Blink-182, also known to everyone else as Blink-182 or blink-182 if you want to be exact, is a three-piece pop-punk band from Poway, California. The band was formed in 1992 by Tom DeLonge (vocals/guitar), Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass) and Scott Raynor (drums). Raynor left the band in 1998, to be replaced by the semi-legendary Travis Barker (the guy with the tattoos who survived that plane crash). DeLonge left the group early in 2005, putting the band on hiatus until 2009, when they got back together "for real", according to them (due to Travis surviving said plane crash). They celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2012, released their latest EP, Dogs Eating Dogs in December of that year, and are set to work on a new album in 2013. Their current sound
is a mixture of the traditional blink sound and various elements of the groups they formed during their hiatus.
Recently Tom DeLonge was "confirmed" by his bandmates that he has left the group again, citing reasons to focus on other projects
. The confirmation and the aftermath of it was..messy
Blink-182 are also known for their gross-out sense of humour, which they use for stage banter, and occasionally gets used for songs.
Blink-182 provide examples of:
- +44 (Mark Hoppus)
- Angels & Airwaves (Tom De Longe)
- The Aquabats! (Travis Barker)
- Box Car Racer (De Longe and Barker)
- Psychowhite (Barker)
- Transplants (Barker)