While travis and i have waited for blink-182 to get back into the studio this past year, i started working on a project with my friend chris, who has worked on grammy award-winning albums, and been my collaborator and confidant for many years. at this point we have nearly 25 songs in various stages of completion. the first project we worked on is a remix of a nova rockafeller song and in the not-too-distance future, will release our album. the band is called "Nothing and Nobody." @nothingxnobody is the official twitter.
Working under the moniker "Nothing and Nobody," Mark Hoppus teamed up with friend and engineer/producer Chris Holmes to strip down Nova Rockafeller's ode to the Gameboy decade, "1990s." Where the original features a fair amount of video game influenced bleeps and bloops and mechanical drums, Hoppus and Holmes opted for live instrumentation, giving the track a raw rock 'n' roll feel that would make the '90s...
Mark Hoppus was a special guest at the London showing of the Descendents documentary, FILMAGE. During a Q&A with both Mark and the filmakers, Mark revealed that he's been talking to Bill Stevenson about possibly producing the next Blink-182 album.
Iíve never cared when people thought we were just a joke band. We always have just done our thing and written what we like and what was important to us. Luckily, people have stood by us. I feel like the people that marginalized Blink back in the day have now seen that we actually have staying power, and itís kind of a good feeling.
I had the opportunity to talk with Mark Hoppus this week and he had the following to say about the next Blink-182 record. Check back Monday for the full interview.
It seemed Neighborhoods was a pretty natural progression from the Untitled record, even though it was eight years later, and then I know some of Tomís Angels & Airwaves influences were in there as well. Do you see the next record going in that direction, continuing that stuff, or do you see it veering off and doing something completely different?
For me, personally, obviously we still have to get into the studio and hash everything out, but I want to push it edgier. I want to push it a little faster, a little harder. I...
You can check out part two of PureVolume's video interview with Owl Cityhere. In this segment, Adam Young talks about what it was like to work with Carly Rae Jepsen and Mark Hoppus on his new album The Midsummer Station, which is in stores today.