Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink-182 Travel Australia with Soundwave 2013
: August 09, 2012
The lineup for Soundwave 2013, a traveling festival in Australia, has been announced and includes Metallica, Linkin Park and Blink-182.
Next year’s festival will start out in ...
Blink-182 Celebrates 20 Years on the Road
: February 17, 2012
Okay, it’s time to break out all the “What’s My Age Again?” jokes – Blink 182 is gearing up to launch their 20th anniversary tour later this year.
The band has announc ...
Honda Civic Tour Recruits Blink-182, My Chemical Romance
: May 25, 2011
In a recent KROQ interview, Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink-182, revealed that the first new album from the band in eight years is scheduled to be released this summer. The ba ...
blink 182 Biography
The American rock band Blink-182 consists of Travis Barker (drummer), Tom DeLonge (guitarist and vocalist) and Mark Hoppus (bass guitarist and vocalist). The band was established in 1992 in Poway, California. Over the course of their career Blink-182 has sold more than 28 million worldwide albums. In 1994 the band released "Cheshire Cat," their debut album. Their drummer at the time was Scott Raynor. Their followup album, "Dude Ranch," was released in 1997 and sold more than on million copies. Barker replaced Raynor as the band's drummer during a 1998 tour.
In 1999 "Enema of the State" was released. The multi-platinum selling album reached the No. 9 spot on Billboard's 200 chart, spawning the hit singles "All the Small Things" and "What's My Age Again?" "All the Small Things" became the band's highest ever charting song. It reached the No. 6 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. In 2001 the band released "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket." The album reached the No. 1 spot in the U.S., Germany and Canada. In 2003 the band released its self-titled album. Blink-182 showed a stylistic shift with the album. There was an infusion of experimental elements with their normal pop punk sound.
In 2005 Tom DeLonge left the band and the group went into an indefinite hiatus. Barker and Hoppus established a new band called +44. DeLonge started the group Angles & Airwaves. Barker continued to work as a solo musician and producer while Hoppus became a television host. In February 2009 Blink-182 reunited. In September 2011 the band released "Neighborhoods," their sixth album.
The pop punk sound of Blink-182's music combines elements of pop music with punk rock. Major influences of the band include the Undertones, Bad Religion, the Descendents and the Cure. Bands that have been influenced by Blink-182 include All Time Low, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and Relient K.