Blink 182's Mark Hoppus Oakland Tragedy Exposes Danger of Underground Music Scene

12/4/2016 8:40 AM PST

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus Says Oakland Fire Exposes Danger in Underground Music Scene

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The Oakland rave fire hit close to home for Blink 182 singer Mark Hoppus, who says he and his band are probably lucky they didn't suffer a similar tragedy.

Mark was at the Grove in L.A. Saturday night when we asked about his experience coming up in the underground music scene. He's played gigs in makeshift venues like the art commune in Oakland -- and admits fire safety just isn't top priority when you're an up and coming act.

Hindsight is 20/20, but after this tragedy ... Mark says the industry has to be better about policing itself.