The Daily Princetonian Q&A with Mark Hoppus

As the co-lead vocalist and bassist for Blink-182, Mark Hoppus has played an integral role in shaping the pop punk music genre with hit songs like “All the Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again?” Nearly three decades since its founding in 1992, Blink-182 has released seven studio albums, selling over 50 million records worldwide.

With a new Blink-182 album coming out this summer in addition to releasing an EP on March 29 for his new duo with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low called Simple Creatures, Hoppus sat down with The Daily Princetonian after giving a talk at Berlind Theatre on Monday night to discuss his career, musical inspirations, and rapid-fire impressions of his own work.

Mark Hoppus Q&A on Twitter on 19th March 2019

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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...