Mark Hoppus Biography
Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, record producer, and television personality as his major profession. He has been best known as the bassist and one of two lead vocalists for the rock band Blink-182. Aside from his musical career, Hoppus has also gained multiple successes behind the recording console, also producing records for groups such as Idiot Pilot, New Found Glory, The Matches, and Motion City Soundtrack. Previously he had co-owned two companies, Atticus and Macbeth Footwear, and has begun a clothing line named Hi My Name is Mark. Hoppus hosted a weekly podcast in 2005 and 2006 and hosted his own television talk show, Hoppus on Music, from 2010 to 2012 on Fuse.
Mark Hoppus was born on March 15, 1972 in Ridgecrest, California. His father, like many in Ridgecrest, worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, designing missiles and bombs for the town's Navy testing center. He has always known as happy kid since his childhood. His childhood has been spent in the small town of Ridgecrest. But after his parents got divorced, he moved out of it. Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's houses. At that time he was only in third grade. After shuffling around with sister Anne for two years, Mark left with his father for Monterey.
For his self introduction, Hoppus likes to describe himself as “pretty straight” until junior high level, when he had begun skateboarding. At the beginning of his freshman year, Hoppus gained solace through music of The Smiths and The Cure. Hoppus lived in Fairfax, Virginia till his early high school years and attended Annandale High School during his sophomore year. By this time he had already received his first bass and attended his first concert (They Might Be Giants). Hoppus has also received his first bass guitar as a gift from his father and earned money for a set of amplifiers by helping him paint his garage. Hoppus never took bass lessons, instead he taught himself by playing to bands such as the Descendents, The Cure, and Bad Religion. Hoppus played by himself and sang in the band Pier 69, primarily covering songs by The Cure, and recorded a live demo with a group named The Attic Children in 1988, featuring covers of The Cure songs.
For his education matter, he had a dream to be an English teacher. He still recalls how much he hated his college and the reason behind it was pattern and methodology on teaching English in his college. He dropped out in the early 1990s after “things began to take off with Blink-182” and lived with his mother for many of the early years of the band. All the time, his mother had been supportive to him in every way. At the beginning, he used to play with her sister, Anne. Her sister helped him to introduce to Tom Delonge. Hoppus and Delonge formed Blink-182, which had become one of the most popular bands of the 2000s. Blink-182 went on an indefinite hiatus in 2005, leading Hoppus to form the band +44 with fellow Blink-182 member Travis Barker. Blink-182 then announced their reformation in 2009.
At present he has been known as one of the biggest punk act of the era. He has already followed two records- the heavier Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) and the more experimental Blink-182 (2003)—before the band split in 2005 following internal tension.
He has been connected to many social sites. Hence his fans and followers can easily get in contact with him and know him better way than before. Though he hasn’t earned any professional wins till date but taking his efforts on account it can be easily said that he has a great future ahead of him.