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- Posted on Jun 25th 2010 12:00PM by Adam Horne
"I'm really excited to stumble my way through this whole process," Hoppus joked to reporters at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. While he admits the show is still in its infant stages, the Blink bassist shared some key details of what's to come. Interestingly, 'A Different Spin' will not have a studio audience, as Hoppus prefers to keep it "more like friends and family" to maintain a laid-back vibe. The show's creators are also searching diligently for a funny, intelligent co-host.
Most importantly, the show will give Hoppus a new platform to showcase his favorite up-and-coming bands, which he has done for years on his 'HiMyNameIsMark' podcast and blog. With the new Fuse show, Hoppus is excited about the opportunity to get the word out on new music from all genres. "The interesting thing about music right now, which is different from when I was growing up is, when I was growing up you listened to one type of music," he explained. "The cool people now listen to a broad variety of music ... We don't want to do just one style of music, we want to do a bunch of different styles that are exciting to us."
So what kinds of bands can fans expect to see covered on the new show? "This week I'm really excited about the National. They're really rad," Hoppus said. "Local Natives, the new LCD Soundsystem I think is really exciting." While casually dropping indie rock names, he made sure to note that his musical interests are not limited to rock. "I just got the new Eminem the other day. It's phenomenal." Like most music lovers, Hoppus always keeps his eyes -- and ears -- open for exciting new bands. "I find new music the same way everybody else does," he told Spinner. "Most of the time it's a friend. I read a lot of music magazines as well, and if something sounds interesting in a magazine, I'll check it out."
The announcement of the new show has many fans wondering how Hoppus will manage to fulfill his commitments to the newly reunited Blink-182. The band had previously announced that a European tour and new album were in the works, and Hoppus wants fans to know that the pop-punk trio is still moving forward. "I'm definitely gonna be crazy busy and I might lose my mind a little bit but I'm looking forward to that because it seems like it'll be fun," he told Spinner. When asked how he planned to make time for family life amidst his many projects, Hoppus responded with good humor. "Well family comes last, after the show and the band," he quipped. "No, I'm very fortunate that both of these jobs ... allow me to bring my family with me and have great experiences around the world."
'A Different Spin With Mark Hoppus' will premiere in September on Fuse, with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.