|Blood For Blood|
Und noch mehr Neuigkeiten aus dem Hause Blink 182: Die Band hat ihre Show in der Londoner Brixton Academy abgesagt, da Mark Hoppus krank ist. Die Band dazu:
"Unfortunately Mark Hoppus was taken ill at the end of last night's show and has been diagnosed with bronchitis, laryngitis and sinusitis. This is the last thing the band want to do but on doctors advice today it has been highly advised that Mark cannot perform and the show can't go ahead. Regrettably a rescheduled date cannot not be arranged and customers are advised to contact their point of purchase for a refund."Die London-Show war die letzte der rund zweimonatigen Blink-Europa-Tour.
Ex-Misfits-Frontmann Michale Graves wurde wegen Marijuana-Besitz festgenommen, nachdem er offensichtlich versuchte, einen Grenzposten mit 6 Gramm zu durchqueren. Der Musiker befindet sich derzeit auf Tournee durch die USA und wird mindestens eine Show verpassen, wie sein Label mitgeteilt hat. Im Herbst soll Graves sein neues Studioalbum "War on Information" aufnehmen, das dann im Frühjahr 2013 erscheinen soll.
Blood For Blood haben sich zu den Vorwürfen geäußert, dass ihr Sänger Erick "Buddha" Medina ein 13-jähriges Mädchen vergewaltigt haben soll. Der Originalbericht ist bereits etwa einen Monat alt, doch erst jetzt hat die Band bekannt gegeben, Medina aus der Band geschmissen zu haben. Die Zukunft der Band sei unklar. Das gesamte (ausführliche) Statement der Band findet Ihr unter "weiterlesen".
"A month or so ago we were made aware of serious allegations against Erick "Buddha" Medina. Upon becoming aware of said allegations, we immediately cancelled our Boston and NYC shows, which were scheduled for the following weekend.
We have remained silent since, as the allegations shocked and devastated us personally. Also we did not wish to engage in any sensationalism (accusations, mudslinging, gossip, etc). We also hoped we might get a clearer picture of the situation. None of us were present at the time of the alleged incident, nor had we been made aware of it until nearly a month after the event in question transpired.
This band has seen its share of difficulties and personal crisis but this was a situation we were never prepared to deal with. And since we had no hand in creating this situation and can only react, we feel we have to be very clear.
Make no mistake, the nature of the alleged activity, true or false, is an affront to EVERYTHING this band is about. Some of the members of this band have been mistreated and abused as a children, personally. We would never, COULD never ignore, condone, or even associate with such behavior. At this time we are too emotionally drained to make plans for the band's future, but due to the nature of these allegations, we feel it is impossible to continue with anyone linked to such allegations, thus, whatever the future holds for Blood For Blood, it will not include Erick "Buddha" Medina. Our most sincere apologies to anyone effected by this situation.
Lastly, as mentioned before, we are unable to make concrete plans for the band's future. But for the time being we would like to remind everyone that Blood for Blood has ALWAYS been the story of "White Trash Rob," as told through HIS eyes and through HIS words. Since the allegations surfaced, the hardcore scene as a whole has seemed to understand that the rest of the band is entirely separate and blameless in this thing and we are grateful. However, we have seen and heard some comments from people expressing regret for supporting the band in the past or getting Blood For Blood's words or imagery tattooed on their bodies. Just to be clear, for the last 16 years Rob has written and produced ALL the words and music for Blood For Blood. And those words and music are as sincere and honest today as they were a month ago.
Once again, our most sincere apologies to anyone affected by all this.
Blood For Blood (Rob Lind, Ian McFarland, and Craig Silverman)"