Linkin Park Cancel Tour

Linkin Park have canceled their upcoming tour:

Tour promoter Live Nation said in a statement, “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled. Refunds avail at point of purchase. Our thoughts to all those affected.”

The upcoming shows with Blink-182 were also canceled:

blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing blinkin park without his incredible talent and voice. It just would not be possible. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, bandmates, friends and fans. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Mark and Skye Hoppus Hold Auction

Mark and Skye Hoppus have posted up a bunch of stuff from their home at auction site Everything but the House:

With their home undergoing renovation, the Hoppus family is selling pieces that will no longer fit with the new design, including the semicircular tufted sofa that was the heartbeat of their living space. “We custom designed the couch with Trip based off of old drawings and photos from Hollywood homes, and it was so fun!” Skye recalls. “We wanted a piece that would be a nod to the past but with a modern flair. It really made the room come alive.”

Matt Skiba Talks With Music Radar

Matt Skiba of Blink-182 talked with Music Radar:

I’m not doing something I haven’t ever done before; it’s just on a different scale and with different guys. I’m really lucky that lightning struck twice in my life. When all is said and done, it was a pretty easy transition. Yes, there were moments of total terror and panic, but that’s life. That’s just wanting to do a great job.


We had a group of songs that we still may or may not use, I don’t know. There’s way more material than just what is on the deluxe record; there’s a whole other record’s worth of material that I personally thought sounded too much like Alkaline Trio.

That’s how I write; it’s hard to change. It’s like you can’t just change your fingerprint. We discussed the record at length and made sure that we didn’t just really like it, we had to love it. You can’t put something out that is anything short of true love and true pride.

Mark and Matt Talks Next Blink-182 Album

NME sat down with Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba of Blink-182:

I think this album took Blink back to its roots and what it’s all about, and I think on the next record, we want to push that boundary again. We’ll keep the core of Blink 182 but we’ll get a little more experimental. Kind of like what we did on the untitled record, which we’re all really proud of. It still sounded like Blink and had that Blink feeling, but it was different and a little more thought out.

Music to my ears.


Travis Barker Appears on “The Doctors”

Travis Barker of Blink-182 appeared on the TV show “The Doctors” on Monday to talk about recovering from a deadly plane crash in 2008. Some clips from the show can be seen on Huffington Post:

“The doctors said, ‘You’re probably going to be on most of these drugs for the rest of your life because you went through such a horrific experience, and you’re dealing with bipolar disorder. You’ll probably never play drums again, you’ll never run again,’” he recalled on the program this week.

“Then the challenge was in my mind just to prove them wrong,” he said. “I had to wean myself off of every drug, start playing the drums immediately, run, and then I became even healthier than I ever was before the plane accident.”

Matt Skiba Talks with Ultimate Guitar

Matt Skiba talked with Ultimate Guitar about writing and recording with Blink-182:

I would bring a song into the studio, we’d work on it or I would send a very crude demo to Mark and Travis and then go in the next day and kind of learn it and everybody bring their own thing to it. We would track it at Travis’ studio.

We were doing this for several months. The songs were good. It was cool but it didn’t sound like Blink. The songs I was bringing in sounded like [Alkaline Trio].

Blink-182 – “Wildfire”

Blink-182 have debuted another track from their upcoming deluxe album. This one is called “Wildfire.”

I like it, but deep down I hope these songs get this style out of their system a little bit and they are willing to explore and try some new things on the next album. Something more moody, more vibe-y, more Alkaline Trio’s Crimson meets +44.