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Fuse Announces New Weekly Show "A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus"
The long-form original series is scheduled to premiere in September.

[via press release from Fuse]


Music Show Hosted by Blink 182's Frontman/Bassist Premieres In September

New York, NY (June 22, 2010) - Fuse, Madison Square Garden's national music television network, today announced "A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus," a long-form original series scheduled to premiere in September. Hosted by musician (Blink 182 and +44) and producer Mark Hoppus, this one-hour, innovative weekly show will cover everything in the world of music.

Every week, Hoppus and his co-host will offer a place for music fans to discover and indulge their passions through interviews with artists and celebrities and musical performances by mainstream and emerging bands. "A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus" will also feature music news, fun panel discussions and special reports from the show's correspondents, offering a humorous and entertaining spin on the music industry, including concert tours, festival and other music-related happenings. Additional information about the show, co-host and correspondents will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

"I am stoked to join the Fuse family and have a show where I can talk about a topic that I'm passionate about, music," said Hoppus. "More importantly, I'm excited to force millions of people to watch me on a weekly basis on national television."

Hoppus made his claim to fame as one third of the infamous trio that makes up multi-platinum selling punk band Blink 182. Today, aside from being the band's frontman and bassist, Hoppus has branched into the world of producing working with bands such as New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack and All Time Low to name a few. He also continues to work on his own music projects both alone and with his Blink 182 bandmates.

"Mark's talent and keen understanding of music will help make �A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus' unlike any other music show on television," said Sal LoCurto, senior vice president of programming and development, Fuse. "The show is a perfect vehicle for Mark's personality as it will be steeped in music, always entertaining, intimate and funny. �A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus' was developed to compliment the wide variety of music programming on Fuse - including live concerts, festival coverage and in-depth interview series with the biggest names in music."

For more information, please visit www.fuse.tv/adifferentspin.

About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks � all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives. MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv. Madison Square Garden and its divisions are committed to working with The Garden of Dreams Foundation to "make dreams come true for kids in crisis". Visit gardenofdreamsfoundation.org to learn more.

  [june 2010]  

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