next time. In addition, Mark finally explained the reason why blink-182 ditched the original Josie music video. You can find the clip in our stories. We plan on telling you more about that video in next month's newsletter. #blink182 #blink182italia

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