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San Diego, United States (1992 – 2005, 2009 – present)

Blink-182 is an American band formed in Poway, a suburb of San Diego, California in 1992. The trio consists of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. The band is considered a key group in the development of pop punk music; their combination of pop melodies with fast-paced punk rock featured a more radio-friendly accessibility than prior bands. The group, with original drummer Scott Raynor, emerged from the Southern California punk scene of the early 1990s and first gained notoriety for high-energy live shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor.

DeLonge left the group in 2005, sending the band into what was termed an “indefinite hiatus.” Following the dissolution of the band, Hoppus formed +44 together with Barker, while DeLonge put together his own outfit, Angels & Airwaves. Following the death of long-time producer and friend Jerry Finn, and Barker’s near fatal plane crash, the trio reunited in 2009 and their sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, was released in 2011.

Early years (1992-1998)

In May 1993, Blink recorded their first demo tape, entitled “Flyswatter”, in drummer Scott Raynor’s bedroom. A 4-track was used to record the material. According to Hoppus, only around fifty copies of the demo were produced to give to their family and friends. Before the end of the year, the band released another two demos, one commonly known as Demo #2 while the other was entitled Buddha. Of this last record around 1,000 copies were produced by Filter Records, an independent record company headed by Hoppus’s boss.


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  • riberychen

    ...cause i'm still just a stupid worthless boy

    5 hours ago Reply
  • Farouchette

    "When you fucked grandpa" is probably the best song EVER.

    23 Jan 10:09pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    Also, if you have played a song a million times on stage before, it's not so strange that you actually start to change things up a little to keep it interesting. Tom certainly isn't the first to do so, many popular rock artists have done so in the past.

    23 Jan 2:17pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    @BeNgEE4: Tom was doing those guitar effects, that you call 'Angels and Airwaves crap', back in 1993 already. I don't know why people think he suddenly started doing that with Angels, he had been doing it for years with Blink before that and I think it's a huge and essential part of his unique guitar sound and songwriting style.

    23 Jan 2:12pm Reply
  • Capanos

    Wish it was 'Blink-182'. That small 'b' annoys me for some reason.

    19 Jan 12:55pm Reply
  • Crossxray

    New album pls!

    18 Jan 12:55pm Reply
  • DespicableGypsy

    tbh i like a person a lot less if they don't like blink-182.

    6 Jan 4:53pm Reply
  • TheFooLiSTeNeR

    What's My age again? Now?

    3 Jan 1:02pm Reply
  • inoe182

    I dont find it really annoying xD

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    Just me or does Tom change the phasing and notes of literally every single song he sings live. I find it really annoying wish he would just sing a little closer to the CD always adding in extras and singing in different tones... he adds all that new delay riddled angels and airwaves crap in as well. Just get the Fender back and play straight through the amp Tom, we don't need delay on a Blink 182 song.

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • msrebridges

    Happy holidays, you bastards.

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mugiwara95

    I had an amazing childhood!

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • inoe182

    and I hate, hate, hate your guts.. I hate, hate, hate your guts..

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Smash_41

    It's Christmas Eve and i've only wrapped two f***ing presents.

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ThomasSnus

    Needs more rap

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • BruceMcD2020

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    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mattmacneil

    Dude Ranch is a perfect album, with Cheshire Cat not far behind.

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Spirit-Chris

    this band changed my life

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Maaaandyone

    it get's me so DOWN down DOWN down

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • THEminority_

    I discovered them and listened to them the whole summer of two years ago (and still now) wishing i could go back to time to attend Big Day Out 2000, such a great concert! and i'm still waiting to see them live

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
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