The report shared the findings of a study that analyzed passwords belonging to accounts worldwide that had been previously breached.
Among those passwords, “blink182” was the most popular musical artist on the list.
Mark Hoppus noticed a tweet from CNN which listed some of the common passwords, and couldn’t contain himself.
you guys. https://t.co/Rq4VJ6s9LV
— house stark hoppus. (@markhoppus) April 22, 2019
We definitely felt personally victimized too.
Among other popular passwords were “superman,” “Iloveyou” and “cowboys1.” Also, weirdly, two names — ”ashley” and “michael” somehow ended up on the list. It had many people in Hoppus’ Twitter replies wondering who they could be.
Who are Ashley and Michael tho?
— HERF (@a_herf) April 22, 2019
Other people had hilarious responses to the tweet. Also, many people confirmed the survey’s findings by admitting they have a scene-inspired password.
You can check out what they had to say below.
Who knew you named your band after a popular password
— Thomas Bolt (@tompeach90) April 22, 2019
No. I’ll get hacked and keep my honor.
— Sam Monte (@pastorsam85) April 22, 2019
*Changes password to Sum41*
— Matt Fernandez 5/9 @ The Orlando Improv (@FattMernandez) April 22, 2019
That’s the exact password of my ex whose phone I hacked into
— PopsNayeli (@PopsNayeli) April 22, 2019
In other news, Hoppus recently confirmed that the band’s next album would be out “early summer.” This lines up with Travis Barker’s previous statements that the record would be out by the time the band hit the Warped Tour 25th anniversary show’s stage in Atlantic City.
Hoppus also said the band is trying out something new with their song structures when writing the follow up to 2016’s California.
“We’re trying to get away from picking up an acoustic guitar and starting a song that way,” he said. “We’ve been writing songs based around beats that Travis has come up with, or maybe just a keyboard line or one little guitar riff and building around that.”
This is not the only recent clues we’ve gotten from Hoppus about the upcoming LP. He said the album may go in some “completely weird directions.” He also stated that he hopes to guide the anticipated eighth album into artistic territory akin to the band’s untitled 2003 full-length, an album where musical experimentation first consumed the outfit.
“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” he said explains. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”
Hoppus isn’t the only bandmate teasing us about the LP, Barker recently gave a little sneak peak as well. Barker sustained an ankle injury, and took to Instagram to share a snippet of potential new music from the trio.
Check out those posts below.
View this post on Instagram
View this post on Instagram
While you’re waiting for all this new blink-182 music, you can listen to Hoppus’ new project with All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, Simple Creatures. They just released their first 6-track EP Strange Love, which you can purchase here and listen to below.
What do you think about blink-182 being listed in the most-popular passwords? Sound off in the comments below!