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(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 ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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Good Charlotte – Joel Madden (vocals), Benji Madden (guitar), Billy Martin (keyboards) and Paul Thomas (bass) – exist in much the same sphere as rockers such as Sum 41 and Blink-182, pop rock bands formed startlingly young, signed to majors and then reaping successes normally attributed to older bands. 2002’s The Young And The Hopeless, for example, ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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consecutive week at No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100, following 12 weeks at the top for ‘Boom Boom Pow’. Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock Personalities | Blink-182 | Twenty-First Century | Rock ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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Buzzcocks made an early switch from scratchy punk to glorious pop love songs sung over a wall of guitars and thus laid the groundwork for every pop-punk act through to Blink-182 and Ash. Irishmen The Boomtown Rats mingled punk scruffiness with Stonesy rhythm and blues, Bowie-esque glam and even Bruce Springsteen-ish rock anthemics, striking paydirt with the power ballad ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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but loyal fanbase. Despite the appearance of the evergreen single ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’, the release of compilation album International Superhits! (2001), touring as support to copyists Blink-182 and the subsequent abandonment of Cigarettes And Valentines in 2002 suggested that as a musical engine Green Day were running out of steam. Personalities | Introducing Green Day Personalities | Green ...

Source: Green Day Revealed, by Ian Shirley
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Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’ making inroads to a new demographic, Insomniac and Nimrod only sold around 3.5 million copies each worldwide. With Green Day copyists such as Blink-182 growing in popularity, The Bloodhound Gang finally gaining traction and Britpop and rap ever present on MTV, it was generally felt that Green Day were no longer musically ...

Source: Green Day Revealed, by Ian Shirley
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September ‘American Idiot’ The song that was to revitalize the career of Green Day was a protest against the war in Iraq promulgated by American president George W. Bush. With lines like ‘Don’t want to be an American idiot,’ ‘I’m not part of a redneck agenda’ and ‘now everybody do the propaganda’ was a powerful anti-Bush statement. Musically, ‘American ...

Source: Green Day Revealed, by Ian Shirley
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Spring Pop Disaster Tour Dookie spawned a number of Green Day imitators such as Blink-182, who scored hit singles including ‘What’s My Age Again ?’. Green Day shocked everyone by co-headlining with Blink-182 on the 42-date Pop Disaster Tour in America in April and May 2002. ‘I think we’ve had a broader experience,’ Billie Joe told Alternative Press, ...

Source: Green Day Revealed, by Ian Shirley
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, whilst British groups like The Jam, Buzzcocks and The Undertones can claim to have built on the foundations. The genre came of age in the mid-1990s when both Blink-182 and Green Day enjoyed massive success. Blink-182’s fast-paced teen angst was hugely popular and Green Day’s 1994 debut album Dookie was a crossover smash. Styles & Forms | Introducing Punk ...

Source: Punk: The Brutal Truth, by Hugh Fielder and Mike Gent
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