Mark Hoppus On The Records That Changed His Life

Before Blink-182’s Las Vegas Residency at the Palms wrapped, Daniel P Carter headed out to America to sit down with Mark Hoppus for ‘Music Ruined My Life’.

Mark took us on the journey of his musical upbringing on Radio 1's Rock Show, from buying his first cassette to christening the Walkman he got for his tenth birthday, to having explosive diarrhoea in front of The Cure's Robert Smith some 22 years later. Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be a true Blink-182 anecdote without some sort of bodily fluid getting a mention...

"Cathedrals of Glass: Valkrys Wakes" will be released in 2019

In September the second Sekret Machines novel, A Fire Within by me and Tom DeLonge came out and was launched by a special event in California which, alas, I couldn’t attend due to the hurricane activity in North Carolina. To The Stars, the media company which publishes the series will release the second of my Cathedrals of Glass scifi series, Valkrys Wakes, in 2019. The story follows Sola and the other survivors of the ship which crashed on the frozen moon en route to a reeducation facility, picking up three months after the first book, Planet of Blood and Ice concluded. A special advance edition will be available from To The Stars in mid January with the trade edition scheduled for September. I’ll post cover art as soon as I have it.