Blink-182 bassist and co-lead vocalist Mark Hoppus recently trolled fans by posting a ‘real’ joke poster for a We Were Never Young festival, .
Mark Hoppus trolls fans
The fake poster is a spoof of the emo festival When We Were Young festival, set to be headlined by My Chemical Romance and Paramore.
A Day To Remember joined Mark Hoppus on the new episode of After School Radio on Apple Music Hits to discuss their new version of “Re-Entry” featuring Mark, why he was the obvious choice to feature on the song, balancing heavy music with catchy pop punk, thoughts on the When We Were Young festival, and more.
Mark said about the When We Were Young Festival…
“I saw a thing online that this is basically the Warped tour, 2022. Like, people were complaining that the set times were short. It was going to be a long day. And why didn’t they break this up into several days of a festival? And I’m like, ‘Have you not heard of the Warped tour. Like we were doing this back in ’97. Like why is this a shock to everybody?”
Blink-182 members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus could be working in the studio together as images previously emerged with Hoppus’ guitar and bass being spotted in Barker’s studio. There is no indication if bandmate Matt Skiba is with them. It was also speculated that Mark Hoppus might have leaked a new Blink-182 singer.
Hoppus has also worked with Avril Lavigne on her new album Love Sux, which will be released on Barker’s DTA Records label. It is due out next month and features MGK, blackbear as well.
Mark Hoppus worked in American Pie movie
Hoppus worked in The American Pie movie that was released in 1999. It had become a huge hit thanks due to its hilarious jokes, but it also featured quite a few nods to 90’s pop culture, including an appearance from the rock band Blink-182. Beyond the cameo, which saw the band members watching an embarrassing webstream, the band also contributed the song “Mutt” off Enema of the State to the film’s soundtrack.
The American Pie franchise on a whole would prove to be a smashing success as well, as the original series, produced on a total budget of US$145 million, has grossed nearly a billion worldwide.
Blink-182 bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed on a recent Twitch stream that the band’s contribution to the sex comedy came on the very last day of filming.
“It was cool. We were there for the last day of filming,” said Hoppus of his experience filming American Pie. “It was just us, the monkey, and the director. I think they had already wrapped all principal photography at that point.”