Mark Hoppus is a man of many talents. Aside from carving out a legacy as one of pop-punk's forefathers he is also pretty handy behind the production desk. Here are some albums that have his fingerprints all over them.
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK - 'MY DINOSAUR LIFE'
After working with the band on their '05 classic 'Commit This To Memory', Hoppus returned to assist on MCS's fun and lively fourth album. The result was a collection of punchy and wholly intelligent pop-punk tunes. A true match made in heaven.
NEW FOUND GLORY - 'NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT'
When Mark got his hands on New Found Glory back in 2009 no-one thought that the outcome would be the band's heaviest record of their career. yet that's exactly what we got. What a wonderful time.
PAWS - 'NO GRACE'
The latest work that Hoppus has to his name, as far as we know. Hailing from Glasgow, the band recruited Mark to add a different layer to their jubilent rock style. The outcome is a record filled to the brim with thrashy punk-rock made for screaming along to on late nights with your best mates.
KOOPA - 'LIES SELL STORIES'
Released on Yoshimoto Records, Koopa were the first ever unsigned UK band to deliver a Top 40 single with this debut full length. They looked to expand their empire in the most brilliant way possible, and who better to get involved than pop-punk royalty.
IDIOT PILOT - 'WOLVES'
Working alongside Legendary producer Ross Robinson and featuring Travis Barker playing drums on 'Elephant', Mark was part of a star studded team for the production of this brilliant slice of post-hardcore.
RORY - 'WE'RE UP TO KNOW GOOD, WE'RE UP TO NO GOOD'
With titles such as '"Tonight I Just Don't Care, I'm Having A Candy Dinner"' and '"Everybody Stabbed Me and It Didn't Even Hurt"', this was always going to be a brilliantly fun release. Emotional, clinky and exhilariting in its own unique way, this was quite a departure from what Mark was used to.
SOCRATIC - 'SPREAD THE RUMOURS'
One of the last albums to be released on Drive-Thru Records in 2008, Hoppus leant this expertise to this highly underrated pop-rock wonder.
CITY (COMMA) STATE - 'THE FIRST LAST EP'
Now here's an interesting one. Hoppus not only produced this EP but also brought the band together and helped write some of the songs alongside All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth. Short lived but never forgotten.
SOMETHING FOR ROCKETS - 'ONE TRACK MIND'
Sad melancholic power pop you say? Something For Rockets was a band very well suited to the style of music that Mark was making in the mid to late 00's. Wipe away those tears.