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28 Things You Might Not Know About Blink-182

For instance, did you know that Travis Barker used to play under the stage name Baron Von Tito?

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3. Tom DeLonge believes in aliens and his favorite Blink-182 song, "Aliens Exist," is about, well, the existence of aliens.

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"He reads a lot about it, he does a lot of studying on the internet, I know he's gone out to Area 51 to try and see UFOs. And he believes that they're there." -- Mark Hoppus

6. The song "Josie" was named after a neighbor's dog.

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9. Travis' stage name in The Aquabats was Baron Von Tito.

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12. The distinctive riff of "Dammit" was created when Hoppus was forced to skip over the missing two strings on an acoustic guitar.

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17. Mark, Tom, and Travis (and a monkey) all have a cameo in the first "American Pie" movie.

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24. When MCA Records executives came to hear new material while they were recording "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," the band only played these two gag songs:

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The record company executives were terrified.

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26. The opening of "Asthenia" uses real NASA transmissions from the Apollo 9 space flight.

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28. The band announced this week that they're releasing a Christmas album next month. They've done two Christmas songs before.

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