Delonge, Hoppus and Barker 038

Delonge, Hoppus and Barker 038

Look closer to find two song lyrics and six blink 182 song titles: “Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice. . .”(I Miss You); “Remember the time that I spilled the cup”(Adam’s Song); All the Small Things; First Date; Please Take Me Home; Stay Together for the Kids; Adam’s Song; What’s My Age Again?

blink-182, American rock band formed 1992, Poway, California, since 2015, their lineup has been bass guitarist, vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist, vocalist Matt Skiba. Founded by Hoppus, guitarist, vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Scott Raynor, the band emerged from the early 90’s S. California punk scene, first noted for high-energy live shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor. Hoppus the only constant band member.

The group signed with major label MCA Records to co-distribute its second album, Dude Ranch (1997). Raynor was replaced by Barker during a ’98 tour. The group’s next two releases, Enema of the State (1999) and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), were enormous successes on radio and MTV airplay. The album blink-182 (2003) marked a stylistic shift for the group. DeLonge prompted an “indefinite hiatus” by quitting in 2005. They reunited in 2009 after Barker was severely burned in a plane crash. DeLonge broke his silence from the band and they produced the trio’s sixth album, Neighborhoods (2011). In 2015, DeLonge again exited blink-182. DeLonge became the front-man for Angels and Airwaves. As of this writing he is pursuing the scientific exploration of unidentified flying objects.

For blink-182, in 2015, Alkaline Trio front-man Matt Skiba replaced DeLonge. The band released its 7th studio album, California (2016). Then the most recent effort titled Nine (2019).

According to Alternative Press magazine, blink-182 is considered a key group in the development of pop punk. The band’s combination of pop music melodies with fast-paced punk rock featured a more radio-friendly accessibility than prior bands. The trio has sold over thirteen million albums in the United States, and over 50 million worldwide. In 2011, The New York Times wrote, “no punk band of the ‘90s has been more influential than blink-182”, and even as the band receded after its 2005 split, “its sound and style could be heard in the muscular pop punk of Fall Out Boy or in the current wave of high-gloss Warped Tour punk bands, like All Time Low and The Maine.” 

Thomas Matthew DeLonge (/dəˈlɒŋ/) (12-13-1975) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. His distinctive nasal singing voice is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Angels & Airwaves, formed in 2005. He was the co-lead vocalist, guitarist, and co-founder of the rock band blink-182 in 1992. He was dismissed from blink in 2015.

DeLonge grew up skateboarding in Poway, California. He started blink-182 with Mark Hoppus and Scott Raynor during his high school years. The band toured relentlessly in the US and Australia, signing to MCA Records in 1996. After much success, the band’s untitled fifth studio album (2003) changed style within the group, which broke up in 2005 following internal tension, spearheaded by DeLonge.

Mark Allan Hoppus (03-15-72), an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and former television personality. Founding blink-182, he’s also part of pop rock duo Simple Creatures with All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth.

Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus moved back and forth between his mom and dad’s houses. They divorced when he was in 3rd grade. He skate-boarded and enjoyed punk rock in junior high and received a bass guitar from his dad at age 15. After moving to San Diego in 1992, Hoppus’s sister introduced him to Tom DeLonge, and together with drummer Scott Raynor, they formed the band blink-182. In 2015, Hoppus became the last remaining original member of the group, still performing with Travis Barker who joined the group in 1998.

Travis Landon Barker (11-14-1975), US musician, songwriter, and record producer, he is current drummer for blink-182. Barker also plays with the Transplants, founded bands +44 and Box Car Racer, recently joined Antemasque and Goldfinger. With the late DJ AM, formed TRV$DJAM. Rolling Stone says, “punk’s first superstar drummer” one of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. 

Born in Fontana, California, Barker drummed at an early age, playing for the Aquabats (1996) going to blink-182(1998). Barker is a versatile drummer, appearing in music projects including hip hop, alt rock, pop and country. He also starred in an MTV reality series, Meet the Barkers. When he recovered from a 2008 plane crash he released his debut solo album, Give the Drummer Some, in 2011. He has continued to work with rappers, releasing extended plays with Yelawolf and Asher Roth and Nottz.


The artwork: 

The first print of this illustration will be sold to raise funds supporting a non-profit. 

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done graphite and the following prisma colors: Poppy Red for the development of the “pop punk” sound; Apple Green for the “cup of apple juice” spilled in the hall (Adam’s Song); and Dark Umber for the “unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley” and “this sick strange darkness” in I Miss You.

DERIVATIVE Work – photo credit: markhoppus-1600×600 mccarter_org; Travis-Barker-e1591233384894 celebritynetworth_com; Tom Delonge – GettyImages-585467228 nme_com

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)
11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 30)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
(Free shipping)

Delonge, Hoppus and Barker

blink-182 trio that developed the “pop punk” sound.


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