Monday, February 09, 2009

Blink 182 had split? I thought I'd had them shipped off in a container

The highlight of last night's Grammys, if you measure events in terms of people seizing a stage to deliver news that nobody could care about, would have been Blink 182 announcing their reunion:

Travis Barker — wearing a sling on his injured left arm — and estranged guitarist Tom DeLonge walked out together, with Hoppus joking, "Isn't it great to see the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder back together again?" after the unlikely pairing performed a medley of the Bros' "Burning Up" and Wonder's "Superstition." Barker added, "We used to play music together, and we decided we're going to play music together again," as DeLonge stood awkwardly to the side. Hoppus also yelled, "Blink-182 is back!"

The auditorium then fell silent, as the entire audience fired up Wikipedia on their Blackberries to try and remind themselves which one was Blink 182 and which was Green Day, before going "oh...".