“For the previous three months I have been present process chemotherapy for most cancers,” posted 49 year-old Blink 182 frontman Mark Hoppus on-line on Wednesday, June 23.
“It sucks and I am scared, and on the identical time I am blessed with unimaginable medical doctors and household and mates to get me by way of this…I nonetheless have months of therapy forward of me however I am making an attempt to stay hopeful and constructive.”
Blink-182 was initially fashioned in Poway circa 1992 by singer-bassist Hoppus with Tom DeLonge (vocals and guitar) and Scott Raynor (drums). Initially, the band’s official identify was “Blink.” Nevertheless, the numerical three-digit suffix was appended early of their profession following an objection from an Irish band with the identical identify. Travis Barker changed Raynor on drums in 1998, halfway by way of a U.S. tour.
The lineup had shifted once more once they performed Soma on March 20, 2015, with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba taking up for Tom Delonge for a present in San Diego and two days later on the Musink Tattoo & Music Competition in Costa Mesa.
The band invited followers quarantined at residence to contribute footage shot through the pandemic shutdown for his or her “Completely happy Days” video, which debuted on-line in April 2020 and featured folks washing arms, carrying masks, and doing all of the issues which have turn into the brand new regular. The trio launched a brand new single in August 2020 known as “Quarantine.”
In early 2021, Travis Barker informed the Rock This podcast that the following Blink album is “60 % achieved…there’s like a music with Grimes proper now that is actually, actually cool that I like. There is a music with Uzi that is actually, actually cool that we did with Pharrell. I imply, it isn’t like Blink’s making a rap music or something. It is like bringing Uzi over to our world. So it is extra of a punk sort of like reggae feeling music.”
“I do not suppose Blink will ever be something however a pop-punk band. I imply, that is who we’re.”