Good news for bassist and co-lead singer Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. He is officially cancer-free.
The artist shared the news on his Twitter and Instagram stating “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!! Thank You God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love. Still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?”
Well, Mark, you can get a million “W’s” from us because this sure is amazing news!
The musician first announced his cancer diagnosis on June 23 sharing “Hopeful and Positive for a cancer-free future while still going through the next few months of treatment.” Hoppus disclosed he underwent chemotherapy for three months prior to his first announcement.
Hoppus is scheduled to appear at bandmate Travis Barker’s House of Horrors later this month.
Travis Barker of Blink-182 will be hosting the ultimate Halloween event this year, complete with a powerhouse of guests.
Barker’s House of Horrors Halloween is an event hosted by blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. The event this year will be virtual. The online event will see guest appearances from Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne, Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus, Blackbear, Iann Dior, and Jxdn.
Allison Hagendorf and Danger Ehren from The Dingo will host the exclusive event which is broadcasting from a haunted private estate via the platform NoCap on October 28, 2021, at 10 PM E.T. / 7 P.M. PT.
In a release from Barker, he shared “This is the concert we all WISH we could go to.” NoCap is both a platform and promoter of premium live stream concerts and innovative experiences providing fans globally access to memorable performances.
The platform hopes to present live shows virtually by top talent in historic venues like The Roxy Theatre and other locations with incredible concert-quality sound and visuals. The company also offers premiere content, merchandise, VIP, and Meet-and-Greet upgrades.
NoCap worked with artists like Jimmy Buffet, Foo Fighters, G-Eazy, Kehlani, and more. Tickets for Barker’s House of Horror start at $25 and are on sale at the event site VIP tickets are $35 which allow fans to sign on 30 minutes early for performer arrivals, interviews, and get exclusive access to the afterparty.
Bad news for Post Malone fans, Posty Fest, will not take place this year.
Post Malone’s annual “Posty Fest” event is postponed until 2022. As a result, the annual event hosted in Texas is postponed. “Due to logistical issues impacting the production of the festival, Posty Fest is rescheduling to 2022,” shared the festival in a statement on their website.
In July 2021, the festival announced its return to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2021 event was to feature performances by Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga, and Roddy Ricch, with tickets on sale at the end of July.
Refunds were available to posty fest-goers “at the point of purchase.” A statement on the festival site continued, “We can’t wait to make 2022 our biggest year yet. Stay safe everyone, we’ll see you soon.” No word yet if talent from this year’s line-up will be part of 2022.
The 2021 event was scheduled for two full days of entertainment over Halloween weekend from October 30-31, entirely outdoors.
Limp Bizkit is back with new music for the first time in seven years. On September 29, 2021, the band released the bop “Dad Vibes” and if you’re a dad, this song is definitely for you.
The rap-rock anthem first heard during the band’s set at Lollapalooza in July is about fathers and the lyric video for the song does not disappoint. We see singer Fred Durst rock his new signature hipster dad look.
“Check out your dad with the swag on the floor/momma gonna brag when I walk in the door/Y’all ain’t ever seen a guerrilla in the mist/Walk the line so fine with a blindfold,” Durst raps.
Throughout the song, you hear the groups signature sound of beats and guitar which takes me back to the days of “Nookie” and “Break Stuff”
Limp Bizkit’s last album released was Gold Cobra in 2011 with the group recently performing in 2021 at Lollapalooza in July.
Their upcoming album “Stampede of the Disco Elephants” does not have a release date yet, however, the group recently said in an Instagram Story they will release new songs in rapid succession before the release of the new album.
For now, you can stream “Dad Vibes” on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music and let me know your thought on their latest release by hitting me up on Instagram and Twitter @MikeStarkCA.