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Blink 182

From Poway, California
Year Formed 1992
Members Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker
Genre Punk / Rock / Pop
Blink 182

Blink 182

Blink 182

Blink 182


Band Bio

In August 1992, Tom DeLonge was introduced to Mark Hoppus through Mark's sister, Anne Hoppus. After hours of garage jamming the duo decided they needed a drummer and DeLonge recruited friend Scott Raynor.The three began playing together and called themselves Duck Tape, until DeLonge thought of the name Blink.


In May 1993, the band recorded their first demo called Flyswatter. Then they released another demo, Demo #2. This grabbed the attention of Cargo Music, who signed the band. Next came their debut studio album Cheshire Cat. Soon after the band had to change their name to avoid a legal dispute - an Irish pop act had the same name. Blink then became Blink 182.


The band then went on to record their second album titled Dude Ranch with label MCA in 1998. The record did well, selling 1.5 million copies worldwide. Midway through a U.S. tour in 1998, drummer Scott Raynor was ejected from the band. This paved the way for Travis Barker to join, who filled in for Scott after his departure. After being asked to join, Barker accepted and left his current band at the time, The Aquabats.


In 1999 the band completed the album Enema of the State which included the he hit singles What's My Age Again?, All the Small Things and Adam's Song. The disc was highly succesfull selling 15 million copies worldwide.


The band went on to release their next album titled Take Off Your Pants and Jacket in 2001. It sold 350,000 copies in its first week and went on to become Blink 182 2nd most sold album. On November the 18th, 2003 the band released their self titled fifth studio album, which spawned the hit singles Feeling This, I Miss You, Down and Always. After the release the band went on the famous DollaBill tour, named due to the ticket cost being $1 each. They played 10 club shows throughout the US and 1 in Canada.


In 2005 tensions between the band members erupted, ending Blink 182 and leading to the formation of two different bands - DeLonge created Angels and Airwaves and Mark and Travis started 44.


On February 8, 2009, at the 51st Grammy Awards ceremony all three members of the band appeared onstage for the first time since December 2004. Blink 182 had returned.

Why in 100 Best?

Blink 182 brought punk pop into the limelight, with massive album sales and huge sell out concerts, blink 182 deserve to be in the 100best, if not at the top.

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