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San Diego, California

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Demo tape "Buddha" (1994)


Blink-182, formerly known as simply Blink, is a Southern-Californian punk rock band that was formed in 1992 by Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus. The group is notable for the lyrical content of their songs which is humorous and often uplifting. The history of Blink began in 1992 when Hoppus moved to San Diego, California, and was thinking of starting a band, and was fortunately introduced to Delonge. The two of them later decided that they needed to look for a drummer, and DeLonge discovered Scott Raynor at his school who played drums. Thus the three of them started considering a number of names, before they agreed to call themselves just "blink." So, they started a trio band, which later on consists of Thomas (Tom) Matthew DeLonge on guitar, Markus (Mark) Allan Hoppus on bass, and Travis Landon Barker on drums.

Towards the end of 1992, the band released an EP known as "Flyswatter," which was recorded using a boom box in Scott's bedroom, because of which the sound quality was poor. Before the end of the year, the band released another demo cassette, which was dubbed "Buddha." Compared to the previous record, this demo was better as around 1,000 copies of this were eventually produced by Cargo Filter Records. And in early 1994, Blink released their first full-length album "Cheshire Cat" with Grilled Cheese Records. The album contained many new versions of songs that had appeared on the "Buddha" demo. From this point on, the group did quite well, so they started to think about further records and believed that their hopes and dreams could soon come true.

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Video: Blink-182 Plays First Concert Without Tom DeLonge

March 20, 2015 08:10:28 GMT

has played their first show after kicking out out of the band. The group had 's Matt Skiba fill in for the former member during their gig at the Roxy in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, March 18.

Tom DeLonge Previews Songs Meant for Blink-182's Album

February 03, 2015 08:27:48 GMT

Following his departure from , is apparently planning to release new songs he initially created for the group's new album. The co-vocalist gave fans the first listen to a couple of tracks in two previews he recently shared on his personal Instagram account.

Tom DeLonge Responds to Blink-182 Mates' Accusations: All of This Makes Me 'Really Sad'

January 28, 2015 03:06:44 GMT

shocked fans when they said on Monday, January 26 that had "indefinitely" quit the band. Fans were later left confused when DeLonge himself denied his departure. His pals Mark Hoppus and then detailed what actually happened between them and the vocalist whom they called "ungrateful" and "disrespectful" in a tell-all interview with Rolling Stone.

Blink-182 Mates Call Tom DeLonge 'Disrespectful' After He Denies Quitting Band

January 27, 2015 03:34:59 GMT

Things between and his bandmates get worse. On Monday, January 26, Mark Hoppus and hinted at DeLonge's departure when they announced they'd hired vocalist from another band to fill in for him at an upcoming live gig. Later in the day, he denied he'd leave the trio he co-founded.

Blink-182 Confirms They're Working on New Album

July 15, 2014 03:52:24 GMT

It has been confirmed that is coming back with a new album. The group's took to his own Instagram account on Monday, July 14 to announce that he and his bandmates had just started working on the anticipated record.

Blink-182 Joined by LL Cool J to Perform at Los Angeles Show

November 16, 2013 04:00:04 GMT

welcomed a special guest when they took the stage at The Wiltern in Los Angeles earlier this week. The California rock band was performing "Dammit", a track off their 1997 album "", when they introduced "the one and only" .

Travis Barker Skips Blink-182 Tour Due to Aerophobia

February 18, 2013 07:10:48 GMT

/ 's Brooks Wackerman replaces resident drummer when goes on their nine-city Australian tour which kicks off on Wednesday in Sydney. Barker bows out of the concert tour due to his fear of flying which he acquired after surviving a small-plane crash back in 2008, being one of only two survivors of the crash that left four others dead.

Blink-182 Release New Track 'Pretty Little Girls'

December 20, 2012 09:17:32 GMT

collaborate with rapper for their latest release, "Pretty Little Girls", taken from their current EP, "Dogs Eating Dogs", out in stores now. The EP features four other tracks besides "Pretty Little Girls", namely: "When I Was Young", "Disaster", the first track released from the EP "Boxing Day" and the carrier track "Dogs Eating Dogs".

Blink-182 Unveil Folky Holiday Track 'Boxing Day'

December 11, 2012 03:56:52 GMT

Punk rock trio have unveiled their new single "Boxing Day" just in time for Christmas. The folky, guitar strum-driven song is taken from the group's upcoming "Dogs Eating Dogs" EP set to hit the store on December 18. It presents Blink's new sound experimentation and goes into the acoustic and emo-realm of music.

Blink-182 Say New EP Has 'Very Folky' Direction

November 14, 2012 02:56:38 GMT

are working on some new material, which is promised to top the band's 2011 album, "". The EP, which band members , and Mark Hoppus recorded in Los Angeles, is set to be released by Christmas and will showcase a different musical direction that the group has been experimenting on.

Blink-182 Cancel May Tour Dates Due to Travis Barker's Health Issue

May 10, 2012 08:23:14 GMT

have scrapped a number of scheduled performances for their North American tour due to the health issue of their drummer . On Tuesday, May 9, the rock band announced the cancellation of all their May 2012 tour dates since Barker required "an urgent tonsillectomy with a recovery period."

Video Premiere: Blink-182's 'After Midnight'

December 28, 2011 01:26:40 GMT

have debuted a dark music video in support of their latest single "After Midnight". The clip features the pop punk band playing the song in what looks like an airplane hangar, while footage of a young couple spending their days in a psych ward is flashed on the screen intercepting the performance scene.

Miley Cyrus Responds to Boob Job Rumors, Insisting Hers Are Real

December 14, 2011 03:36:07 GMT

isn't staying quiet on recent speculations that she has gone under the knife for breast enhancement. Making use of her Twitter account, the "Can't Be Tamed" singer wrote, "Thank you for the compliment but these babies are all mine. I wish they'd realize you don't have to be fake to be beautiful!"

Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Blink-182 to Headline Bamboozle 2012

December 14, 2011 03:15:14 GMT

The headliners for the upcoming Bamboozle music festival, which will be held in spring 2012, have been officially announced. The organizers revealed on December 13 that they have recruited three established bands , and as the acts to do the honor in helping celebrate 10th anniversary of the annual music festivity.

Blink-182 Come Back Older and Wiser in 'Up All Night'

July 16, 2011 01:29:41 GMT

After being absent for 8 years, returned full pledged as a trio, crafting something progressive, fresh yet still relevant in a new single called "Up All Night". With its distinctive pop-punk hooks, stomping riffs and mature lyrics, this band are ready for a joyous summer and beyond.

Mark Hoppus 'Gutted' at Blink-182 Tour Axe

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT

announced on Monday they have cancelled all dates in the U.K. and mainland Europe this year and pushed them back to 2012 because they have become bogged down recording a new album.

Blink-182 Postpones Summer U.K./Ireland Tour

April 18, 2011 18:12:00 GMT

The reunited rockers, , were set to hit the stage for a series of festival shows, but the trek has been cancelled in favour of a return to the studio.

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