Blink-182

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No one will ever forget Whats my age Again

Posted by shean on Sunday, 09.3.06 @ 16:22pm


I'm pissed! Who the hell says blink shouldn't go into the hall of fame! Blink changed punk rock into what it is today. AFI, Block Party, and a bunch of other mediocre bands wouldn't even exist w/ out the influence of Blink. Blink is god-like! And seriously, whoever thinks rappers should be in the hall of fame are no better than the jerks who think blink shouldn't. I mean, come on, hense the name "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame", not "Rappers Hall of Fame". If they wan to be noted, put them into some hip-hop thing, not rock. By putting them in there, its disgracing such greats as Lynyd Skynyrd, Van Morrison, Jim Morrison, the beatles, aerosmith, acdc, led zepplin, and all the other good musicians in the wolrd. You guys should get your act together. Peace...

Posted by M on Saturday, 09.16.06 @ 16:54pm


Oh wow, where to begin?

First off, Blink-182 does not get credit for influencing shitty music. That's a horribly weak argument. And considering that today's punk music is an absolute disgrace, them being responsible for its state sounds more like a criminal indictment than a positive attribute.

As for your rapper argument, you're treading down a slippery slope. It's also not the Punk hall of fame. Punk has asthetic qualities that mark it as distinctly different than rock. What are people like the Ramones doing disgracing the names of Lynryd Skynryd, Van Morisson, Jim Morisson (but not the Doors lol), the Beatles, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and all the other good musicians in the world?

I love the Ramones, I'm only using them to demonstrate my argument.

Posted by Kit on Saturday, 09.16.06 @ 22:00pm


wow they showed the world how to hit a power chord.....theyll never be in. get over it

Posted by curt on Sunday, 12.10.06 @ 10:10am


blink-182 was a legendary punk band, and punk was kind of renewed thanks to them, they wrote many great albums and though not as big as red hot chilli peppers and u2, they deserve to be inducted for their hard work, they do.

Posted by kfeointgh on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 04:48am


Metal got Metallica, Nu-Metal got Korn, Rapcore got Limp Bizkit, Alternative rock got RHCP, So Punk would have Blink-182

Posted by TRTRZ on Friday, 01.19.07 @ 09:54am


They just watered down pop punk, and gave it soem immature lyrics, descendents are the only pop punk band worthy of this

Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 04:59am


Trtrz you are way wrong blink is good but they have no place as the definition of "punk". As punk i think the Sex Pistols will always be number 1 as the influence and the genre

Posted by Bryan on Saturday, 02.24.07 @ 13:04pm


Don't matter what anyone says Blink is the Best band ever thats it end BLINK-182 IS THE BEST!!!!

Posted by Bryan on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:42pm


my favorite band in the world. come on people, even if you don't care for their music, give them the ####ing respect they deserve.

Posted by emily. on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:47pm


AFI was around before blink so they didnt influence them. and rap artists are also known as rock stars. and rap was influenced by rock n' roll so rap artists should be involved.

Posted by champ on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:51pm


AFI was around before blink so they didnt influence them. and rap artists are also known as rock stars. and rap was influenced by rock n' roll so rap artists should be involved.

Posted by champ on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:51pm


AFI was around before blink so they didnt influence them. and rap artists are also known as rock stars. and rap was influenced by rock n' roll so rap artists should be involved.

Posted by champ on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:51pm


blinks chance of getting induced is good so dont worry about the kids on here that say blink 182 is horrible or w.e

Posted by Cory on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:54pm


for the people who said blink just wrote a bunch of immature lyrics, what about the depth of "i miss you", "always", "im lost without you", "down", "not now", "you ####ed up my life", or OF COURSE "adam's song"?????? thats part of the greatness of blink-182. they are so versitile and appeal to so many people. they create fun as WELL as evoke self-reflection. they deserve to be inducted, though, not just for that reason, but for the effect they have had on many punk bands. BLINK 182 SHOULD BE IN HERE.

Posted by erin on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:12pm


Blink got me in to punk rock there the greatest band on the planet they changed my life Blink 182 will NOT Die!

Posted by Stefan on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:30pm


Blink got me in to punk rock there the greatest band on the planet they changed my life Blink 182 will NOT Die!

