Blink-182 Biography

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Full name: Thomas Matthew DeLonge
Wife: Jennifer DeLonge (a.k.a. Jen Jenkins)
Children: 1 girl- Ava Elizabeth DeLonge (born on July 15th/2002)
Pets: German Shepherd named Grey
Current residence: Encinitas, California
Birthday: December 13th,1975
Past and Present Bands: Past-Blink 182, Box Car Racer Current- Angels and Airwaves.
Hometown: Poway, California
Fact about him: When he was 15 years old, he got suspended from school for getting drunk at a basketball game.

Full name: Markus Allen Hoppus
Wife: Skye Hoppus (a.k.a. Skye Everly)
Children: 1 boy- Jack Hoppus
Past and Present Bands: Past- Blink 182 Current- +44
Pets: 3 dogs- Atticus, Cheesburger, and Ahi
Current residence: Encinitas, California
Birthday: March 15th,1972
Fact about him: His role model is Homer Simpson

Full name: Travis Landon Barker
Ex-Wife: Shanna -Former Miss USA
Children: 1- boy Landon Barker
Past and Present Bands: Past- Blink 182 Current- +44
Current residence: San Diego, California
Birthday: November 14th,1975
Fact about him: He has a tattoo along his collar bone that reads- "Can I Sad"

In the life of every band, there comes a time to take stock; to reflect on goals set and goals achieved; to offer a silent prayer of thanksgiving for the many blessings so richly bestowed upon us.

For Blink-182, this is not the time.

In the past, Blink-182 won a Teen Choice Award, a Blockbuster Music Award, and appeared on the MTV Awards '00 where they performed "All The Small Things" and won Best Group Video. In Europe they received an MTV Europe Award for Best New Act. They performed on Saturday Night Live and the Tonight Show (twice), appeared in American Pie and opened the Billboard Music Awards. The band also graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Alternative Press (twice), Teen People, Teen and CosmoGirl, just to name a few.

It's safe to say the blink-182 is now a worldwide phenomenon, with their records reaping platinum and their concert tours packing ‘em in all across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas. And earlier this year, blink-182 ventured back to the studio with producer Jerry Finn to record their fourth studio album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (you should say the title out loud to fully appreciate the subtle, sophisticated humor).

By every indication, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket is turning out to be an evolutionary hybrid for blink-182, as hooky as 1999's multi-platinum Enema of the State, but with all the punk spirit of their MCA debut album Dude Ranch. "This is the hardest, fastest record that we've done," says blink's Tom DeLonge of the upcoming album. "It's way more punk-rock than our previous records, and we're excited about it." Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (release date 6/12/01) follows Enema of the State and last year's smash live album The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back).

The band's popularity has only increased since their formation in '93. They began building momentum with a string of popular 7"s, and in 1994 they released their first full-length album, Cheshire Cat, on Grilled Cheese (a division of Cargo Music). In 1996, they signed a joint-venture record deal with Cargo Music and MCA Records, with their first MCA release Dude Ranch (1997) setting the stage for their current success. By the end of 1998, they had emerged as one of the most popular pop-punk bands of the year – the album went platinum in the U.S. and the year-end Billboard Airplay Monitor Report (BDS) stats indicated that "Dammit (Growing Up)" from Dude Ranch earned top spins at many key radio stations.

Blink-182 took a break from the road after Christmas '98 to begin pre-production for Enema Of The State, recorded in the band's hometown of San Diego at Signature Sound. Handling production duties was Jerry Finn, whose previous credits include Green Day and Rancid. Enema Of The State shattered the standard set by Dude Ranch. World-wide sales are now over seven million copies, not to mention the fact that the CD perched high atop the upper-reaches of Billboard's Top 200 for over a year. The album's three singles, "What's My Age Again," "All The Small Things" and "Adam's Song" dominated MTV, alternative, rock and Top-40 radio.

Their summer tour, where The Mark, Tom & Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back) was recorded, sold a third of a million tickets. The aforementioned album was a 20-track collection of live versions of classic blink-182 hits produced by Jerry Finn, and also contained never-before-released songs, a new studio track, and all the hilarious potty-mouthed one liners a fan could want. In its limited release, The Mark, Tom & Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back) sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. In other Blink-182 news, a massive U.S. summer 2001 tour is on the drawing boards, and a book about the band's early days, written by Hoppus' younger sister, Anne, now carries a title, Tales From Beneath Your Mom. It's scheduled to hit bookstores in mid-September.

Then there's the ever-expanding blink-182 mercantile empire, which stretches from pole to pole, from sea to shining sea. First there's their own website for fans and curious onlookers. Travis's "Famous Stars and Straps" is a successful retailer and website for clothes, belts and accessories. Mark and Tom's "" is an equally vibrant website for clothes, skates, music, movies. But despite these ancillary success stories, Mark, Tom and Travis never lose sight of what's most important for blink-182 and their worldwide legions of fans: music and tasteless comedy at every opportunity.

The days of Blink 182 are no more. Tom, Travis and Mark are in various different bands now, in different directions. But the music and the fun that Blink 182 created in our lives will live on.
Check out Blink 18 and +44's music to see what became of the Rock Trio in recent years.

Thanks to Lyn-Z for submitting the biography.

