Blink 182 lend a helping hand to Japanese Disaster Victims
Never ones to shirk the responsibility of using their status for good Blink 182 have joined the plethora of musicians offering a helping hand to the Japanese disaster fund.
Led by Mark Hoppus the band has been auctioning off mementos and memorabilia to raise money for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami.
Amid such an air of uncertainty that still surrounds areas of Japan due to the problems still faced their it is nice to know guys like Mark can be counted on to help when they cane.
The original handwritten lyrics from their hit song the ‘Rock show’ are currently listed on eBay and have had bids up $20,000 and rising at the time this is going out and there are still 6 days remaining.
Other items include a shirt worn by Mark in the Dammit video (one of the few Blink 182 videos where they have clothes) and that’s now going for over $2,000 along with a promotional video of What’s My Age Again which is going for a similar amount.
The proceeds of these auctions are heading for the very honourable destination of the American Red Cross who is assisting in many ways in the now devastated country.
The lead singer of Blink 182 spoke about his shock and pain upon hearing of the massive earthquake, registering a massive 9 on the Richter scale, which has decimated coastal regions on the east coast of the island.
Talking from Twitter he said ‘So sad to see what’s happening in Japan. Gonna dig in the bins & find some old blink-182 items to auction for the Red Cross.
What would you be most interested in? Promo items? Posters? Books? Stickers? Original lyrics sheets? Guitars?
All Blink 182 fans duly obliged and the end result is the American Red Cross look to have a little more help on the way thanks to the guys from Blink 182