Fall Out Boy:
“Our band would like to reach out and put those who were a part of this tragedy and their families in our prayers, and as well our continued support for the recovery of those who survived,” the statement reads. “It’s times like these that we are reminded — in the worst possible way — to honor life. Chris [Baker] was a rad guy. He always had a way to get us to smile on tour, no matter what situation we were in, and he was truly beloved.
“In the next few days, more information will emerge and we will more fully understand the extent of this terrible tragedy,” the statement continues. “In the meantime, we want to encourage anyone reading this to simply tell the people you love how you feel.”
Philadelphia rapper Beanie Siegel, who recently collaborated with Barker on a few songs, told MTV News that he learned of the crash from his manager.
“I was just with Travis and the whole squad in Vegas,” he said. “Man, that [news of the tragedy] took me like, ‘Wow.’ It’s just a blessing he survived. It got me thinking, like, ‘Is it all worth it?’ This lifestyle and all the traveling we do.
“It was cool working with [Barker],” Sig added. “We didn’t sit in the studio together, but I laid [down] my vocals and sent it to him. He called back and said he loved the record. He said he wanted to do the music over and make the record we did have an even bigger sound.”
No word on if Blink 182 has released a statement yet.