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- Posted on Jun 24th 2010 12:00PM by Adam Horne
The bassist also shared his thoughts on the future of pop music in a post-MJ world. "Everything's so fragmented nowadays and it's so rare that you have a performer of the caliber of Michael Jackson in the first place," he says. "And then to have that kind of career arc where he was in the limelight and redefining pop music for what, 20 years? For decades he was taking pop music to new heights. I don't know if that's possible to do again."
Hoppus, with a discography going back almost 20 years and a slew of production credits under his belt, is, by all accounts, a veteran music industry insider, and Spinner asked him who, if anyone, he felt was on track to take the crown as the next King or Queen of pop. Despite his reputation for championing new artists, Hoppus was pragmatic. "I guess time will tell, but it's gonna be a long time before anybody comes close to accomplishing anywhere near what he did."