Personalities | Blink-182 | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1992–2005, 2009–present)

Kings of the snotty, toilet-humoured nu-punk genre, Blink-182 – Travis Barker (drums), Tom DeLonge (vocals) and Mark Hoppus (bass) – formed while at school, recording in their then-drummer Scott Raynor’s bedroom. Since then, they have grown older but not matured, with 2001’s ‘Rock Show’ a fine example of the band’s awareness of its target audience. They returned from their ‘indefinite hiatus’ with a 2009 US tour, Travis Barker having survived a plane crash the previous year.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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