Posted by Stefan on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:30pm


I think that they will get in here. its not about wether you like them or not or even how popular they were. they have a big part in what pop-punk is today. sure they didnt affect every band today and they werent anything like led zeppelin but they still made a huge contribution to what music is today

Posted by Adam on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:53pm


why hate on punk?
rock music has only evolved over the years and this genre is one of the many manifestations.
if you're going to stick to straight up 'rock' that'll never work because hardly any of the bands aorund today are that true to rock roots.
music changes diverges and evolves with the generation.
give it up, punk rock is here to stay so don't hate.
i'm not a tremendous blink-182 fan, but they've done a lot for the music scene, give them a chance, i think they deserve it.

Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:04pm


All I can think of are the dozens and hundreds of punk bands that make put them to shame.

Even if all you listen to is radio and have set your standards incredibly low, you could still name better punk bands than this one.

Posted by William on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:15pm


blink did what many bands that are already in the hall did, they influenced people and changed people's taste in music. I, just like many other people reading this, was influenced by blink to a whole new genre of music i never heard before. without them i would never have gotten into the type of rock i did and the trends and all that jazz. They did the same thing to a generation of teens that say bands like the cure or zeppelin or the grateful dead to our parents generation. When they were teens, they were hearing that as new and life changing music, and i still thinks its funny that I hear Nirvana's early stuff and Green Day's early stuff now playing on the "classic Rock" stations around me and blink did the same thing to kids as green day did obviously, so basically in summation, why the #### not, they were loud, they were cocky, they were ####in rock stars! they deserve it all!

Posted by Sean on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 02:20am


i love blink 182 so much
they are my most fave band EVER!
i miss you was amazing :)

Posted by raquel on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 09:18am


What can I say, Blink 182 is the best band period and they should and better be inducted into the hall of fame.

Posted by Scott on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 12:33pm


Hell Ya!! Blink should get it NOW!!!!! They paved the way for todays punk...give it NOW!!! Maybe it'll bring them back together

Posted by Kelly on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 17:20pm


It's not early punk, but it's pop punk with funny lyrics and good melodies.

Posted by Seth on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 21:38pm


alrite dude blink 182 was one of the most amazing bands ever, all u guys who say stuff liek they r not good enuff or not talented enuff or whatever dont kno whatsup, i mean if u go up to 10 ppl on the street i guarantee u 9 outta 10 of them have heard of blink and can name at least two songs by them so think about it and they wrote good music and even tho they r gone everyone still likes them and if ne punk bands deserve it u have the obvious nofx and bouncing souls but blink deserves it just as much as ne band think about it

Posted by dan on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 16:54pm


blink is one of the biggest bands ever. they inclfuenced and changed alot of things bands do. like clothing sponsoring, blink-182 started that. If you vote for this then you apparently do not appreciate true good music. they will be inducted or whatevers a word to bring them in the hall of fame. i cant name any better bands than them.

Blink-182 affected my life so much. more than anything else. Blink-182 got me into music. i loved them from the first second i heard them, and i realized that this would be my start into my love of music. Tom delonge, Mark hoppus and Travis barker were amazing put together. Vote yes for this band. this band deserves this after there hard work from a cassette recording in scott raynors(original drummer) bedroom to a real recording studio recording national hits like All The Small things. We will never forget Blink.
Bring Blink Back!

Posted by tomdelongeava182 on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 13:28pm


just on record, the comment that AFI would not exist if it were not for Blink-182 is possibly the most ridiculous phallacy I have ever heard. This does not even warrant an argument in return.

Posted by Adam on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 08:00am


It seems like you tried to combine "fallacy" with "phallus."

Was this intentional?

Posted by William on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 09:42am


I realize you probably just got out of class a few hours ago and wanted to show off your shiny new word, but you might want to double-check the definition of "hypocrite" so you can start using it in context.

Now where's the hypocrisy?

Posted by William on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 14:11pm


Well...for starters, I think they blew any possible chances to make the hall of fame when they broke up. They had a different sound on their last album, but Travis and Tom's fighting caused the band to break up and well...the band probably won't be able to continue the sound they had on the last album.

On the other hand though, B-182 was not the original band in the 90s punk revival. Green Day was...I believe B-182 may have been influenced by GD.

Though, Dammnit has been a popular song for other bands to cover. Rumor has it that SOAD covered the song, but have not been confirmed.

Well...we'll have to see whether they're still an influence as time goes on. If you are still hearing their songs on the radio in 2020, then go ahead. If not...dump it.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 14:17pm


The best of the punk bands, huh? I'm not gonna argue with that statement, but it doesn't say that much. Blink gave us a couple fun litle songs in '99 (All the Small Things and What's My Age Again?) but that's it. They never did anything after that album. Also, listen to a live track of theirs and you'll hear just how untalented they really are.

Posted by Creepozoid on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 02:45am


blink 182 for ever!!!

