Mark Hoppus says blink-182 “did its best work” with Tom DeLonge
Coming off their Sept. 20 release of NINE, blink-182 recently sat down with Vogue to reflect on what brought them to this point. After recently wrapping up their 20th-anniversary Enema Of The State tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep, Mark Hoppus opens up about their iconic era and former bandmate Tom DeLonge.
You can check out the interview below.
Still, the band looks back on their early days with fondness.
“There was a real unity of spirit in the band; [it’s] when the band found itself,” vocalist Mark Hoppus explains.
“When Tom was in the band, that’s when Blink did its best work,” he adds. “Now post-Tom, with Matt in the band, we’re approaching songs differently.”
As far as the current relationships go between the former bandmates, Hoppus reveals there are no hard feelings.
“I talked with Tom for the first time in two years right before we started this tour. The conversation was more about us just telling each other, ‘No hard feelings. You do your thing, we’ll do our thing.’ It’s all good.”
NINE is available now here, and you can check out the full tracklisting below. The band wrapped up their 20th-anniversary Enema Of The State tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep in Brooklyn (after canceling the final Columbus date). They also have two festival appearances including TwitchCon in San Diego and Aftershock in Sacramento. Tickets are available here.
1. “The First Time”
2. “Happy Days”
5. “Blame It On My Youth”
6. “Generational Divide”
7. “Run Away”
8. “Black Rain”
9. “I Really Wish I Hated You”
10. “Pin the Grenade”
11. “No Heart To Speak Of”
13. “On Some Emo Shit”
14. “Hungover You”
15. “Remember To Forget Me”