Blink-182 And Apple Music Team Up To Show Off Increasing Reach And Power Of Beats 1

This morning at 10 am PST Beats 1 will debut “Misery,” from the deluxe edition of California, and air Hoppus' in-depth conversation with Lowe, one of music’s preeminent and trusted interviewers.

Apple and Beats 1 shared a transcript from the interview with me. Also that is another advantage for the artist, having the mighty resources of Apple to promote your conversation. Combine the reach of Beats 1, the power of Apple and Lowe’s ability to make artists feel comfortable and Beats 1 is taking on a similar role to MTV in the Eighties, when that was the place every artist went to premiere new music.

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus on performing at the March Madness Music Festival, why he stopped lying about encores

Despite their new hit song, it seems Blink 182 is far too busy to be bored to death.

The band is one in a long list of bands including Capital Cities, Grouplove, Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night to perform at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival which is a three day musical festival in conjunction with the Final Four. (If you can’t make it, it will be livestreamed on and the NCAA’s YouTube channel.)

For The Win spoke to Mark Hoppus about the performance, his advice for happy and sad fans, and listening to some old Blink 182 songs. The interview has been condensed.