- Mon Jul 18, 2016, 6:04 AM GMT
The punk group's latest album 'California' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the Billboard Artist 100 chart.READ MORE
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.
'California' is the punk group's new album since 2011's 'Neighborhoods' and the first album with new guitarist Matt Skiba.READ MORE
The band performs at a small club while a bored high school student dreams of ditching school and spending the day with his girl.READ MORE
The group shares the anthemic new track and its lyric video weeks before releasing their new album 'California' on July 1.READ MORE
Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba premiere 'Bored to Death' and reveal summer tour dates that starts from June to October.READ MORE
Blink-182 singing their gloomy lyrics over the beat of Drizzy's hit makes the band's teen suicide anthem sound a bit less depressing.READ MORE