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Blink-182 invites self-isolated fans to participate in new ‘Happy Days’ video

/ 09:59 PM April 01, 2020


Blink-182 arrives for the 59th Grammy Awards pre-telecast on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Image: AFP/Mark Ralston

Rock band BLINK-182 took to social media to encourage fans to contribute to the new quarantine-themed video for “Happy Days” which appeared on their most recent and eighth studio album.

“Wanna be in the Happy Days music video?” they wrote on Twitter, along with a link to a Google Form offering more details on the collaborative project.


The submission form invites fans to submit videos of them “singing, cooking, excessive hand washing, attempting TikTok dances” to the “Nine” cut, with the band also offering lyrics and music to “Happy Days” for potential lip-syncing clips.


“Are you stuck at home? This is an unprecedented time that’s got everyone wishing for happy days, so we had an idea. Let’s make a music video to show how you’re spending your social distancing time,” Blink-182 add on the submission form.

Mark Hoppus and his bandmates are not the only musicians encouraging their fans to participate in their latest musical endeavors.

Earlier this March, Jon Bon Jovi called on fans to contribute to the second verse of his new and yet-unfinished song, “Do What You Can”.

“Tell me how you’re feeling, tell me if you’re hurting. Talk about that high school graduation that’s gonna be cancelled, talk about that prom you might just not have, talk about that baby coming that there’s nothing you can do about that, talk about the paycheck you’re losing, talk about being afraid; looking out your window and wondering what to make of all this. Just remember, we’re gonna get through it,” he said of the project.

In a similar effort to keep fans busy amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Armed offered them to contribute to a new piece of music, entitled “The Apocalypse Song”.

The Detroit hardcore punk collective provides fans with unfinished stems of the unreleased song, which they “never finished for whatever reason.”

“While you’re isolated, self-quarantined, social-distanced and basically trapped doing nothing but washing your hands in the sink of your own anxiety and terror, we invite you to take these stems and make your own The Armed Song. Help us finish this thing,” they wrote on their official website. JB


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