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Mark Hoppus Chat Recap

Mark did a chat over at billboard.com and this is what he talked about:

– 7 or 8 songs (ideas) into the album.

– They mainly work independently in their own studios at the moment and then they come together and share ideas and put things together

– A question was asked about if the music sounds like untitled or old pop punk, and Mark said BOTH! and went on to say there is a song they are working on that is fast/punk rock and sounds like it could be on Dude Ranch, almost like a Josie pt 2.

-The song Tom played on modlife, was a song tom has apparently worked on by himself and Mark and travis never heard it until they saw it online.

Thanks to Chewy030 from the forum

Blinkumentary Update


You can view new photos from the Blinkumentary right HERE. Is that Tom in the studio? Discuss with everyone HERE.

Thanks to rollerpig from the forums

Thursday Studio Update

On Thursday, Mark Hoppus posted his second update from the studio on his blog:

“Wednesday brought utter catastrophe to the B room of our studio. Complete meltdown of the hard drive/recording hardware setup. Many, many crashes and frustration. Chris, our trusted friend and engineer, fought the good fight, but the studio has been busy nonstop since we built the place, and years later is in desperate need of some upgrades. It happens. But consequently we were only able to record some background vocals before abandoning the studio. But keep in mind, those are probably the best background vocals EVER RECORDED!! Well, maybe not, but that’s the thought that keeps me from being annoyed at the studio situation. In any case, I used the found time to finish writing the lyrics to the track I was trying to sing…”

Read the rest of the blog here.
Discuss this in the forum here.

Credit to notnow123487 in our forum.

Tuesday Studio Update

On Tuesday, Mark Hoppus posted an update from the studio on his BOMPA blog:

Another productive day in the studio. Yesterday was the first real dip back into recording up here in LA since the tour ended. There are a lot of ideas floating around on these hard drives, and it’s great to be getting back into it. Making noise. Loud noise. Into microphones and onto recording machines. Robots. Recording robots. No tape, just anthropomorphic machines. Anyway, I played bass on a track that Tom had been working on last week, and Travis played drums on another one…

You can read the entire article at Mark’s blog.
Discuss in the forums here.