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Travis Barker files lawsuit after nerve damage left him unable to tour with Blink-182

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker has filed two lawsuits after a car crash and a botched medical procedure prevented him from working. The drummer, 42, was involved in a car accident in July, when his black Mercedes collided with a school bus that did not have any children in it at the time. Barker, who was not at fault in the...

Watch Weezer cover Blink 182’s ‘All The Small Things’

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Weezer covered Blink 182’s ‘All The Small Things’ during their headline set at Chicago’s Riot Fest on Friday (14 September). The Los Angeles band stepped in to headline after Blink 182 were forced to cancel their fall tour due to drummer Travis Barker’s health issues. You can watch footage of the cover below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC-x8HhiBtw Rivers Cuomo addressed the crowd before the song, reportedly...

Blink-182 cancel upcoming tour dates due to Travis Barker’s ongoing medical issues

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Blink-182 have cancelled their upcoming tour dates due to drummer Travis Barker's ongoing medical issues. The band were previously forced to postpone their Las Vegas residency earlier this year after the drummer was diagnosed with blood clots in his arms. In a statement posted to Twitter, the group confirmed they had to cancel their "fall mini tour", which was...

Mark, My Words: My new rules for approaching pop stars in the wild

You are Ezra Furman. You are sat on a box of stage gear with your entire band in a car park outside a small US festival which has entirely forgotten to arrange transport for you back to your hotel after what can best be described as a ‘technically challenged’ weekend of trying to play through a PA that sounded...

Blink-182’s Travis Barker involved in bad collision with school bus

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Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has been involved in a car accident, colliding with a school bus while his son was in the car. As reported by TMZ, Barker was driving in Calabasas, California on Friday (July 13) when he collided with a school bus. There were thankfully no children reported on the bus at the time. Barker's 14-year old son was...

Blink-182’s Travis Barker shares video update as he recovers from blood clot

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Blink-182's Travis Barker has shared a video update on his health as he recovers from blood clots. The punk band were forced to postpone a number of their shows in their Las Vegas residency after doctors ordered him to "refrain from any activity that may cause further damage or cause the clots to travel." Now Barker has shared a video...

Footage surfaces of the first ever show Travis Barker played with Blink-182

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Footage has surfaced online of an early Blink-182 show where long-time drummer Travis Barker made his debut performance. Prior to Barker, Blink toured and performed with drummer Scott Raynor and released their first two albums 'Chesire Cat' and 'Dude Ranch'. However, in 1998, Barker joined the pop-punk trio for good. The footage is filmed in classic 90s quality but marks an...

Blink-182 are getting their own Funko Pop dolls – but with a major detail missing

Funko have announced that they'll soon be selling their iconic Pop dolls of Blink-182 - but only of bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker. The series of highly-collectable vinyl doll figurines depicting pop-culture icons with cartoon features and enlarged heads will be releasing models of Blink from September - however many fans have noted that the collection lacks one...

Blink-182 release ska version of 2016 track to celebrate Blink-182 Day

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Blink-182 have released a ska version of a 2016 track to celebrate Blink-182 day. Fans of the Californian punk trio celebrate the band on the 182nd day of the year, which, in 2018, fell on July 1. The band have marked the latest Blink-182 day with a ska reworking of 'Can't Get You More Pregnant', which featured on their last...

Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus once advised the US military of an ingenious plan he had to capture Saddam Hussein

Blink 182's Marrk Hoppus has shared details of a rather novel plan he once hatched to capture Saddam Hussein. The bassist and singer of the punk veterans took to social media to reveal that he once advised a Navy Admiral on the most effective way to capture the then President Iraq and remove him from power. One follower asked Hoppus to...