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Founded in 1992, Blink 182 has been lead by Bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. The band came out of the Southern California skate-punk suburbs and became well-known for their exuberant live performances and caustic humor.
The band signed with MCA Records after years of independent recording and touring, which included appearances on the Warped Tour. International success was achieved by their two largest albums, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) and Enema of the State (1999). Songs like "What's My Age Again?," "Dammit," "I Miss You," and "All the Small Things" became popular singles and MTV mainstays.
Later works, such as an untitled album from 2003, demonstrated stylistic changes. Hoppus is the only band member that has been with them the entire time. Before eventually rejoining, DeLonge took two decade-long breaks from the group.
Scott Raynor, the band's original drummer, played on recordings and tours with them before being fired in 1998 when Barker took his position. Matt Skiba, the lead singer and guitarist for the Alkaline Trio, was a member of the band from 2015 until 2022. Together, they collaborated on two albums, California (2016) and Nine (2019), and they toured in support of each.
Generations of listeners have become accustomed to Blink-182's direct demeanor and uncomplicated compositions, which helped pave the way for pop punk's mainstream ascent. The group has sold 50 million albums worldwide and 13 million copies in the United States.