They say a picture is worth a thousand words — which means a video must be worth a million.
Or at least that's the case when it's a video featuring the reunited [artist id="783"]Blink-182[/artist]. Because on Thursday, somewhere in Los Angeles, the trio shot a video ... for something. And when bassist/singer Mark Hoppus posted some photos from the set of the clip — the first pictures of the pop-punk superstars actually playing music together since their Grammy-night reunion back in February — well, the comments started rolling in.
Seems fans were ecstatic just to see the guys playing together — even if no one seemed to know what they were playing. And so were we. But we wanted to know more about the mysterious shoot (we are a news organization, after all), so we reached out to Blink-182's label, Interscope, which gave us a big "no comment" on the matter.
But, luckily, Hoppus was a little more forthcoming. He sent us an e-mail about the video shoot, and while he wasn't exactly spilling the beans, he did manage to make the whole thing seem way more interesting. And mysterious.
"It's definitely not what it seems to be. It's not really a music video shoot, and it's not really a movie shoot," he wrote. "It's something that no other band has done, and the technology behind it is ridiculous. I don't even know how to explain it."
Judging by the photos he posted on his blog, it looks like there's going to be plenty of green screen involved too. But according to Hoppus, that's just another part of the mystery.
"I can tell you this ... when everything is finished, you won't be seeing a big green wall behind us," he wrote. "It'll be a different shade of green, more of a forest-y green. But they have to do that digitally, as we couldn't find forest-green paint."