Though not nominated, Blink-182 will help launch the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards festivities by performing live at the ceremony's lead-in show, "Opening Act," along with Smash Mouth.
Prior to the band's rehearsals for the pre-show, MTV News caught up with Blink-182 guitarist and vocalist Tom Delonge, who talked about sensual nature of the group's new single, "All the Small Things," and the boy-band mockery of its accompanying video.
"'All the Small Things' is a song I wrote about my girlfriend," Delonge explained to MTV News. "It's like a little romantic theme for all the guys out there that wish they had a girl, or have a girl and they need a song just to have sex to. It's a good sexual song."
"So, we made a video for it," he continued, "but because it's kind of a romantic song, we said, 'Why don't we spoof all the boy bands and dance and look stupid?" And that we do. We pull off looking stupid very well. We can do that without even trying." [RealVideo]
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