Let's be honest, they were the blueprint. Formed in 1992, this band consisted of members Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus. The group quickly made a name for itself with albums like Dude Ranch and Enema of the State, and is commonly cited as an inspiration for many pop-punk bands today.
Tom DeLonge left the band in 2005, citing different priorities from the other members, and blink-182 announced that they were going on an indefinite hiatus. DeLonge would later go on to form the group Angels and Airwaves, while Hoppus and Barker formed the band +44.
In 2008, Travis Barker was hurt in a plane crash that left six people on board dead, and Barker with critical injuries. The band later cited the near-death experience as the event that caused them to reconnect. In 2009, the group appeared together at The Grammy's to announce that they had gotten back together, before releasing a new album, Neighborhoods.
In 2015, DeLonge announced again that he was leaving the band, and since then has founded To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science in 2017, an organization dedicated to exploring "outer edges of science," including U.F.O's. Meanwhile, DeLonge was replaced by Alkaline Trio guitarist, Matt Skiba. With Skiba, the band has released two albums, California and Nine. In 2019, Hoppus also formed the group Simple Creatures with All Time Low frontman, Alex Gaskarth, while Barker has featured on drums for several popular artists in addition to forming his own music label, DTA Records, which most recently signed artist Avril Lavigne.
In June of 2021, Mark Hoppus announced that he had been undergoing chemotherapy for the last three months. Both DeLonge and Barker expressed support for Hoppus, with DeLonge later saying that the two had "repaired" their friendship. In June of 2021, Hoppus announced that he was officially cancer-free.