history of Blink 182

" Blink-182 was an American trio that played pop punk and punk rock music. The band was originally formed in 1992 by Tom DeLonge (vocals and guitar) and Mark Hoppus (bass and vocals) who quickly recruited Scott Raynor (drums) in Poway, California, a northern suburb of San Diego. Originally, the band's official name was "Blink". However, the numerical three digit suffix was appended early in their career following an objection from an Irish band with the same name. In 1998, midway through a U.S. tour, Raynor announced that he was leaving the band, due to undisclosed reasons. Travis Barker was touring with The Aquabats at the time, on the same bill as blink-182, and DeLonge and Hoppus realized that their new drummer had to be Barker. DeLonge left the group in early 2005, with the band portraying it as an "indefinite hiatus" and virtually ceasing to exist. DeLonge and Barker went on to play in a band Boxcar racer, that didn't work out and DeLonge went on in a alternative rock band called Angels & Airwaves, while Hoppus and Barker continued in a similar genre with their band +44. "

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