Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Shares Update On His Battle With Cancer: “Scans Indicate That The Chemo Is Working”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has shared a positive update regarding his battle with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He said the following:

“Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news. I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer. Just gotta keep fighting…”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals The Type Of Cancer He Is Battling

During a recent livestream on Twitch, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus further opened up about his battle with cancer. The musician also revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is the same type of cancer his mother previously beat.

Hoppus said the following:

“It’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m stage 4, which is, I think the highest that it goes.”

He also discussed an upcoming PET scan, which will reveal if his chemotherapy treatments are working:

“Ideally I go in tomorrow and they say, ‘Congratulations! Your chemotherapy has worked and you are all done and you’ll never have to think about this cancer again for the rest of your life.’ Even if the cancer’s totally gone from my whole body, they give me three more rounds of chemo just to make sure.”

Hoppus went on to describe the side effects that the chemotherapy has had on him:

“The first chemo, I felt like I was a zombie that fell onto an electric fence and was just being shocked… The second round of chemo, I just felt very weak and tired. Really just like the worst flu ever. The third round of chemo, I started retching. Nauseous and that whole thing.”

“Let me tell you something that is real, and it absolutely sucks — a side effect of the chemotherapy is you get something called ‘chemo brain.’ And for me, I forget things that I just should have on call like people’s names, song titles, anything.”

Despite his diagnosis, the musician says he is trying to remain positive:

“We’re beating this cancer. It’s just a matter of time.”

[via Loudwire]

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus: “I’m Determined To Kick Cancer’s Ass Directly In The Nuts”

As previously reported, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus recently revealed that he is currently battling cancer. Now, the musician has shared a new health update via Twitter:

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Diagnosed With Cancer

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has sadly been diagnosed with cancer. The musician issued the following statement:

“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this. I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.”

[via Loudwire]

Sleeping With Sirens And Blink-182 Members Guest On New Machine Gun Kelly Song “Love Race”

Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) and Travis Barker (Blink-182) are featured on Machine Gun Kelly’s new song “Love Race.” You can check out that track below:

Atreyu Premiere “Warrior” Music Video

Atreyu have premiered a new video for their song “Warrior.” This track features Blink-182’s Travis Barker and it will appear on the band’s new album “Baptize,” which is set to be released on June 4. The group commented:

“Sometimes life punches you in the face. The fist hurts — and the floor hurts worse. But getting back up feels incredible. ‘Warrior‘ is a song about the war within. There is a daily battle inside all of us, as well as the knowledge that we each have the power to not only get back up, but also have the fire we need to thrive and burn brighter than ever.”

Atreyu To Release New Album “Baptize” In June, Premiere New Songs “Warrior” And “Underrated”

Atreyu have announced that their new album “Baptize” will be released on June 4. With this news, the band have also premiered two new songs, “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker) and “Underrated.”

The group said the following about “Warrior”:

“‘Warrior’ is song about persistence and never giving up. We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior’ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.

When we wrote ‘Warrior,’ the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”

They also added the following about “Underrated”:

“We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.”

“Baptize” Track Listing:

01. “Strange Powers Of Prophecy”
02. “Baptize”
03. “Save Us”
04. “Underrated”
05. “Broken Again”
06. “Weed”
07. “Dead Weight”
08. “Catastrophe”
09. “Fucked Up”
10. “Sabotage Me”
11. “Untouchable” (feat. Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix)
12. “No Matter What”
13. “Oblivion” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
14. “Stay”
15. “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker)

Listen To New Trippie Redd Song “Geronimo” Featuring Deftones’ Chino Moreno And Blink-182’s Travis Barker

Trippie Redd recently teamed up with Blink-182’s Travis Barker for a new deluxe edition of “Pegasus” titled “NEON SHARK vs. Pegasus.” That effort is available now and one of the tracks on it, “GERONIMO,” features Deftones’ Chino Moreno. You can stream that below:

Fever 333 Premiere New Video For “Wrong Generation” Featuring Blink-182’s Travis Barker

Fever 333 have premiered a new video for “Wrong Generation.” This song features Blink-182’s Travis Barker and it serves as the title track of the band’s latest EP. Frontman Jason Aalon Butler commented:

“We were hoping to make a video that offered a similar energy and excitement to the live element of this Fever 333 project. I also wanted to give a nod to ‘Song 2‘ one of the coolest music videos ever made. Put these vibes together and we ended up with this.”

Escape The Fate Premiere Video For New Song “Not My Problem” Featuring Travis Barker (Blink-182)

Escape The Fate have premiered a new video for their new song “Not My Problem.” The track, which features Blink-182’s Travis Barker, is from the band’s new album “Chemical Warfare,” which will be released on April 16. The following was said about the song in a press release:

“‘Not My Problem’ is an ode to self-preservation. With lyrics about not taking on the problems of others, the track fits snugly within the positive tone of ‘Chemical Warfare’. The uplifting, encouraging themes of the album speak directly to the needs of the band’s young fanbase. The work with Barker went so well that he and guitarist (and co-producer) Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft are now working together on several high-profile projects.”