Lil Wayne Cuts Set Short, May Be Leaving Blink-182 Tour

According to multiple reports on Twitter, Lil Wayne cut his set short tonight after only a few songs, said the crowd wasn’t for him, and apparently he may be leaving the tour with Blink-182.

I’ll update this post with more information as it comes in.

Update: A video of Lil Wayne’s speech has been uploaded online. No word official announcement has been made from either Blink-182 or Lil Wayne’s camp so far.

Update #2: Lil Wayne has announced on Twitter that he will not be leaving the tour, writing, “Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour! I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182.”

Blink-182 Talk With Forbes

Blink-182 talked with Forbes:

“Adam’s Song” still resonates a lot with me. I still struggle with dark times and that song is a statement about that. Going back and replaying all these songs and relearning these songs I still feel like they’re a statement as relevant today as it was back then. I feel like Enema Of The State was really when Blink found its legs and found our sound with the addition of Travis. Jerry Finn being our producer really helped us focus and try and write great songs instead of just trying to write fast songs. And it felt like everybody was really firing. I look back to the rehearsal spot in San Diego we wrote this record in and everybody came in every single day with just throwing ideas out, “What about this? What about this?” And it was everybody’s best work at the same time. So I love it.

Mark Hoppus Auctions Off Bass

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 is auctioning off a bass for charity. He will also be launching a Reverb shop on July 8th.

Proceeds from the auction, which ends on July 8, will benefit The Trevor Project — the leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Mark will also donate an additional $5,000 on top of the winning bid.

I want one.

Blink-182 Announce Secret Show

Blink-182 were on KROQ this morning. They announced they’ll be playing a secret show on June 20th somewhere in California, but no tickets will be available for purchase, you can only win them via the radio station. Their new album is “really close” to being done, they’ve been tweaking things and writing new songs they like that they want to add recently, but it’ll be out within “couple of” months and they’ll be continuing to “release things” (I’m assuming other/more music) even after the album is out.

Mark’s the best at Mario Kart, Travis doesn’t like video games that much, and Matt is hanging upside in a coffin somewhere.

Tom DeLonge Talks With Rolling Stone

Tom DeLonge sat down with Rolling Stone for a new interview:

I think Angels and Airwaves has always been a little bit ahead of its time. For a kid that grew up on a band like the Ramones like me, these are complex sounds and compositions. I remember that a lot of my fan base wasn’t totally ready for it, because they were still mourning over the fact that I wasn’t playing with Blink at the time. But I tend to realize that everything I’ve done in my life is about five years ahead of its time. It would make a lot of sense that people would revisit what I was doing now and say, “Oh, I kind of get it.” That tends to be the curve that I’m on with everything I do.