Posted by Guilherme on Saturday, 06.23.07 @ 10:02am


the most influential pop punk band of all time. i know they are a huge influence on me

Posted by sean on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 22:22pm


"the most influential pop punk band of all time."-sean

What about the Ramones or the Buzzcocks?

Posted by William on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 22:29pm


Even though many people don't consider Blink-182 to have too much outstanding musical talent, they have had a huge influence on the whole emo/punk scene today. The album "Dude Ranch" kept pop punk alive (it's popularity was in the years after albums by Green Day and The Offspring), and "Enema Of The State" basically helped to bring punk music to the masses. Blink's music did speak to a generation, and the influence they created basically meet's the hall's criteria.

Posted by tom on Monday, 07.30.07 @ 22:09pm


I am absolutely disgusted that this website would even include blink-182 as a possible candidate for the greatest and highest honor to a rock & roll artist.

First of all, I'll let it be known that I do not like punk music. However, I will not use that as bias in my argument against blink-182. I will simply testify against them with facts.

They aren't talented, with the exception of Travis Barker, who I believe is an exceptionally talented drummer. Not even the slightest trace of musical talent can be heard in blink-182's melodies. I've heard far more talent in work of other punk acts. To place them in the same immortal ring as such amazing musicians as Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers Band, and Led Zeppelin would be absolutely disgraceful to the good name of rock and roll.

They're immature. They include lyrics that say "Nobody likes you when you're 23" and "Work sucks, I know". Come on, does that measure up to the lyrical depth and meaning of "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan, the powerful illusionary lyrics of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, or the powerful, opinionated words of Neil Young? Or the thoughtful lyrics of Roger Waters and Pink Floyd? I seriously doubt it.

Also, they may have been influential to some modern-day punk and pop-punk artists, but were they truly the greatest and most influential of their time? I can think of another pop-punk band that has been around much longer than blink-182: Green Day, another band I admittedly detest but believe have a case for the Rock Hall based on their longevity, influence, and commercial success. Green Day has done way more for pop-punk than blink-182. While blink has produced a few hit singles and not done much more, Green Day has consistently been topping the charts and selling out albums and concerts since before the early 90s. If I'm correct, blink-182 is no more. Green Day, as much as I dislike them as well, is still going. Also, AFI, Anti-Flag, and Good Charlotte have been outperforming blink-182 at their own game. None of them are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, so why should blink-182 even think on it?

That's what I was getting to next. Lack of longevity kills blink-182's chances. You might argue that the Sex Pistols are in while they didn't exactly stay together very long. Well, there's a major difference there. The Sex Pistols were kind of PIONEERS OF PUNK MUSIC, along with the Ramones and the Clash. Highly influential punk artists were the Sex Pistols. That's why they got away with short-lived success. blink-182 can't hold a candle next to even some punk artists today, let alone the greatest names of the genre. They can't hope to get in based on the few years and few hits they had.

So, you've seen the grand explanation from someone who absolutely despises punk music. I wonder what a hardcore classic punk fan has to say about it.

The bottom line is this:

blink-182 should never even be considered for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This site needs to find great, influential, deserving musicians to consider. It's a shame that you don't give bands like Dream Theater much of a chance, as talented and successful as they are, and don't even have Gov't Mule or Warren Haynes on here. Wow.

Posted by Drew on Monday, 08.6.07 @ 21:03pm


"the powerful illusionary lyrics of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin"

WTF are you talking about? The lyrics to that 8~ song sound like they were written in 30 seconds, with no revisions. Don't get me wrong, I like Zeppelin, but that was a seriously weak argument. You may not like punk music (or simialr music), but that does not mean that other people don't like it. Punk rock is a stripped-down form of rock n roll, so thereby punk is eligible. I know blink wasn't the most talented, but they had their share of grreat songs and helped revive punk/pop-punk in the late 90's, so don't even say they didn't do anything. blink has a VERY good chance of making it into the RNRHOF. Who knows? Maybe their (impending) induction might help them reunite.

Posted by Not the same Drew that posted above this post on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 13:07pm


"I am absolutely disgusted that this website would even include blink-182 as a possible candidate for the greatest and highest honor to a rock & roll artist."-Drew

Truly there is no greater honor than being acknowledged by Jann Wenner. Think about that for a second.

"They're immature. They include lyrics that say "Nobody likes you when you're 23" and "Work sucks, I know". Come on, does that measure up to the lyrical depth and meaning of "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan, the powerful illusionary lyrics of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, or the powerful, opinionated words of Neil Young? Or the thoughtful lyrics of Roger Waters and Pink Floyd? I seriously doubt it."-Drew

Zeppelin. Lemon Song. Kick 'em out?

