Mark Hoppus

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mark Hoppus

Mark Allan Hoppus (* 15. March 1972 in Ridgecrest , California ) is the bass player, singer and songwriter of the American pop punk band Blink-182 , in 1999 with the album Enema of the State and the single All the Small Things the made international breakthrough.


His sister Anne Hoppus introduced him to Tom DeLonge in 1992 . They both wanted to start a band, but had difficulty finding band members. When they first met, Hoppus and DeLonge wrote the song Carousel . With Scott Raynor (later replaced by Travis Barker ) they formed the band blink-182, in which Hoppus was bassist and singer. After 13 years, the band members decided to take a "break for an indefinite period". This pause officially ended on February 8, 2009, at the 51st Grammy Awards. Mark, Tom and Travis have now confirmed that they will make music together again and announced a new album for summer 2009, followed by a world tour. A new album called Neighborhoods was released in September 2011. After another falling out within blink-182, the band split from DeLonge in early 2015. As a replacement for planned concerts, Matt Skiba was hired by Alkaline Trio . Skiba remained a permanent member of the band and recorded a new album for blink-182 together with Barker and Hoppus. This was published on July 1, 2016 and is called California . It is the band's first album without founding member Tom DeLonge. Another album called Nine followed on September 20, 2019 with the same line-up .

Other bands

Hoppus has remained loyal to pop-punk after blink-182's "indefinite break" and has since worked with several bands and artists such as Simple Plan and Motion City Soundtrack . He was singer and bass player in the band +44 , which he founded together with blink-182 bandmate Travis Barker. The debut album was released on November 14, 2006. +44 broke up in 2009 after the reunification of blink-182. In early 2010, Hoppus embarked on a project with his friend Pete Wentz , bassist for Fall Out Boy . You wrote the song In Transit for the film Alice in Wonderland . Mark Hoppus made short guest appearances in the videos I Don't Care by Fall Out Boy, Weightless by All Time Low , I'd Do Anything by Simple Plan and on Fenix ​​Tx All My Fault . In January 2019 he founded the super group Simple Creatures with all-time-low guitarist and singer Alex Gaskarth and released the first single Drug . Later in 2019, EPs Strange Love (March 28) and Everything Opposite (October 11) were released. The latter was accidentally leaked on YouTube Music on August 20th .


In the first phase (1992-2005) Hoppus mainly played a Musicman electric bass. Otherwise he prefers Fender basses (mostly in unusual colors such as pink or turquoise (hot pink, surf green)). The Mark Hoppus Signature Bass by Fender is particularly well-known : a combination of a Jazz Bass body with Precision Bass pickups and a Precision Bass neck. In the early years of his career, Mark Hoppus also played Ernie Ball Music Man basses (e.g. video M + Ms). Meanwhile, Hoppus Shortscale Fender Jaguar Bass plays of which there is also a signature model.

More activities

Hoppus also produced the podcast Hi My Name Is Mark , which appeared at irregular intervals and had over a million listeners. Hoppus introduced new bands, interviewed musicians and reported on his life. The podcast was broadcast on Fuse TV .

Mark Hoppus has sold his shares in Atticus and Macbeth, which he had previously founded with Tom DeLonge. In 2012 he founded the clothing brand HMNIM Apparel Co.

He had, among other things, with his bandmates Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker appearances in various films (e.g. American Pie - Like a Hot Apple Pie and The Simpsons ).

From 2010 to 2012, Hoppus had his own show on the American channel Fuse TV called Hoppus on Music .

Private life

Mark Hoppus has been married to Skyelene (Skye) Everly since December 2, 2000 and has a son, Jack Hoppus (born August 5, 2002). He met his wife while filming All the Small Things .

Hoppus is also vegan.


Vocals and bass

year album tape Label Credits
1988 The Attic Children Demo The Attic Children Vocals and bass
1998 Look forward to failure The Ataris Fat Wreck Chords Singing with That Special Girl
2002 No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls Simple plan Atlantic Records Singing at I'd Do Anything
2002 Box car racer Box car racer MCA Singing at Elevator
2002 Sticks and stones New Found Glory Drive-Thru Records, MCA Bass on Something I Call Personality
2004 The Passion of the Christ: Songs Different artists Lost keyword Singing at MxPx's Song Empire
2005 Panic MxPx SideOneDummy Singing at Wrecking Hotel Rooms
2005 Commit This to Memory Motion City soundtrack Epitaph Records Singing with Hangman
2006 White heat Renee Renee Singing and bass with Paper Doll
2006 Kevin & Bean's Super Christmas Different artists Vocals and bass on + 44's cover of Christmas Vacation ( The Descendents )
2007 Changes Vanilla Sky Universal Music Group Singing at Nightmare
2008 VH1 Save the Music foundation Ace Enders Singing with Bittersweet Symphony
2009 Fired Up! Soundtrack Richard Gibbs Screen Gems Co-writer and vocals for Until the Stars Fall from the Sky
2010 Almost Alice Different artists Buena Vista Vocals and bass with In Transit
2010 Pinch me Forget the Pacific self-published Bass on Sweet 16
2011 Shady Lane City (Comma) State singing
2011 What Are You So Scared Of? Tonight Alive Singing at Thank You & Goodnight
2015 Future Hearts All time low Fueled by ramen Singing at Tidal Wave


year album tape Label Credits
2005 Commit This to Memory Motion City soundtrack Epitaph Records producer
2006 Wake up Something for Rockets Producer of two songs
2006 Decomposer The Matches Epitaph Records Producer of What Katie Said , Sunburn vs. the Rhinovirus and The Barber's Unhappiness
2006 We're Up to No Good, We're Up to No Good Rory One Eleven Records producer
2006 Punk Goes' 90s Different artists Fearless Records Producer of Mae's cover of March of the Pigs ( Nine Inch Nails )
2007 Wolves Idiot pilot Reprise Records Co-producer
2007 One track min Something for Rockets producer
2007 Changes Vanilla Sky Producer of the songs Nightmare and On & On
2008 Spread the rumors Socratic Drive-Thru Records producer
2008 Still unknown Fever club producer
2008 Our Lunar Activities Our Lunar Activities producer
2008 Read Sell Stories KOOPA Pied Piper Records producer
2008 Not without a fight New Found Glory Epitaph Records producer
2009 Not without a Heart Once Nourished by Sticks and Stones Within Blood Ill-Tempered Misanthropy Pure Gold Can Stay New Found Glory / Shai Hulud Bridge Nine Records Producer at Truck Stop Blues
2009 America's Suitehearts: Remixed, Retouched, Rehabbed and Retoxed fall out Boy Fueled by ramen producer
2010 My dinosaur life Motion City soundtrack Columbia Records producer
2010 Love Angels & Airwaves self-published Producer of a remix of Hallucinations
2010 Pinch me Forget the Pacific self-published Producer of Sweet 16
2011 Shady Lane City (Comma) State producer


year album tape Label Credits
2006 In with the out crowd Less than Jake Warner Music Group Co-author of The Rest of My Life
2009 Nothing staff All time low Hopeless Records Co-wrote a song that was never released
2011 Shady Lane City (Comma) State Author and co-author

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. About - Hi My Name Is Mark. HMNIM Apparel Co, accessed October 20, 2014 .
  2. Blink-182 honored as the “most animal-friendly” band of 2016 by Peta2. December 14, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2019 (American English).