Billboard.com will be hosting a live chat with Mark Hoppus on Monday, October 25th at 4 P.M. ET right HERE.
“Hoppus will answer your questions about “A Different Spin,” his latest musical obsessions and the future of Blink-182 when he stops by Billboard.com for a live chat on Monday, Oct. 25. Start sending in your questions for Mark now by tweeting to @billboarddotcom using the hashtag #bblivechat. Visit Billboard.com at 4pm EST hear what Mark has on his mind.”
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…”
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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…
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BOMPA.com have posted an extensive interview with Mark in which answers various fan questions. Check it out Here >>
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Mark Hoppus has certainly had his legs cemented in the industry for the last decade, more so than when Blink 182 started barely a decade before that. Hoppus’ blog and tweets are followed like a cult and now he’s getting the chance to take face time to his opinions and discussions with his upcoming show on FUSE, A Different Spin. Hoppus took time to talk about what this new project is all about, a few words on the current state of the industry and how we won’t be waiting too long for Blink’s next album.
Well first, give us a rundown of how this show all came about?
The end of last year, I got a call from Fuse and they were talking about this new music talk show they were putting together. I was really intrigued by the idea, because there’s not really anyone carrying the torch of music right now. I flew up to New York and I read for them. Then I got a call asking if I wanted to do the show, and I said “Yes. What do you want it to be like?” They said [anything I wanted it to be]. I said “What do you want the vibe of the show to be?” They said “Whatever you want it to be.” People here are so supportive. They’re passionate about music. They’re always talking about new bands and different bands and who we should have on the show. It’s a great environment to run a show in. I hope that works as a thesis statement.
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Mark made an appearance on Fuses’ Top 20 Countdown to promote his new show A Different Spin With Mark Hoppus. Here are couple of pictures from the show!
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