Tom DeLonge, a former Blink-182 bandmate, sent a letter of solidarity shortly after Mark Hoppus confirmed his cancer diagnosis. Now, the two have reunited for a talk on Hoppus’ Apple Music 1 show After School Radio. During their conversation, DeLonge mentioned how he approached M. Night Shyamalan about directing a Blink-182 video, which the filmmaker seemed to be interested in.
According to Billboard, DeLonge said:
“Within half an hour, we’re all sitting together and he’s coming up with ideas for a Blink video, and I mean, he did come up with a whole treatment and everything. It was going to cost, whatever it was, $20 million, but I mean, just on your gumption or I don’t know, no f*cks to give, just walk up to somebody and say, ‘Hey, I want you to direct a Blink video.’ I think when he found out what music video budgets really were, he was like, ‘This is so beneath me.’ No, he didn’t say that, but of course, he was like, ‘I’m not going to do this, this is a nightmare.’”
They also talked about how phallic humor brought them together. “We appreciate d*ck jokes in a way that no one else does,” DeLonge remarked, laughing. That’s all there is to it; there’s nothing else. In my opinion, it’s that.” Hoppus was added to the mix. “I believe so, since I believe the first time we met, it was d*ck jokes from the start in your garage.”