Mark Hoppus Gets His Own Talk Show; Blink-182 Confirm New Album Plans

Mark Hoppus Gets His Own Talk Show; Blink-182 Confirm New Album Plans
Letterman and Leno, watch yours backs, because there's a new host about to arrive on the talk show circuit: Blink-182's Mark Hoppus.

Spin reports that Hoppus, who was once famous for singing adolescent mall punk anthems like "What's My Age Again?" and "All the Small Things," will be teaming up with Fuse TV on a new show called A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus. Starting in September, the hour-long variety show will air weekly, and will cover a range of music-related content.

On his blog, Hoppus wrote, "I get a microphone, a set, a co-host, a TV crew, and the mandate to set out and bring you all kinds of musical awesomes. There will be in-studio interviews, live performances, backstage footage, etc. The amazing thing about this show is that there truly are no rules." It all sounds very similar to Blink-182's 2001 video "The Rock Show" (see below).

This isn't the first time that Hoppus has branched out in his career. He has a column over at Spin.com called Hopp on Pop where he picks his favourite up-and-coming bands.

In some related news, following last year's successful reunion tour, Blink-182 have talked about recording a new album. On his blog, Hoppus revealed that the group will spend the fall "in the studio recording the new Blink-182 album. Until it is finished. I cannot be more clear on this: new Blink-182 music is on the way."