History of the band blink – 182 the band around singer of Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker looks back on almost 20 years of band history. This time was released in numerous hits brought with their albums, multiple gold and Platinum for more than one million recordings sold. Blink-182 is the name for a pop punk band, that especially the late 1990s furore plenty on the music market. The three friends founded in 1992 in San Diego, called still duck tape. Vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus through his sister met the guitarist Tom DeLonge, and a short time later they were found even a suitable drummer drummer Scott Raynor. From the outset the band stylistically modelled on their models of NOFX and the cure, but stressed repeatedly that they had developed a distinctive style. in 1994 the first album “Cheshire Cat” came out, which is called still plain and simply blink blink-182. As there are however legal difficulties with an Irish band,.
that claim the same name took the three musicians were simply the addition “-182” behind it. About the importance of this number grown up has always been numerous rumors and wild speculation. Some say the number would be the number of the famous seven dirty words in the movie Scarface in blink-182, others speculate that it is the coordinates of the residences of the members of the band. Blink – 182 itself, however, once said that the number would have arisen by chance. Three years after her debut, the “Dude Ranch” was released. With the single “Dammit” it paired the long-awaited breakthrough in the United States. A year later it came between Raynor, Hoppus and DeLonge to irreconcilable differences of opinion, which Raynor left the band.
Was quickly found a suitable replacement on drums in Travis Barker. With Barker together the blink-182 released 1998 album “Enema of the State”, which brought the band international attention. The singles from it made “all the small things” and “what’s my age again?” are among the most successful songs in the history of blink-182. After the greatest commercial success outside the United States could celebrate with the LP “Take Off Your Pants And Jacket” in 2001, it has been quiet around the guys from San Diego. in 2005 the Group announced, to take a longer break, where the band members are certain different projects. Drummer Travis Barker for example, devoted in this time including his own fashion label “Famous Stars And Straps”, succeeded but primarily 2008 hit the headlines when he survived a serious plane crash in South Carolina. In February 2009, blink-182 during the 51st Grammy announced awards in Los Angeles the comeback so long awaited by the fans.