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07 Jul

Liam Gallagher’s new band Beady Eye recently stopped by the set of Hoppus On Music to talk to Blink182’s Mark Hoppus about hidden meanings in lyrics. Check out a clip of it here.

The episode airs July 8, 2011 at 11pm (check local listings) on Fuse and will feature Beady Eye and We The Kings

11 Mar

The Get Up Kids are performing tonight on Fuse TV (at 11pm) for Hoppus on Music. The band will perform two songs and be interviewed by the host of the show, Blink 182′s Mark Hoppus. Expect to hear some revealing details about the band’s past, their reformation and their new album There Are Rules.

(photo credit: Angela Cranford)

05 Apr

We always love giving away exclusive prizes to our readers and today’s no different. To celebrate the release of Alice in Wonderland and the super cool soundtrack Almost Alice, we’ll be giving away a super cool prizepack! Not only will you be entering to win the soundtrack featuring songs by Avril Lavigne, All American Rejects and 3OH!3 but also the exclusive Hot Topic Bonus Tracks version that includes songs by Never Shout Never, Family Force 5 and Valora! One winner will not only win the soundtrack but also a movie poster!

To enter, email us at (with the subject: GIMME ME MY ALICE PRIZEPACK!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (US residents only)

1. Alice Performed by Avril Lavigne
2. The Poison Performed by The All-American Rejects
3. The Technicolor Phase Performed by Owl City
4. Her Name Is Alice Performed by Shinedown
5. Painting Flowers Performed by All Time Low
6. Where’s My Angel Performed by Metro Station
7. Strange Performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli
8. Follow Me Down Performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
9. Very Good Advice Performed by Robert Smith
10. In Transit Performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz
11. Welcome to Mystery Performed by Plain White T’s
12. Tea Party Performed by Kerli
13. The Lobster Quadrille Performed by Franz Ferdinand
14. Always Running Out of Time Performed by Motion City Soundtrack
15. Fell Down a Hole Performed by Wolfmother
16. White Rabbit Performed by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

17. SeaWhatWeSeas Performed by Never Shout Never
18. Topsy Turvy Performed by Family Force 5
19. Extreme Performed by Valora

17 Feb

Today, tickets go on presale for Angels and Airwaves spring tour with Say Anything. Angels and Airwaves recently released their album Love for free. You can download it here. If you choose to make a contribution, you’ll also get an exclusive song remixed by Blink 182′s Mark Hoppus. Presale tickets for the tour are available for most cities at 10am local venue time today. Dates are below. Use presale code: LOVE

4/5 The Warfield San Francisco, CA BUY TICKETS

4/11 Edmonton Event Centre Edmonton, AB BUY TICKETS

4/12 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB BUY TICKETS

4/15 Val Air Ballroom West Des Moines, IA BUY TICKETS

4/16 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO BUY TICKETS

4/17 Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI BUY TICKETS

4/18 EPIC Minneapolis, MN BUY TICKETS

4/19 The Pageant St Louis, MO (Hotel Package) BUY TICKETS

4/19 The Pageant St Louis, MO BUY TICKETS

4/22 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH BUY TICKETS

4/23 Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City Cleveland, OH BUY TICKETS

4/25 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH BUY TICKETS

4/27 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI BUY TICKETS

4/28 Sound Academy Toronto, ON BUY TICKETS

4/29 Main Street Armory Rochester, NY BUY TICKETS

5/2 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA BUY TICKETS

5/7 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA BUY TICKETS

5/8 Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT BUY TICKETS

5/10 The Norva Norfolk, VA BUY TICKETS

5/11 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC BUY TICKETS

5/13 The Ritz Ybor Ybor City, FL BUY TICKETS

5/14 Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Pompano Beach, FL BUY TICKETS

5/15 Hard Rock Live Orlando Orlando, FL BUY TICKETS

5/18 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX BUY TICKETS

5/19 Lonestar Pavilion at Sunset Station San Antonio, TX BUY TICKETS

5/20 The Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX BUY TICKETS

5/22 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO BUY TICKETS

5/28 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV BUY TICKETS

20 Oct

Motion City Soundtrack confirm My Dinosaur Life as the title of their new album and Columbia Records debut. The album was produced by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, who first teamed up with the boys in 2005 when he produced Commit This to Memory, and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Sonic Youth). To give fans their first taste of what’s to come, the band will be releasing “Disappear” – their first new studio song in more than two years – exclusively through iTunes on October 20th.

Motion City Soundtrack has not only built up a reputation for their catchy songs and idiosyncratic lyrics, but as a very visual band with their elaborate and smart videos. That said, they are already working on a video for “Disappear” to be released next month. For the most up-to-date information, go to and listen to “Disappear” at

14 Aug

The All-American Rejects have just released a four track EP of remixes of their hit single “I Wanna.” The EP includes remixes by Blink 182′s Mark Hoppus as well as DiscoTech, DJ Spider and Eli Escobar. You can buy it on iTunes here. For more information on The All-American Rejects, including tour dates, visit! Check out the remixes below:

Mark Hoppus Remix:

I Wanna (Mark Hoppus Remix) – The All-American Rejects

DiscoTech Remix:

I Wanna (DiscoTech Remix) – The All-American Rejects

DJ Spider Remix:

I Wanna (DJ Spider Remix) – The All-American Rejects

Eli Escobar Remix:

I Wanna (Eli Escobar Remix) – The All-American Rejects

30 Apr

So there were some rumors that a song called “Reborn” was going to be Blink 182′s next single but Mark Hoppus (bass/vocals) has denied it on his twitter.

“For the record, Blink 182 is NOT releasing a song called ‘Reborn’ in June.”

Good enough for me. I can’t wait for them to go back on tour.

