You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy at least one blink-182 song. For well over two decades, they’ve been bringing us albums filled with tracks that remind us of life and growing up—the good, the bad and the ugly.
We’ve seen them go from plucky pop-punk high schoolers to behemoth legends of the game and each member, old or new, has played a part of that story. So, where exactly do you fit in?
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Here’s an oldie but a goodie: Watch and learn as blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus addresses an assembly of bored bass players in this hilarious CollegeHumor video, “Why Do Bassists Always Look Bored?” Yep, the longtime blink bass man drops some knowledge for those of us droppin’ the bass in our bands.
“Bassists, please stop plucking!” Hoppus says among a flurry of four-string pops and slaps. “We need to talk about The Problem. We have to stop looking so bored onstage when we play.” Giving Flea and Primus‘ Les Claypool a pass (as well as “chin-bearded hardcore guys”), the musician illustrates the bassist’s abiding boredom with an amusing slideshow.
The classic Hoppus clip, first unleashed on YouTube back in 2012, was re-shared via CollegeHumor’s Facebook page on Sunday, proving that the video’s timeless message remains as large as a bassist’s dilated pupils during a live set.
Do you identify with Hoppus’ plight against the bored bassist? If you’re a bass player, do you ever get so stupefied onstage that you start daydreaming about non-four-string concerns? Watch the video here.
blink-182 recently announced they’re set for their very own Las Vegas residency, Kings Of The Weekend.
“When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!’,” Mark Hoppus said, Rolling Stone reports. “Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone onstage … The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”
Check out their full list of Vegas appearances below.
June: 8-9, 15-16, 23-24
November: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17