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.

Travis Barker: "We have over 40 songs recorded; only the best 10-12 will be on the new blink-182 record"

Travis Barker visited in the Hollywire studio! We play Hollywords and find out that Travis has four french bulldogs. He tells us about when he was in high school and told his school counselor that all he wants to do was play the drums. His nickname was Tito, Bones and now Trav or T. Travis has worked with Halsey and Youngblud on the song "11 Minutes." He tells us that Blink 182 is currently in the studio making music!! He tells us about Back to the Beach festival where he will be playing at with Blink 182.

Travis Landon Barker, aka Trav is a collector of old cars, father, and DJ but most importantly, Travis is a wild cool drummer for bands like Blink-182. Even though we might know Travis from his role in Blink-182, he is also an amazing solo artist, recently he just came out with a new single with Halsey and Youngblud called 11 Minutes.

Tattoos are one of Travis’s signatures, he is a huge fan of tattoos and is always constantly working on new ones whenever he can. When Travis isn’t on tour or in studio, he takes care of his kids or can be seen with his vintage cars all over Southern California, his collection features Cadillacs, and bikes!


Tom DeLonge on META Volume 014

At this point in DeLonge’s life, it is hard to keep track of everything he has going on. It would seem as though everything he has done up to now has been preparing him for his most recent ventures. To anyone else, his ambitions may seem crazy and far-fetched. But to DeLonge, he is just a kid from the suburbs who dreamed of going to the stars.


Mark Hoppus & Alex Gaskarth Talk New Band Simple Creatures On 'The Music Podcast'

Ahead of the release of the debut EP, Strange Love, Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth have joined this week's The Music Podcast to talk about their new band, Simple Creatures.

Talking to host Neil Griffiths from LA, the blink-182 and All Time Low frontmen discuss the origins of the project, intentionally getting out of their comfort zones and their upcoming debut shows in the US.

Hoppus and Gaskarth also give updates on future movements and music for blink and All Time Low, as well as when we can expect the pop-punk legends back in Australia.

Listen to the podcast below or on iTunes!


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