Blink-182 then announced their reformation in 2009.

However, Hoppus states that he does not consider the 44 project to be "done".

While there, he faced teasing over wearing eyeliner to school.

So my dad and I went down to the local music shop in Annandale, Virginia, and he bought me a Mako bass. I went and saw Sonic Youth at the Hollywood Palladium in, like, 1990. My friend talked our way backstage, and after the show we got to meet the band and got a poster signed by them. I saw Neil Diamond at the Great Western Forum in L.

Mark Allan Hoppus (born March 15, 1972) is an American rock musician.

Hoppus 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.

Bassist Hoppus, 31, who is the proud father of a one-year-old daughter, Eva, is stoked about how far the group has come.

"The biggest dreams we ever had when we started was to play a show at Soma in San Diego, which holds about 1,200 people," he says. A lot of the stuff that Sting is playing on bass is really complicated, and that he can sing over it is pretty impressive.

He became interested in skateboarding and punk rock in junior high, and received a bass guitar from his father at the age of fifteen.

He played in various bands until his sister, Anne, introduced him to Tom De Longe, who she had met while attending Rancho Bernardo High School.

Hoppus and Delonge then formed Blink-182, which became one of the most popular bands of the 2000s.

Blink-182 disbanded in 2005, leading Hoppus to form the band 44 with fellow Blink-182 member Travis Barker.

Hoppus lived in Fairfax, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.