Linkin Park, Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Perform 'Numb' for Charity [WATCH]
On Monday night (Nov. 16) during their set at the Music For Relief benefit show at L.A. River Studios in California, Linkin Park invited a few special guests on stage to perform with them, one of which was Blink-182's Mark Hoppus who assisted the band on their popular track "Numb."
During the performance of "Numb," which appears on the band's 2003 album Meteora, frontman Chester Bennington took the vocal reigns while Hoppus rocked his usual bass guitar and contributed some backing vocals. An Instagram clip was posted by Hoppus' wife, Skye Hoppus, shortly after the event.
A video posted by Skye Hoppus (@skyehoppus) on Nov 15, 2015 at 10:41am PST
The band had conceptualized the Music For Relief organization in 2005 after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. According to the fund's official website, since its inception, "Music for Relief has raised over $7 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including Hurricane Katrina, China's Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan in 2010, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines."
Bennington recently announced that he was leaving Stone Temple Pilots, for whom he was filling in as lead singer for the past few years in place of Scott Weiland, to focus solely on Linkin Park. This could very well mean that the band may soon jump start efforts to release a brand new album or head out on a major tour.
Blink-182, who recently parted ways with founding member Tom DeLonge (who was replaced by Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba), is currently in the studio recording new songs. Drummer Travis Barker recently revealed that the newly-formed trio had 5 songs recorded, including a track titled "Punk Rock Cliché."