Mark Hoppus has contributed the track “Not Every Dog Goes To Heaven” which was inspired by the classic film, National Lampoon’s Vacation, to the charity album, Dog Songs. The project was the brainchild of Allie Goertz and Casey Boyd to raise money for ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) specifically to help dogs who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Mark explains how his involvement came about, “I became friends with Allie Goertz on twitter a while ago and she reached out about writing a song dedicated to a dog from a movie or TV show, to benefit the ASPCA via a compilation album. As a dog lover, I was honored to be asked. I wanted to write an anti-tribute to Dinky, the total bummer of a dog from Vacation, one of my favorite films of all time. Last week I went into the studio with John Feldmann and we bashed out the guitars, bass, and vocals in a morning. Travis came in that afternoon and absolutely destroyed the drums. It was all finished in a matter of 3-4 hours. In a matter of days it went from an idea in the back of my head to a song on an album out in the world. It’s a fun, energetic track that I’m proud to have included on the album, and it’s for a great cause.”
If posting about the album online, please use the hashtag #DogConceptAlbum to help promote awareness for this worthwhile cause.
Mark is a founding member of blink-182, who started their career in a garage in San Diego over 25 years ago. They have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and their latest album “California” topped the US and UK chart and earned them a Grammy nomination.