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    A Blink-182 Comeback

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    Blink and you may have missed it.

    All three members of Blink-182 turned up at last night's Grammy Awards and announced plans to rock again.

    "We used to play together, and we decided to play music together once again. Blink is back," drummer Travis Barker told the crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center before the pop-punk trio presented the Grammy for Best Rock Album to Coldplay.

    Barker, along with DJ AM, narrowly survived a horrific plane crash last September that took the lives of four people, including two members of their entourage. But his arm was in a sling from recent surgery for an unrelated injury.

    "I kind of rushed out of the hospital and my hand was numb, but I didn't tell anybody. I just wanted to get out. The numbness didn't go away. It was like in four or five of my fingers. I really wanted to fix it as soon as possible," Barker told Extra. "I had bad nerve damage...I have eight to 10 weeks to recover."

    The Meet the Barkers star was accompanied onstage by singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge and singer-bassist Mark Hoppus.

    "Isn't it great to see the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder back together again," quipped Hoppus.

    Following their appearance, the Blinksters confirmed the reunion news in a statement on Blink182.com. The site sported the words "Summer 2009. Thanks and get ready."

    "Hi. We're blink-182. This past week there've been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. To put it simply, we're back. We mean, really back," the post reads.

    "Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy."

    The SoCal-based Blink was formed in 1992 by DeLonge and Hoppus. Barker joined in 1998, and the following year the band hit the bigtime with Enema of the State, which spawned the hits "What's My Age Again?" and "All the Small Things."

    The band went on hiatus in 2005, and tensions between DeLonge and Hoppus resulted in the group calling it quits shortly afterward.

    Barker previously said that his horrific accident is what got the three former mates back on speaking terms.

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