Musicians and Guitar Center Dump Fulltone

Mark Hoppus

Mark Hoppus, Jason Isbell, and many other musicians are boycotting Fulltone pedals after the company’s founder showed his whole ass on social media:

”What is this like night 4 of looting with 100% impunity. The p—- Mayor and Governor don’t give a s— about small businesses, and it’s never been more clear,” he wrote in a since-deleted post, adding a comment, “Ahh I feel better, and flushed out some prissy boys who were raised to pee sitting down. Now I’ll delete.”

After a Fullton user complained to the company’s email address, Fuller himself responded with an equally hostile tone as his original post. “I am begging you to sell your pedals because you actually don’t deserve them,” a screenshot of the email posted to a fanpage reads. “You are actually so racist that you believe the Good people who are protesting are the same as the Organized gang banger criminals who are looting ‘storefronts.’ Those ‘storefronts’ are good hardworking people’s lives and livelihoods. I’m fact if I see you with a Fulltone pedal I will tag it and break into your house and loot it from you, because it’s my free expression to do so… right?”

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Mark Hoppus Shares Unreleased The Cars Cover

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Mark Hoppus has shared an unreleased cover of The Cars’ “Just What I Needed” on Soundcloud. It included the following message:

A couple years ago, I was asked to record a creepy cover of Just What I Needed for a tv show. They wanted moody and strange, dark, and drony, with space for dialogue to go over it. I went into the studio with my friend James Ingram and this is what we came up with. The show was cancelled so quickly the episode never aired, but if you can imagine a grim and grizzled detective determinedly working a murder case that shook them to the very core of their being, this is the music the show requested. It’s been sitting on a hard drive ever since, and with the sad news of Ric Ocasek’s passing, I thought I’d put it up here. Enjoy it. And go listen to The Cars.

Alex No Longer Fanboying Out Over Mark Hoppus

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Alex Gaskarth talks about working with Mark Hoppus in the new issue of Rock Sound:

“I did come up on blink and Mark was very much an inspiration to me, but we’ve had the honeymoon period as it were, become good friends… I’m not fanboying out in front of him anymore, like I used to seven years ago! I don’t think the creative process would be as honest if I was sitting there going, ‘Yeah, whatever you think man, I love you!’ We both keep each other in check, and push each other to do better.”

Mark Hoppus Talks About Fyre Festival

Mark Hoppus talked with NME about the Fyre Festival disaster:

“It was pretty shocking,” Hoppus told NME of his first viewing of the documentary. “It was shocking but not entirely surprising. We had indications kind of early on that there were problems. Our production crew was having problems getting even the most basic of answers as to staging, power and things that you would normally have well in advance of the show. That being said, us and our crew have always prided ourselves on being able to put on a good show.

“If you give us electricity and a stage then we will do our best to put on a great show. We continued in good faith, the show got closer and closer. Travis [Barker, drums] doesn’t fly so he was going to have to get on a boat for several days to get there then our production crew just said, ‘I don’t think that this is going to happen, I think we should pull out now’. That’s when we issued our statement.”

Mark Hoppus Wants to Experiment More With Blink-182

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Mark Hoppus talked with Kerrang about the upcoming Blink-182 album:

“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 tells Kerrang!. “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.”