YOU ARE BIDDING ON 2 PAGE ORIGINAL PRESS KIT BY THE BAND BLINK 182 TO PROMOTE THE "BLINK 182" LP. THEY ARE ONLY GIVEN TO THE LOCAL MEDIA & RADIO STATIONS TO HELP PROMOTE THE BAND OR PROMOTE THE UPCOMING LP BY THE BAND. THESE ARE HIGHLY COLLECTABLE & NOT AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.2 PAGES OF BIO,INFO & OR PRESS CLIPPINGS (1) 8" X 10" PROMOTIONAL GLOSSIE OVERSEAS SHIPPING IS $7.00 AIR MAIL The new-school punk trio blink-182 was formed in the suburbs of San Diego, California around guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge , bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus , and drummer Scott Raynor . Originally known as simply Blink , the band debuted in 1993 with a self-released EP, Fly Swatter. After releasing the album Buddha in 1994, the trio signed to Grilled Cheese/Cargo and released Cheshire Cat the following year. The threat of a lawsuit from a similarly named Irish band forced them to change their name to blink-182 , but the group earned a higher profile touring the world with Pennywise and NOFX on the 1996-1997 Warped Tour, plus appearing on innumerable skate/surf/snowboarding videos.
The third blink-182 LP, Dude Ranch , was jointly released in 1997 by Cargo and MCA. Dude Ranch expanded the group's audience and went platinum by the end of 1998, due in part to the popularity of their infectious teen anthem, "Dammit (Growing Up)." The group also sign ... read more