After lifting the hopes of Blink 182 fans a few weeks ago, Mark Hoppus revealed in a recent MTV interview that he's actually planning on releasing his first ever solo album.
"Since late August of last year, I've been in the studio every week writing songs with the intention of putting out a record of my own," Hoppus told MTV. "As of this week, I've got about ten songs in various stages of completion and another ten ideas that I still want to work on."
He also revealed that his former Blink 182 and +44 bandmate Travis Barker is working on solo record as well; they've been collaborating on each others' projects. "Travis has played on a bunch of [my] tracks. We totally support each other in whatever we're doing. He's like a brother to me," explained Hoppus. "I see him in our studio every week, and we'll be in the room of the studio he's working in, listening to stuff he's recorded, or he'll come into the room where I'm working and check out my songs. He's played on a bunch of them, and he's asked if I'll play on some of his songs. We collaborate and give each other ideas and support."
In an interview with MTV last year, Hoppus fueled speculation that Blink 182 may reunite with his comment that "the future was wide open" when it came to that possiblity.