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Blink-182 News

Blink-182 recording new album demos

The band will headline this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals

  • Feb 12, 2014

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker working with Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland

Scroobius Pip and former Nine Inch Nails member Danny Lohner are also involved

  • Dec 13, 2013

Blink-182 to release new album ahead of Reading and Leeds Festival headline appearance

US pop-punk trio are working on follow up to their 2009 album 'Neighbourhoods'

  • Dec 4, 2013

Blink-182, Jake Bugg and Disclosure to play Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014

Jake Bugg and Disclosure have also been confirmed to appear at the event in August next year

  • Dec 3, 2013

Blink-182's Tom DeLonge writes children's book for Christmas

'The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve' is set for release this month

  • Nov 21, 2013

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Blink-182 Music Videos

After Midnight Play Video

After Midnight

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Heart's All Gone Play Video

Heart's All Gone

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Up all Night Play Video

Up all Night

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Stay Together For The Kids Play Video

Stay Together For The Kids

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First Date Play Video

First Date

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Blink-182 Reviews

Album Review: Blink-182 - 'Neighborhoods'

Album Review: Blink-182 - 'Neighborhoods'

They've gone all mature for their sixth record

  • Sep 26, 2011

Box Car Racer : I Feel So

The results are light on penis-obsessed asininity and heavy on "introspection" from the Blink 182 boys...

  • Jun 18, 2002

Blink 182 : Take Off Your Pants And Jacket

Teenage dirtbags' grunge-pop juvenilia

  • Jun 18, 2001

Blink 182: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena

Strong possibility that a song about a man masturbating his grandson may feature on the next Blink 182 album...

  • Apr 9, 2001

The Mark, Tom & Travis Show: The Enema Strikes Back

But it's the between-track comments that really make this painful listening. ..

  • Nov 2, 2000

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Blink-182 Biography

Blink-182 is an American rock band formed in Poway, a suburb of San Diego, California, in 1992. The trio consists of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. The band is considered a key group in the development of pop punk music; their combination of pop melodies with fast-paced punk rock featured a more radio-friendly accessibility than prior bands. The group, with original drummer Scott Raynor, emerged from the Southern California punk scene of the early 1990s and first gained notoriety for high-energy live shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor.

The band were initially known as Blink until Irish band Blink threatened legal action; they appended "-182" for no reason. Cheshire Cat (1995) led the band to tour with Pennywise and NOFX on the Warped Tour. Dude Ranch (1997) was co-distributed by major label MCA Records and featured their first rock radio hit, "Dammit". Raynor was fired midway through a 1998 tour and replaced by Barker. Enema of the State (1999) was an enormous success on the strength of hit singles "What's My Age Again?", "Adam's Song" and "All the Small Things", which enjoyed massive airplay and became MTV staples. Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) reached number 1 in the United States, Canada, and Germany. The eponymously-titled Blink-182 followed in 2003 and marked a stylistic shift for the group, infusing experimental elements into their usual pop punk formula, resulting in a more mature sound. DeLonge left the group in 2005, sending the band into what was termed an "indefinite hiatus." The trio reunited in 2009 and their sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, was released in 2011.

Blink-182 has sold over 35 million albums worldwide. In 2011, The New York Times asserted that "no punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182," stating that even as the band receded after their 2005 split, "its sound and style could be heard in the muscular pop punk of Fall Out Boy or in the current wave of high-gloss Warped Tour punk bands, like All Time Low and The Maine."

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