Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has broken his ankle, Alternative Nation has learned. Barker said, “Unfortunately not April Fools joke. I’ll still be playing every show booked and this will be merely a bump in the road for the next couple months.” You can view hospital videos below.
Mark Hoppus discussed the Fyre Festival in a new NME interview.
“It was pretty shocking,” Hoppus told NME of his first viewing of the Netflix Fyre Festival documentary. “It was shocking but not entirely surprising. We had indications kind of early on that there were problems. Our production crew was having problems getting even the most basic of answers as to staging, power and things that you would normally have well in advance of the show. That being said, us and our crew have always prided ourselves on being able to put on a good show.
“If you give us electricity and a stage then we will do our best to put on a great show. We continued in good faith, the show got closer and closer. Travis [Barker, drums] doesn’t fly so he was going to have to get on a boat for several days to get there then our production crew just said, ‘I don’t think that this is going to happen, I think we should pull out now’. That’s when we issued our statement.”