Mark Hoppus recently survived a scary battle with cancer. After announcing that he had finally beat the disease in September, fans began to clamor for a reunion. Hoppus declared himself cancer-free after a course of chemotherapy to treat his stage-four lymphoma.

Now that he’s in remission, Hoppus has reunited with drummer Travis Barker to perform a series of Blink hits. The duo was joined by Kevin Gruft at Barker’s House of Horrors Halloween concert special. Barker spoke about the special performance with No Cap.

“The best news all year… That’s my brother. Mark doing this and us playing a few songs is just incredible, and I’ve been with him through this whole process and he’s just been so strong and resilient and tough, and I just told him ‘elbows up and fight, it’s time to fight’, and he did.”

The blistering set saw the two dive straight into the hits. “What’s My Age Again,” “The Rock Show,” and “Family Reunion” were among the hits. Hoppus first publicly played base for the first time since the diagnosis in a July Twitch stream. Now it appears he’s back to full-time punk rock.

Travis Barker’s House of Horrors was an all-star affair. In addition to the return Hoppus, Avril Lavigne and Machine Gun Kelly also appeared on the show. The performances were broadcast by No Cap as a pay-per view event.

Blink-182 broke out with their 1999 effort “Enema of the State.” The fun-loving punk rock outfit had a #1 album in the U.S. with 2001’s “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.” Their most recent release, Nine, dropped in 2019 and hit #3 on the American album charts.

What did you think of Mark and Travis’ Halloween performance? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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