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Markus? Allen? | Reviewer: Cece | 4/10/12

I would like to point out that I LOVE BLINK 182, Mark is my favorite person in the world but his name isn't markus, it's just mark. And his middle name is spelled Allan not Allen. And how can you mess up 'can I say'? Can I sad is not even, nvm. But Mark and Tom used to make fun of that tattoo, thy said it means can I say I'm gay ;)

the old shit | Reviewer: antrum trivillixus | 4/4/11

dude ranch is my favorite. actually anything from dude ranch down is great. enema is kind of the dividing line between the old blink and the new, it was decent but after that it got too mainstream and ,frankly, it just got shitty. im a fan of the more punk esc. shit they had going for them. some of my favorites are Lemmings, Wasting Time, even Alone off of flyswatter (if you can get over the shitty quality its a pretty good song.) their cover of Hope by the Descendents is even pretty good.
imo, pre enema > post enema

Blink | Reviewer: Sahil Hoppus | 12/31/10

I to am a fan of blink 182....i rellly love the bridge of their song......they rule...i am a huge fan of marks voice,tom's hair and travis's skills of using the hi-hat and the side basses...they ruleeee

Favorite band in the world | Reviewer: Tyler | 7/13/10

I listen to blink-182. favorite album of there's has to be Buddha. I love every song equally though, the punk ones a bit more than the newer stuff with Travis. I miss the old punk rock blink with Scott but the old music will always be there. I don't like Travis anymore, when he started doing on his rap shit is when i stopped caring for him. 21 Days is their best song in my own opinion. I feel they never should have gotten back together and it just ruined everything. I hope that the new record doesn't suck like some people think it will. Well R.I.P blink-182 1992-2005

blink-182 = love. | Reviewer: amylouise | 6/11/10

i totally agree with the legend who wrote that travis made their songs better. they were far from even okay when scott was in the band, on the other hand, when travis joined they became something else entirely. however i don't believe that solely travis makes the band what it is, everything put together: the amazing drum beat, the guitars, and their singing makes them utter legends. in my opinion, i think it's their personalities that make them my favourite band ever.
for two of tom's funniest videos on youtube (that i've seen, anyway), watch: tom delonge drunk interview, and tom delonge bloopers. enjoy LMAO :'). so glad they're back together. 08/02/2009 - forever please? that is all :)

i love blink | Reviewer: kaitlyn | 5/30/10

omg i love blink 182 they came out the year after i was born and to go back as long i can remember they have been my fav. band,idol,and matter what mood im in, they have a song for it.which makes my day.

Blink-182 | Reviewer: rabaka | 4/17/10

i truly love blink 182 not just because thier music effen rocks they also leed a new era of punk rock bands ones that arent nearly as AWESOME as they are but have the same goals in mind wish they get back toghether not just for us for thier music thier reputation for what they sang for what they belived in ...FOR PUNKS EVERYWHERE

Best there ever is | Reviewer: Shawn Biltz | 3/13/10

Wow, they are really something,and they are something incredible i should say. Thank good for creating our body to react that way when we humans get drunk, (just like Tom). Just 3 men is all it takes to make some of they greatest music that have impacted millions of people around the world, and i am 1 of the million. Tom and Mark both sing the right song for there very diffrent voices. There will be a day when they all 3 stop play, but the CDs will always be rolling. I Love BLINK-182

i m biggest craziest n worl no 1 fan of blink182 they my life | Reviewer: samba | 12/8/09

h mark tom and travis .I thought i m 1 of craziest of your band.When i listen your then i start get mad.i start paly drum when i saw travis paly only dream is to see blink182 then i will die peacefully.

wtf | Reviewer: scotty | 7/2/09

ok hi i'm a big fan of travis barker and the little fact that is written about him is a little wrong :/ he has a tattoo along his collar bane that reads "can i say" not "can i sad" "can i say" being the name of dag nasty's album which is one of travis barker's fave bands when he was younger. :) <3 scotty xx pluss i'm a very very big fan of blink 182 i have the frickin logo tattoo and everything, i am soooooooo happy blink are back its soo awsome. x

you saved my life | Reviewer: matchstickangel | 5/20/09

down is the song that has meant the most to me in ma whole life.these guys spoke ma heart n soul in that song.n its true small things matter th most even when they r just crap n esp when they wrong.p.s luv u jackline

:) | Reviewer: giuodsfg | 3/18/09

so stoked that they're back, i don't think you understand. they are the loves of my life. their music is such an inspiration for me, i live off their lyrics and i relate to them. people tell me i'm the blonde haired, green eyed, underwear-less girl in the party song. love love love love love love, i will force a divorce between mark and skye, and he and i will marry. swear to god, it'll happen ;) <3

BACK!!!!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Lyndsay | 2/18/09

Their music helped me a lot when I was going through some hard times in my life. I'm glad they are going to continue to make music and that their legacy will live on for years to come.
Love ya Blink, glad you're back. <3

...... | Reviewer: kevin | 1/14/09

i agree with blink 182 is my life!!!! a personal life should come before a band. tom wanted to be with his family and offered to record demo's at his house for blink 182, but mark and travis thought that he was lying and it would be a good chance for him to go solo, due to the fact that they read Tom's e-mail and found an offer to go solo from a record company, and also there was the boxcar racer ordeal which mark DID have a singing part in. im just glad they're finally talking and hanging out again. they have both stated that a re union tour is yet undecided and that they haven't even thought about it yet. they're just trying to catch up on old times.

blink-182 is my life!!!! | Reviewer: ( | 1/4/09

K first off I want to say
Happy birthday,
Tom-December 13
Mark-March 15
Travis-November 14

I am the biggest Blink fan there is.
I think that their breaking up was ok. I think that a personal life comes before a band, and that their new bands will never be as good as blink. Tom Travis and Mark created something beautiful when they were together, because they all put their own talents together to make what was blink.
What made blink in my opinioin was travis. I'm not saying that drums are better than guitars, I'm a guitarist but I think Travis was better at the drums than Mark and Tom were on their instruments.When Scott was in the band their lyrics and fun songs made them famous. Then wen Travis finally joined the band, their music along with their lyrics made them Punk legends.

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