Formed: 1 January 1992
The new school punk trio blink-182 was formed in the suburbs of San Diego, California around guitarist / vocalist Tom DeLonge, bassist / vocalist Mark Hoppus and drummer Scott Raynor. Originally known as simply Blink, the band debuted in 1993 with the self-produced EP swatter. After the release of the album Buddha in 1994, the trio signed Grilled Cheese / Cargo and released Cheshire Cat the following year. Threat of a band of the same name because Irish forced them to change their name to blink-182, but the group earned a higher profile touring the world Pennywise and NOFX on the 1996-1997 Warped Tour, plus the number of skate / surf / snowboard video.
The third blink-182 LP, Dude Ranch, was jointly released in 1997 by Cargo and MCA. Dude Ranch expanded the group of audience and went platinum by the end of 1998, in part due to the popularity of the hymn teenager infectious, "Dammit (Growing Up)." The group also signed officially MCA, the band's fourth album, Enema the country, released in the summer of 1999. Album, which was produced by Jerry Finn (Green Day, Rancid), also welcomed a new member of the ranks of the trio, Travis Barker, formerly with the Aquabats, settled in on drums after Raynor left in mid-1998, tour of the United States. Enema was greeted with almost immediate success, and helped the band achieve the mainstream status of toilet humor pop-punk kings that Dude Ranch had only hinted at. Driven by commercial success in the U.S. "What 's My Age Again?" "All the Small Things" and "Adam's Song" music videos for the three songs (whose clips included themes strips and spoof boy band) were broken and MTV.
Having sold over four million copies of Enema of the State, the trio played with a limited edition version of the character, Tom, and Travis Show (Enema Strikes Back), autumn 2000. Their radio hits album to see a live environment braided their bizarre sense of humor, and the new song "Man Overboard." Take Off Your Pants and coating, released in the spring of 2001, saw the band return to their SoCal punk rock roots. Maturity, of a sort, was self-titled album in 2003, released on Geffen. Not only is the album sport a song ("this"), which featured Robert Smith, The Cure, but "I Miss You" also topped the modern rock charts in 2005. In February 2005, however, popular as ever and seemingly indestructible, blink-182 unexpectedly announced that it would go on "indefinite hiatus", you probably spend more time with his growing family. Asking fans to help selecting tracks, the group issued Greatest Hits that November.
In 2009, Blink-182 announced that they will meet and return to work with the new material and visit again, hitting the road Weezer in their reunion tour. They went into the studio later this year, and started the foundation of a new album, which is plagued by delays until 2011, when they were recording their sixth studio album, the release districts.