Mark posted some bloopers from the new Hoppus On Music Episodes
You can watch them HERE.
Punk star Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 talks music and why he’s a Chelsea fan.
You can watch the video HERE.
Thanks to Hans J. for sending this in.
Members of Blink-182 Discuss Overcoming Years of Acrimony
‘The air was so thick around us back in the day you could cut it with a knife,’ says Travis Barker
We recently posted a long series of interviews with the members of Blink-182 – but that was only the beginning. Here’s part two of our series of Q&As with Mark Hoppus, Tom Delonge and Travis Barker, conducted backstage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York. We spoke about the difficult birth of their new album Neighborhoods, how they finally learned to communicate and compromise after years of strife, and Delonge’s belief that that the band has embraced a “much more modern and relevant form of rock & roll.”
Everybody in the group spent the last few years working on different projects. Do you think that helped the creative process after you guys convened to cut the new album?
Yeah, absolutely. I think that doing things outside of Blink allows us to find out what our skill sets are, what we’re good at, what we lack, what each person brings to the table. I think probably the most important lesson we learned from taking five years off from Blink was each of us is very different from one another and we’re never going to connect on certain things and it’s that disconnect that makes us Blink.
Often the very thing that drives a band apart is that force that makes them so great in the first place. Some bands just can’t compromise and they simply cease to function. You guys have clearly learned how to compromise.
Well, we’re still learning. It’s somewhere in there, in this battle between our ideas the good stuff comes out. That’s probably the biggest lesson that we learned being absent from one another for so long.
You can read the rest of the interview HERE.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To commemorate, we’ve teamed up with Keep-A-Breast! We will be taking $5 donations throughout this month. 100% of those donations will be donated to the Keep-A-Breast foundation.
For every $5 you donate you will be automatically entered to win a prize pack, filled with Keep-A-Breast gear, totaling to $100 worth of awesome stuff. You can enter as many times as you’d like.
Breast Cancer facts:
• Breast cancer accounts for more than 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in US women.
• Today, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.
You can read more on the effects of Breast Cancer and get useful prevention tips at the Keep-A-Breast website.
“The Party Song,” from 1999’s critically acclaimed Enema of the State, leads the pack. It’s followed by “Stay Together for the Kids” from the band’s fourth studio album, 2002’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. The pack is rounded out with the single “Up All Night” from the recently released and highly-anticipated Neighborhoods, the band’s first studio album since 2003.
The tracks will be available as “Blink-182 Pack 03” for $5.49 and will be available for purchase individually for $1.99 on Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3, and $2.00 on Wii.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 on October 11th, 2011
Thanks to Matt H. for sending this in.