Mark Hoppus has responded to fans complaining about Blink-182 reunion tour ticket prices.
NOFX are set to wrap up their 40-year long career in 2023. The band frontman ‘Fat Mike’ Burkett is eyeing to preserve the legacy of the music he loves by opening the world’s first dedicated punk rock music which will be funded by bands including Foo Fighters.
Foo Fighters set to fund the museum
Located in Las Vegas, the Punk Rock Museum will open its doors on January 13 next year, with the aim of showing the influence the genre has had upon the world. Investors in the project include Epitaph Records founder/Bad Religion founder Brett Guerwitz, Germs/Nirvana/Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and skate legend Tony Hawk.
The museum’s website states:
“The Punk Rock Museum houses the world’s most expansive, inclusive, and intimate display of artifacts, fliers, photos, clothing, instruments, handwritten lyrics, artwork, and just about everything else donated by the people and bands who were there.
Not only can you see amazing artifacts, there’s a guitar room where you can play the actual guitars and basses played through the amps the artists played them through. We have guitars and amps from Rise Against, NOFX, Pennywise, Sick of it All, Strung Out, and many more. Yes… you can actually PLAY THEM.”
Fat Mike told Spin that the criterion for acceptance into the museum is uncomplicated: “If you’re a punk band, you’re f***ing in,” he says. “It’s that simple.”
“We want people to come from Indonesia and see the flier of their band on the wall,” he says. “You know how proud they would feel? I want anyone in a punk band around the world to have that opportunity.”
However, back in April, Fat Mike revealed that the only major US punk band who turned down the opportunity to get involved with the museum were Green Day, the genre’s biggest band.