Linkin Park have returned to America's Billboard Chart following the tragic suicide of their frontman Chester Bennington last week.
The band's frontman took his own life last Thursday (20.07.17) aged 41 and fans have paid tribute to the singer in many ways, including purchasing a number of the rockers' records which has seen them surge up the Billboard Chart.
Linkin Park's latest album, 'One More Light', appeared at number 17 after selling 23,000 copies, 18,000 of which were physical, and the band's debut album 'Hybrid Theory' re-entered the chart at 27 following 15,000 sales.
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Matt Skiba performing with Blink-182 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, Florida, United States - Saturday 6th August 2016
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus felt relieved when Tom DeLonge decided to quit the band in March last year although he was ''disappointed'' too.
The 44-year-old singer songwriter has admitted he was ''disappointed'' when his colleague of 23 years made the decision to leave the group last year, although he has revealed a weight was lifted because he had noticed Tom wasn't happy performing anymore.
Speaking about the departure to The Sun newspaper, he said: ''It was a relief when Tom decided he didn't want to be in the band.
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With new vocalist Matt Skiba, Blink 182 have finally topped the UK album chart.
Blink-182 have have topped the UK album chart this week, for their first time in their over 20 year career. California, the pop-punk- trio's seventh studio album, is now their biggest charting record in the UK to date, beating Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, which reached number four in 2001.
Blink-182 have topped the UK album chart for the first time.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company, the band said: “We’re so excited and thankful to be Number 1 in the UK. This is the first time we have ever got a Number 1, and we are super thankful to all of you for supporting us.”
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The American trio has replaced lead singer Tom DeLonge, and he spoke at length for the first time about it via his Facebook page.
More developments in the crisis currently surrounding Blink 182. After bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker made the announcement on Monday evening that lead singer Tom DeLonge had been ousted from the band, the erstwhile frontman gave his reaction, saying that he had “tried everything” but “hadn’t talked in months” with his bandmates.
In an open letter to Blink fans on his official Facebook page, in which elaborated on his initial statement that he “never quit the band”, DeLonge began: “The truth is always a good place. Let’s go there.”
Blink 182: DeLonge (R) has been ousted from the band
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It looks like Tom DeLonge has officially left Blink 182 and his departure doesn't appear to have been amicable.
It’s been a tough few days for Blink 182 fans, as Tom DeLonge’s status within the band has been at times confusing. But it appears the guitarist has indeed left the group and will be replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba at this year's Musicink festival in March.
Tom DeLonge is out of Blink-182
Mark Hoppus - Mark Hoppus and wife Skye Hoppus Los Angeles, California - The 27th Annual Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009 - Outfest Closing Night Gala Premiere of 'Dare' at The John Anson Sunday 19th July 2009