16 Jan

MTV News ran a two part interview this week with Mark Hoppus, former lead singer/bassist of Blink 182 and +44. Even though Mark mentioned that he talks to Tom Delonge, former lead singer/guitarist of Blink 182 and current bandleader of Angels and Airwaves, and that there is a possibility of a reunion in the future, fans are less confident of that happening. Despite what my title says, there are actually some fans that want +44 back. Other fans don’t think that Blink 182 would get back together because Tom is so into Angels and Airwaves. Unless they got paid a shit-ton to get back together:

“Tom [DeLonge] has made it very clear that a Blink reunion will not be happening … in a recent interview from The Electric New Paper, [he said,] ‘I can understand if people in the audience want Blink-182 songs … but I don’t think we need to play any of them. [Angels & Airwaves] is already an established band,’ ” user Skalor wrote. “I am very happy to see Tom become friends with Mark and Travis, but please give the Blink talk a rest.”

“If the money is there — and it will be — they’ll tour again. They don’t have to get along on an artistic level to tour. In fact, they don’t even have to write any new music,” MCarpo wrote. “Although it would be nice if they did. Blink’s music really evolved over time, and based on their post-Blink bands, Mark and Tom really need to challenge each other. By the way, +44′s record was really good. Not sure why Mark didn’t do more with those guys.”

The truth is, everyone wants Blink 182 back. At least everyone above the age of 18. Read more about all this here.

14 Jan

MTV News has posted the second part of their exclusive interview with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 fame. Oh, he was also in +44 and a bunch of music videos. Anyways, though Hoppus doesn’t quite state it, his focus isn’t right now on +44 so they’re basically done for now. Mark’s also working on a solo album that Travis Barker (drummer from Blink 182, +44, The Transplants, Boxcar Racer) will play on. Apparently this is the first he’s mentioned it to the media and that it’s news to Interscope (Hi Lindsey and Hilary). Oh, he’s also producing the next New Found Glory album. Here’s the rest of it below:

On The Future of +44: “To answer your question about the interview at the Woodies — and, by the way, I want to thank everyone at MTV for choosing the most flattering photos possible to go in the article — the reason I wasn’t able to answer with a great deal of specificity is that I didn’t really know how to say what was going to happen. 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. As of this week, I’ve got about 10 songs in various stages of completion and another 10 ideas that I still want to work on. … By the way, this interview will be the first time many people at the label are going to hear about the possibility of me doing an album on my own. Hi, Interscope!”

On Going Solo (Sort Of): “Travis has played on a bunch of [my] tracks, and he’s working on his own album as well. We totally support each other in whatever we’re doing. He’s like a brother to me. 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. That’s what I meant when I said [in the interview at the Woodies], ‘No matter what I work on, Travis will be a part of it.’ ”

On Just When We’ll Get to Hear His Music: “Well, I just co-wrote a song for a movie coming out called ‘Fired Up,’ [and] the New Found Glory record I produced comes out soon, and I’m super proud of that. Those guys wrote a great album, and I think people will be blown away. There are a bunch of collaborations, producing offers and film and TV projects that I’m working on as well.”

12 Jan

Ever since Mark Hoppus mentioned a few months ago on his blog that he and Travis Barker had started talking to Tom Delonge again, everyone’s been praying that Blink 182 would get back together. Travis had survived a plane crash and producer Jerry Finn (every Blink 182 album since Enema of the State) had passed away. It seemed like a good time to put away all the old drama. Besides, +44 and Angels and Airwaves just don’t cut it.

Mark recently sat down with MTV News to talk about the band.

On That Blog Post: “I’m amazed at the response from what I wrote on my blog. It’s awesome that so many people want to know what’s going on. And I know there are lots of questions people have, so I’m going to lay it all out here in this interview. I’m just speaking for myself here. The simple answer is, we’re still reconnecting as friends right now. None of us know exactly what’s going to happen. I do know that we’re all very stoked to be talking again, laughing and letting the past remain in the past. But we’re also coming together after an extremely acrimonious band breakup, a lot of anger and frustration with one another and four years of not talking. I think that we need to get back to a certain point as friends before we could ever take a stage together again, because that’s what we always based everything on.”

On His Relationship With DeLonge: “Right now, we’re getting back to just being friends. I talk to Tom several times a week, sometimes several times a day, and you know, he’s still the same Tom that I talked to on tour buses four years ago. He still talks about UFOs and lasers and conspiracy theories. We talk about new bands we dig — Vampire Weekend — and the movie ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall.’ We also make stupid fart jokes. God help us, we’re grown men still making fart jokes. … Who knows? I know two things: One, I’m just glad we’re all friends again, and two, none of us know anything for sure beyond that.”

On the Future of Blink-182: “The future is wide open. … Blink-182 wasn’t manufactured by a label, and we weren’t making music to make money or for fame. We were three friends in a band, writing music that we loved. That’s where it began and ended. Before there’s reunion talk, we need to get back to that point again. Actually, we would need to get beyond that point, to a place where you can say to someone, ‘Hey, man, I’m not really feeling this,’ and be able to argue constructively about the music. Because that’s where the best of Blink-182 came into being. The pull between the ideas the three of us had. I’ve always thought that the three of us each brought something unique and special to the songs, and the collision of those elements made the music what it was. In short, we would need to get back to where we’re all close enough friends and artists to be able to tell each other, respectfully, ‘Suck it.’ My final thought is this: If — and this is a big if — Blink-182 were ever to re-form, it would have to be the most amazing, ridiculous, mind-blowing show and tour ever. I feel like, as bitter as our breakup was, we stepped back at the top of our game, and we’d have to come back even stronger and better than before.”