Blink 182 is American punk-indie band from California. The band is formed of Mark Hoppus (bass guitarist), Tom DeLonge (vocalist and guitarist), and Travis Barker (drummer). Previous member Scott Raynor left the band in 1998.
Their crazy video antics and wacky lyrics catapulted them into the charts and struck resonance in the hearts of the public.
Blink 182 sold millions worldwide with their most successful album, Enema of the State gaining platinum status in 1999, making them a household name with hit singles "What's My Age Again" and "All the Small Things”.
During the mid ‘90s the band had most success, but split up in 2005, reuniting in 2009 and releasing Neighborhoods in 2011, their sixth studio album which peaked highly in the UK and US.
Their latest album Neighborhod, produced seven years later since their last efforts, has moved on musically; with some of the band members’ becoming parents themselves - a far cry from their earlier releases filled with teen driven humour and indie recklessness.
Blink 182 released their single "Up All Night" in July 2011 and were originally supposed to go on their European Tour, however; the band had not completed their album so they postponed their tour until 2012.
In October 2011, Blink 182 went to Google HQ to take part in a live chat and talk about their latest album, Neighborhood.