Nobody Likes You When You're . . . 47? Happy Birthday Mark Hoppus!

Let's celebrate Mark Hoppus!

March 15, 2019
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Okay, writing the headline for this blog kind of hurt more than it should have. 

But you read it correctly. Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 is 47 today.

Remember when he was the annoying 20 something year old, that wrote all those snotty punk rock songs and blew up the radio? Well now he still not only does Blink, which shows no signs of slowing down despite losing Tom DeLonge a couple of years ago, but he has produced a truckload of bands, and stays relevent in the rock scene on many different levels. Including new music with his band Simple Creatures. Check it:

Whether you want to admit it or not. Blink 182 re-wrote the music scene for a lot of people, and played an intrigual part in many of my generation's interest in rock. Starting the band when they were just 20 or so, Blink has released seven studio albums, a handful of EP's, music videos, sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and as I mentioned above, has no signs of slowing down.

In fact they have been in the studio writing a follow up to 2016's "California".

“Hard at play with @johnfeldy and all the young dudes. @markhoppus @travisbarker @robertnoise #blink182 #newalbum ✨ “ - @MATTTSKIBA

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And will be playing a handful of festivals this summer including Back to the Beach and New Jersey's Warped Tour! 

Super excited to be coming to @backtothebeachfest this year with all our SoCal friends. Tix on sale Fri. at 10am! --

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I couldn’t wait for the summer and the Warped Tour ----

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So no matter how old he gets, Mark Hoppus continutes to redefine music and make some awesome punk rock! Nobody may like you when you are 23, but they love you when you are 47! Happy Birthday Mark!

See you in the pit! 

- Danny V.