Blink-182 , also stylized blink-182 , is an American pop punk band from Poway, California. Formed in 1992, the group consists of singer and guitarist Matt Skiba, singer and bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker.
With their original drummer, Scott Raynor, and their original lead guitarist, Tom DeLonge, the band recorded their first two albums in 1994 and 1997. The second album, Dude Ranch , achieved a moderate success of about a million sales worldwide and allows the band to become known. After replacing Raynor by Barker on drums, Blink-182 released his third album in 1999, Enema of the State . The single All the Small Things from this album reached the first place of the Alternative Songs, the American ranking of the most popular alternative rock songs in radio, and allows the group to achieve success. The album from which All the Small Things will reach 15 million sales worldwide, is the record sales of group. In 2001, the group enjoyed its biggest commercial success with its fourth album, "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" , which ranks first in album sales in the United States, Canada and Germany. After their eponymous fifth album blink-182 , the band broke up in 2005.
The three members of the group are working on other musical projects, including Angels & Airwaves founded by Tom DeLonge and +44 founded by Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. The group announced its reformation in 2009, and released in 2011 its sixth album, Neighborhoods . In 2012, the band became independent following its separation from the record company Interscope Records. Unable to make himself available to do more than a few concerts and record a new album with his two colleagues, DeLonge is excluded from the band early 2015.
After being kicked out of his high school, Poway High School, for being caught drunk during a basketball game, Tom DeLonge begins to devote himself to punk (after discovering The Descendents during a camping trip) and to be passionate about skateboarding. He is then placed in another school where he meets a certain Anne Hoppus, a girlfriend of one of his relatives, who introduces the latter to his brother Mark Hoppus>, thinking that they could form a group together . Soon, they write their first song: Carousel . This track is composed less than an hour after their meeting: Mark Hoppus shows DeLonge a line of bass on which he worked, and Delonge shows him a riff that he himself worked. They realize that their work fits well, and the piece is born quickly. Tom DeLonge then calls on a 14-year-old friend, Scott Raynor, to become the band's drummer.