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.
Also known as
Poway, California, U.S.
Pop punk, alternative rock, skate punk
Box Car Racer, +44, Angels & Airwaves, Transplants
The originally went by the name 'Blink'. A name which Tom DeLonge thought of out of thin air.
However, the Irish techno band Blink threatened to sue if they didn't stop using the name. So they added the
'182' to their name. The band members maintain
that the numbers were picked at random.
Mark Hoppus - bass guitar, vocals
Tom DeLonge - guitar, vocals
Travis Barker - drums, percussion
Scott Raynor - drums, percussion
Owe their fame to:
Total Request Live (MTV) for playing video's for singles "What's My Age Again?", "Adam's Song", and "All the Small Things"; from Enema of the State Album (1999)
Parodies, playing up-tempo songs with prominent major-chord harmonies
Blink 182 Quotes
“Volunteering is the last thing that this generation is going to do on their own, ... so if this is what it takes to get them to volunteer, then so be it.”
“I think last season was awesome, but this one is even crazier, ... You have no idea.”
“Right now, one of our members needs time off, so we're granting him that,”
“We've talked about working with Danger Mouse for the new Plus-44 record,”
Blink 182 Awards
Blockbuster Award for Favorite Group - New Artist.
Teen Choice Award for Choice Rock Group
MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video ("All The Small Things")
MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act
Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Band
Teen Choice Award for Best Rock Group
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Rock Act.
Teen Choice Awards, for Choice Love Song ("I Miss You") and Choice Tour of the Year (with No Doubt).