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Blink-182

November 25, 2008

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Blink 182 is a trio that played pop punk and punk rock music. The band was originally formed in 1992 by Tom DeLonge (vocals and guitar) and Scott Raynor (drums) who quickly recruited Mark Hoppus (vocals and bass) in Poway, California,a northern suburb of San Diego. Originally, the band’s official name was “Blink”, however, the numerical three digit suffix was appended early in their career following an objection from an Irish band with the same name. Travis Barker replaced Raynor on drums in 1998, midway through a U.S. tour. Delonge left the group in 2005, with the band portraying it as an “indefinite hiatus” and virtually ceasing to exist. DeLonge went on to play alternative rock in a band called Angels & Airwaves, while Hoppus and Barker continued in a similar genre with their band +44. Blink-182 was known for their catchy, simple melodies, teen angst, and lyrical toilet humor. Songwriters Hoppus and DeLonge cite punk rock bands such as The Descendents and Screeching Weasel as their early influences, however, the band’s songwriting and production was driven by a pop sensibility and they were primarily known for popular hits such as “All The Small Things”, “Feeling This”, “Adam’s Song”, “What’s My Age Again”, “The Rock Show”, “Dammit” and “I Miss You” . Their last album featured more musical experimentation and lyrical sophistication than previous releases.(http://profiles.friendster.com/56806276)

they are some video by blink 182:



About their albums:

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BIODATA:

Mark Hoppus
Hoppus in 2004

Hoppus in 2004
Background information
Birth name Mark Allan Hoppus[1]
Born March 15, 1972 (1972-03-15) (age 36) Ridgecrest, California, U.S.
Origin Poway, California, U.S.
Genre(s) Pop punk Punk rock Alternative rock Skate punk
Occupation(s) Musician Record producer
Instrument(s) Vocals Bass Guitar
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Blink-182 +44
Notable instrument(s)
Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Fender Bass VI Fender Mark Hoppus Jazz Bass Fender Precision Bass
Travis Barker
Barker in 2003

Barker in 2003
Background information
Birth name Travis Landon Barker
Born November 14, 1975 (1975-11-14) (age 33)
Origin Fontana, California, USA
Genre(s) Punk rock, pop punk, third wave ska, alternative rock, hip hop
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer, songwriter, producer, reality television celebrity, fashion designer
Instrument(s) drums, keyboards
Years active 1994–present
Label(s) Interscope, La Salle/Atlantic, Geffen, Hellcat, MCA, Golden Voice
Associated acts +44, Expensive Taste, Blink-182, Transplants, Box Car Racer, The Aquabats, Queens of the Stone Age, Avril Lavigne, Idiot Pilot, The Game, DJ AM
Tom DeLonge
DeLonge in 2004

DeLonge in 2004
Background information
Birth name Thomas Matthew DeLonge, Jr.
Born December 13, 1975 (1975-12-13) (age 32)
Origin Poway, California
Genre(s) Alternative rock Pop punk Punk rock Post-hardcore Skate punk
Occupation(s) Musician, Vocalist, Songwriter, Guitarist
Instrument(s) Guitar Vocals Bass (Box Car Racer only)
Years active 1992–present
Label(s) Geffen
Associated acts Blink-182 Angels & Airwaves Box Car Racer
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson Tom DeLonge Signature ES-333 Fender Stratocaster Gibson Les Paul Tom DeLonge Stratocaster(http://wikipedia.org)