Blink-182 (often stylized as blink-182; pronounced "blink one eighty two") is an American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992. Since 2015, the lineup of the band has consisted of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. Founded by guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, Hoppus and drummer Scott Raynor, the band 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. Blink-182 was initially known as Blink until an Irish band of the same name threatened legal action; in response, the band appended the meaningless number "-182".

In its early years, Blink-182 toured heavily behind the band's debut, Cheshire Cat (1995). The group signed with major label MCA Records to co-distribute its second album, Dude Ranch (1997). Raynor was fired midway through a 1998 tour and replaced by Barker. The group's next two releases, Enema of the State (1999) and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), were enormous successes on the strength of radio and MTV airplay. The eponymously titled Blink-182 followed in 2003 and marked a stylistic shift for the group. DeLonge quit in 2005, sending the band into what was termed an "indefinite hiatus". They reunited in 2009, producing the trio's sixth album, Neighborhoods (2011). In 2015, DeLonge again exited and was replaced by Alkaline Trio guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. The band's seventh studio album, California, was released on July 1, 2016.

Blink-182 is considered a key group in the development of pop punk; the band's combination of pop melodies with fast-paced punk rock featured a more radio-friendly accessibility than prior bands. The trio has sold over thirteen million albums in the United States,[2] and over 50 million albums worldwide.[3] In 2011, The New York Times asserted, "no punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182," and even as the band receded after its 2005 split, "its sound and style could be heard in the muscular pop punk of Fall Out Boy or in the current wave of high-gloss Warped Tour punk bands, like All Time Low and The Maine."[4]



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"Home Is Such a Lonely Place" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182 for the group's seventh studio album, California (2016).
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Tom DeLonge just hinted there have been talks about a Blink-182 reunion
  –  December 11, 2017
While no movement had been made yet in regards to a Blink-182 reunion, Tom had promised us new music from side project Angels & Airwaves, and even hinted that a collaboration with Australia’s Amy Shark could be on the way. Needless to say, it’s not ...
Former Blink 182 singer Tom Delonge is crowd-funding his own spaceship
  –  December 3, 2017
This is the belief of former Blink 182 guitarist and singer Tom Delonge who walked away ... While it might seem like a strange move to leave behind a successful music career, Delonge said he saw no other option after being vetted by the US government.
Blink-182 Plays Unplugged in Living Room For Steve Aoki's 40th Bday
  –  November 29, 2017
Blink-182 and Steve Aoki are both known for playing loud music to packed crowds, so seeing the band unplug for Aoki in a living room with only about 100 others is quite the sight. Aoki turns 40 Thursday, so Blink serenaded him with a couple songs.
Peoples Bank Theatre offers shows
  –  December 12, 2017
Don’t Blink and Masters of Illusion ... the friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. * Blood Sweat and Tears, another classic rock group, will perform at 8 p.m. June 8 at Peoples ...
Students for now, musicians for life
  –  November 27, 2017
In high school, he picked up guitar and played in a punk-rock group ... his love of music grew side by side with his friendships. In eighth grade, he returned to the talent show with his friends and performed two Blink-182 songs to an excited crowd.
Don't Call Me Honey: In 2017, Women Confronted The Deep Roots Of Rock's Boys Club
  –  December 12, 2017
Artists like Blink-182 and ... Indie and pop-punk or emo may seem like separate spheres, but they're more like different life phases. Indie is what many Warped Tour kids graduate into if they continue to be passionate about music after their mall days ...
The 10 Best Songs of 2017
  –  December 5, 2017
There are no guitars on TM88’s woozy, drippy, doom-laden instrumental, but the tone in Uzi’s lyrics is pitch-perfect pop-punk ... rock music without millions of enthusiastic youth?) would be to make rap music. You could fuse 808 Mafia with Blink ...
Ben Diesel and the Stars Go Out Team Up for Pop-Punk Get Splitfaced EP
  –  December 3, 2017
For the past two years, Ben Diesel has, briefly, embodied those twin pillars of modern pop-punk: Blink-182 and Green Day ... but it's also a good reminder that this style of music has legs beyond your favorite bands from junior high.


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