Blink-182 is now headlining the second weekend of Coachella after rapper Frank Ocean dropped out of the festival.

News of the lineup switch comes via Variety, which means the pop-punk band will close out the festival on Sunday, April 23. A rep for Ocean said, in part, “After suffering an injury to his leg on festival grounds in the week leading up to weekend 1. Frank Ocean was unable to perform the intended show but was still intent on performing, and in 72 hours, the show was reworked out of necessity. On doctor’s advice, [Ocean] is not able to perform weekend 2 due to two fractures and a sprain in his left leg.”

Ocean received mixed reviews on his performance from the first weekend of Coachella. Variety noted it ” … was solid if uneven musically but marred by major production issues.” This was due in large part to the original concept — which included an ice rink — being scrapped just hours before the set.

As for Blink, their surprise set on Friday, April 14 was met with great fanfare. Their 18-song set featured their new single, “Edging,” as well as some of the biggest hits. The April 14 performance from the power trio was the band’s first with DeLonge in nine years. Blink-182 first announced the return of DeLonge in October 2022.


28 Albums that Turn 20 in 2023

Some of the albums that turn 20 in 2023 still sound as fresh today as they did when they were first released.

The White Stripes introduced us to a “Seven Nation Army” on Elephant, while blink-182 gave us one of the most infectious hooks ever on their self-titled LP. The music world got its first look at Shinedown, and Jane’s Addiction returned with new music after a 13-year absence. Oh…and then Metallica released St. Anger, which continues to be a point of contention within the band’s fanbase to this day.

Here are 28 albums that turn 20 in 2023.

  • Blink-182 - ‘Blink-182’

    Released on November 18, 2003.

  • Evanescence - ‘Fallen’

    Released on March 4, 2003.

  • Radiohead - ‘Hail to the Thief’

    Released on June 9, 2003.

  • Linkin Park - ‘Meteora’

    Released on March 25, 2003.

  • The White Stripes - ‘Elephant’

    Released on April 1, 2003.

  • The Strokes - ‘Room on Fire’

    Released on October 28, 2003.

  • David Bowie - ‘Reality’

    Released on September 15, 2003.

  • Warren Zevon - ‘The Wind’

    Released on August 26, 2003.

  • Muse - ‘Absolution’

    Released on September 15, 2003.

  • Kings of Leon - ‘Youth & Young Manhood’

    Released on July 7, 2003.

  • The Black Keys - ‘Thickfreakness’

    Released on April 8, 2003.

  • Fleetwood Mac - ‘Say You Will’

    Released on April 15, 2003.

  • Fall Out Boy - ‘Take This to Your Grave’

    Released on May 6, 2003.

  • Deftones - ‘Deftones’

    Released on May 30, 2003.

  • Electric Six - ‘Fire’

    Released on May 20, 2003.

  • Led Zeppelin - ‘How the West Was Won’

    Released on May 27, 2003.

  • Shinedown - ‘Leave a Whisper’

    Released on May 27, 2003.

  • Metallica - ‘St. Anger’

    Released on June 5, 2003.

  • Dropkick Murphys - ‘Blackout’

    Released on June 10, 2003.

  • Liz Phair - ‘Liz Phair’

    Released on June 24, 2003.

  • Jane’s Addiction - ‘Strays’

    Released on July 22, 2003.

  • Three Days Grace - ‘Three Days Grace’

    Released on July 22, 2003.

  • Avenged Sevenfold - ‘Waking the Fallen’

    Released on August 26, 2003.

  • Iron Maiden - ‘Dance of Death’

    Released on September 2, 2003.

  • The Darkness - ‘Permission to Land’

    Released on July 7, 2003.

  • A Perfect Circle - ‘Thirteenth Step’

    Released on September 16, 2003.

  • Nickelback - ‘The Long Road’

    Released on September 23, 2003.

  • Kid Rock - ‘Kid Rock’

    Released on November 11, 2003.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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