28 Days! 28 Bands! 30 years of The Point!
It’s our Birthmonth all February long and today’s Birthmonth Artist Of The Day is…BLINK-182!
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Blink-182 (stylized as blink-182) is an American rock band formed in Poway, California, in 1992. Their current lineup consists of bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. Though their sound has diversified throughout their career, their musical style blends catchy pop melodies with fast-paced punk rock. Their lyrics center on relationships, adolescent frustration, and maturity—or lack thereof. The group emerged from a suburban, Southern California skate-punk scene and gained notoriety for high-energy live shows and irreverent humor.
After years of independent recording and touring, including stints on the Warped Tour, the group signed to MCA Records. Their biggest albums, Enema of the State (1999) and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), saw international success. Songs like “All the Small Things”, “Dammit”, “I Miss You”, and “What’s My Age Again?” became hit singles and MTV staples. Later efforts, including an untitled album (2003), marked stylistic shifts. Founding member Tom DeLonge quit the group twice, both times a decade apart; From 2015 to 2022, the band included Alkaline Trio singer/guitarist Matt Skiba, with whom they recorded two albums, California (2016) and Nine (2019) and toured in support of both.
Blink-182’s straightforward approach and simple arrangements, which helped initiate pop-punk’s mainstream rise, made them popular among generations of listeners. Worldwide, the group has sold 50 million albums, and have moved 13 million copies in the U.S.