Punk Band Helps Complete Habitat Project


HARRISBURG, PA (AP) — The trio blink-182 went from punk rock to house painting when they helped complete a Habitat for Humanity project.

While drummer Travis Barker sat in a folding chair eating a burrito — he's on crutches and wearing a cast after foot surgery — guitarist Tom DeLonge and bassist Mark Hoppus applied white paint to the home on 13th Street in Harrisburg.

"I usually paint unicorns and leprechauns," DeLonge joked in Thursday's editions of The Patriot-News. "That's not needed here, but it's always an option."

The band's volunteer work Wednesday was part of Raise The Roof, a partnership between Clear Channel Entertainment and Habitat for Humanity, which provides homes for people in need using volunteers. The band, which spent about 40 minutes at the Habitat site, played a show at the Star Pavilion in nearby Hershey on Wednesday night.

"This program is awesome, really cool," Hoppus said. "We're stoked to be a part of it."