As we get closer to the sixth anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s break-up, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has joked that he’s trying to get the band back together.

Over the last few weeks, My Chemical Romance have been dominating the headlines thanks in part to the premiere of frontman Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy. However, while we were waiting for this long-awaited reunion, another iconic group decided to get back together instead.

At the end of February, the Jonas Brothers revealed that they would be reuniting, releasing new music in the process. While this news was undoubtedly a shock to everyone, it seemed to be old news to Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, who took to Twitter to jokingly take credit for the reunion.

“So the other day I was like ‘Hey whatever happened to the Jonas Brothers?’,” Hoppus wrote on Twitter. “Made a few calls, yada yada, here we are. You’re welcome, people.”

“I’m calling Gerard next. I got a feeling that in 2019-2020 I can make this one happen as well. Same with your divorced parents. Hit me up.”

While plenty of fans warned Mark Hoppus not to tease the emos with news like this (seriously Mark, our hearts can’t take it), it seems that he wasn’t the first to try getting the band back together (whether he made a serious attempt or not).

Earlier today, we reported how the Kevin Lyman reportedly tried getting My Chemical Romance to perform for the Warped Tour’s 25th anniversary.

“I tried,” Lyman explained in response to a fan’s question of the band’s lack of inclusion on the lineup.

“It would have been epic to have them. Remember the first time I saw them, they were travelling in a van. They played both warped and taste of chaos that year and every show was special.”

Last month, Gerard Way sadly quashed our hopes and dreams of a My Chemical Romance reunion. In an interview, Way detailed the driving force behind the band calling it quits.

“It wasn’t fun to make stuff any more,” he explained. “I think breaking up the band broke us out of that machine.”

“When things start to succeed and go really well, that’s when a lot of people start to have an opinion and that’s when you run into struggle.”

“We definitely get offers regularly to reunite – it’s a constant thing,” he concluded. “It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people …”

“I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so…”

Although this isn’t a definite ‘no’, we’re still hoping that maybe there is good news in the pipeline still. After all, it’s 15 years since Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge came out, maybe it’s time for a big reunion show to celebrate that?

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