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Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) Discusses Writing With Mark Hoppus

Alex Garkarth of All Time Low has discussed in a new interview about his collaboration with Blink-182's Mark Hoppus from 2009, which never saw the light of day. Check out an excerpt from the feature below.

"Do you think the song will ever see the light of day?
It’s actually a funny story—I’ve mentioned it vaguely before. Before Blink fully reformed and confirmed they were getting back together, Mark was working on a project with a friend of mine, who now plays in the band Stars In Stereo, this guy Justin [Siegel]. They were a band for a minute—we took ’em on our small-venue tour that we did, it was their first and only tour as a band. They were this band called City (Comma) State. The first form of that band actually had Mark Hoppus in it, and it was a girl-fronted band—but Mark was a dual vocalist/bass player in the band. Justin played drums.

Out of the blue, I got a call from Mark, and he was like, “Yo, man”—and this was probably a year and a half, two years after the song was written. I got a call and Mark was just like, “Hey, been listening to the material we worked on. Would it be cool if the new project I’m working with used it?” So they actually tracked it as City (Comma) State, and it never saw the light of day. It’s a funny story you asked, “Was the song ever finished?” because the one time the song was finished by a band, it was not my band. It has this chick Joanna [Pacitti] and Mark singing on it, it’s pretty awesome."

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