Riot Fest Denver Announces 2013 Lineup Featuring The Replacements, Blink-182, Iggy and the Stooges, and More
... Best Coast, Bosnian Rainbows and more. Riot Fest Denver will be held September 21-22 at May Farms in Byers, Colo. Tickets can be found here, and check below for a full listing of the festival's lineup. 2013 Riot Fest Denver Lineup The Replacements Iggy and the Stooges Rancid Public Enemy Blink-182
AFI Brand New Airborne Toxic Event Awolnation Guided By Voices Flag Rocket from the Crypt Bad Religion Matt & Kim The Dismemberment Plan Alkaline Trio Superchunk Yo La Tengo Against Me! Best Coast Minus The Bear Naked Raygun The Stranglers Stars Capital Cities Breathe Carolina The Dear Hunter Chuck Ragan Bosnian Rainbows This Will Destroy You Wovenhand Lydia Peelander-Z Touché Amoré Off With Their Heads Single Mothers Kitten Kongos New Beat FundTweet Riot Fest Denver Announces 2013 Lineup Featuring The Replacements, Blink-182
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Blink-182's "Enema Of The State" 14th Anniversary
's breakthrough album, Enema Of The State was released 14 years ago today (June 1st, 1999). Feeling nostalgic? Take a trip down memory lane by streaming the album in its entirety below and read what bassist Mark Hoppus had to say to commemorate the occasion. "Wow. 14 years. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Here's some trivia about the artwork. There are three different versions. Initial release version has the red cross on the nurse's hat and a capital B Blink-182
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Blink 182's Travis Barker Lends Support to Ill Fan
... with a Tweet offering "love and prayers" and offered his services to help in any way possible. @pancreaticstg4 Sending you love and prayers. If i can do anything for you please let me know -- Travis Barker (@travisbarker) May 26, 2013 Barker's response clearly made Parker's day. You guys did it.. Travis barker from blink-182
tweeted me... Holy shit, you guys.. -- Joseph Parker (@Pancreaticstg4) May 26, 2013 Though Parker hasn't shared his picture and his status can't be verified, sources at Twitter Inc support the authenticity of his exchanges. Blink 182
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Tom DeLonge (guitar, vocals) 1993-
Mark Hoppus (bass, vocals) 1993-
Travis Barker (drums) 1998-
Scott Raynor (drums) 1993-1998
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Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was recruited at the last minute from his then-current band, The Aquabats, when Raynor left to attend college. Barker was forced to learn all of the band's songs quickly. (thanks Benjamin - Liverpool, England)
They have been honored by several different organizations, including the Teen Choice Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. No Grammies... yet.
Originally named Blink, they were forced to change by the threat of a lawsuit from an Irish Pop group with the same name. This was after releasing a couple of records on independent labels, but before they were signed to MCA in the late 1990s.
They gained fame when they played on the 1996-1997 Warped Tour with bands that were bigger at the time, Pennywise and NOFX. They also appeared in several skateboarding videos.
Some pre-blink bands: Hoppus was in Of All Things, and Pier 69; DeLonge was in Big Oily Men.
Names considered for the band that became blink-182: Figure 8, and Duck Tape. Those choices would have prevented a lawsuit.
Barker and DeLonge have a side project called Boxcar Racer that tends to play rawer and more serious punk music. Barker can also be heard in the Transplants, a punk supergroup comprised of him and Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman from Rancid.
Hoppus married Skye Everly in November 2000.
DeLonge began playing the trumpet when he was 11. He wasn't very good so he soon switched to guitar.
Hoppus' parents divorced while he was in 3rd grade. He moved to Monteray, California with his dad in fifth grade, where his dad worked on a postgraduate degree. His father now works for the Department of Defense designing missiles.
Hoppus and DeLonge met each other through Hoppus' sister, Anne, who was dating one of DeLonge's best friends. When she heard that DeLonge was looking to start a band, she hooked up the two of them.
They appeared in the comedy American Pie in 1999.
DeLonge is obsessed with aliens and UFOs. He's convinced that there's some kind of government conspiracy to cover up the existence of aliens.
Hoppus and DeLonge are known for their onstage banter consisting of penis and fart jokes. Barker is very quiet and subdued in contrast.
To impress Tom the first time he saw him, Mark climbed up a street light pole. (thanks, ozzy - detroit, ME)
DeLonge was arrested during the Good Times tour for underage drinking. A cop noticed he was drunk and walking the street at night. (thanks, Ryan - York, PA)
In 2004, they had to postpone their tour when Barker broke his foot. (thanks, Allyssa - Shellharbour, Australia)
Hoppus got his first bass in exchange for painting his dad's house at the age of 15. (thanks, Emily - Troy, MI)
Blink-182 and Tony Hawk appeared in the 302nd Simpsons episode - "Barting Over" - in February 2003. They recorded their voices for the episodes almost a whole year earlier. Mark gets two lines, whereas Travis and Tom only get one. (thanks, A.J. - Chicago, IL)
Early on, Delonge would call up different high schools around his area and say that his band promoted not using drugs and asked if they could play at lunchtime. This is how they got some of their first gigs. (thanks, Daniel - poughkeepsie, NY)
Among the theories of how they got their name: "182" is how many times Al Pacino says the F word in the movie Scarface.
182 stands for "RB" (R=letter 18, B=letter 2), which stands for rival high school Rancho Bernardo.
The truth is much less interesting - they made up the name. (thanks, Jimmt - Sheboygan Falls, WI)
Plus 44 is a side project of Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. They recruited the female vocalist and guitarist from the band Get The Girl, Carol Heller. Their music is mostly electronic based, with lots of synth and some songs recorded with electric drums. Travis Barker stated in one interview, "If Blink was the daytime, Plus 44 is the night time. It's such a departure from Blink, but it's amazing." (thanks, Bryant - Salina, KS)
Plus 44 (or +44) got their name from the Europe area code where they played many of their early gigs. (thanks, Austin - Nashville, TN)
Tom Delonge formed the band Angels & Airwaves, which is more Rock than Pop-Punk. (thanks, Carly - NSW, Kyogle, Australia)
Travis Barker and his wife Shanna starred on an MTV reality show called Meet The Barkers. The show ran for 2 seasons starting in 2005. (thanks, David - Reno, NV)
On September 19, 2008, Barker suffered severe burns in a plane crash. This led to the band reforming, which they announced at the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2009.
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.
Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)
Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.
Shaun Morgan of Seether
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.