Posted by William on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 13:34pm


"Zeppelin. Lemon Song. Kick 'em out?" - W

Are you sure? Squeezing one's Lemon until the juice runs down one's leg isn't a profound enough metaphor for the Hall?

Posted by shawn on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 14:49pm


Especially since Zeppelin ripped those lyrics off from old blues songs.

Posted by Dezmond on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 15:32pm


You cannot select just one bad lyrical song to counter the argument. His point was "on the whole", but I guess you missed that? Any band has a few "bad" lyrical songs....

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 16:40pm


"You cannot select just one bad lyrical song to counter the argument. His point was "on the whole", but I guess you missed that?"-Someguy

Really? I quoted his entire paragraph word for word, and he didn't say that. Get better at mind-reading before you attempt it again.

By the way, The Lemon Song is hardly the only Zeppelin song that doesn't hold up to his "epic" standards.

Posted by William on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 21:51pm


He did not say that explicitly...that is correct...his message was implicit though. That is obvious if you read his post, but like I said, I guess you missed that. Plus, anyone that denigrates Zep is an ass...only one of the most (if not the most) celebrated and influential bands in rock history.

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 05:13am


"He did not say that explicitly...that is correct...his message was implicit though. That is obvious if you read his post, but like I said, I guess you missed that."-Nonneroo

Let's read it again together:

"They're immature."

Why would that be?

"They include lyrics that say "Nobody likes you when you're 23" and "Work sucks, I know"."

So they're immature because of the content of their lyrics. Already I'm asking how that makes Zep and others impervious, since, as I said already, the "one song" I quoted is far from the only song they wrote that could be labeled "immature."

"Plus, anyone that denigrates Zep is an ass...only one of the most (if not the most) celebrated and influential bands in rock history."-Nonono

Who were taken to court multiple times and forced to change credits on many of "their" songs because they "borrowed" lyrics, progressions, and entire songs from lesser-known artists without crediting them, essentially avoiding paying several fortunes in royalties to their deserving influences. I don't think pointing out their shortcomings is some sort of betrayal to music itself, you wuss.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 17:24pm


Amen, William. I really dig Zeppelin, but nobody is above criticism. Zeppelin ripped off Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson, to name a few. For instance, "Whole Lotta Love" rips off the lyrics to Muddy's "You Need Love" in their entirety (which may have been written by Dixon).

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 17:55pm


Obviosuly, they should have given credit where credit was due....but money aside, I think their "borrowing" of music, lyrics, etc. just demonstrates their love and passion for blues music. As for Bill, he is so predictable at this point...I could write his responses ahead of time. But, I guess if I did that, he could sue me...LOL

BTW, the point is, why do you have to go around this site pointing out "shortcomings" of beloved bands? To look "good" or more intelligent. Let me guess, your an asshole...

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 18:28pm


Because pulling punches for the sake of "beloved bands" is stupid. Every band is beloved to someone you worthless hypocrite.

Best not step on any toes, huh? Grow a pair, and don't expect them to be coddled.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 18:45pm


Anonymous, you say "money aside" like it was a minor issue. I am sure you are well aware of the shameful history of black artists (and some white ones) being ripped off and not being paid their rightful royalties from their endeavors. For Led Zeppelin to use their music as much more than mere "inspiration", but to actually use the lyrics of some of these songs IN THEIR ENTIRETY and then to not give songwriting credit to them is really bad. For people like Willie Dixon to have to take them to court just to get his rightful credit and cut...that should not have had to happen.

I am a big Zep fan. They were a brilliant band. And I like how they took these blues classics and put their own spin on them. But at the least, they should have had the integrity to give co-songwriting credit to the masters on whose shoulders they were standing.

Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 08.29.07 @ 08:37am


"Of course they should have been paid for things stolen...that is evident..." - anon

Then please don't trivialize it by saying "money aside.."; see, the money is the whole point. Without the royalty, all that "love" for Blues music is simply crass plagiarism.

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 15:06pm


OK,OK...
to all of you kids who say that Blink 182 should get into the Rock Hall of Fame. you say they deserve respect, OK i do respect them for making music. BUT COME ON! the question we should ask is, have they POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY influeced music? i got your answer, NEGATIVELY!! i mean, who the fuck listens to Blink 182??...TEENAGERS!...or at least people who are immature about LIFE. so dont fucking come here and tell me that they should be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame!
FUNNY LYRICS???!!! WHAT THE FUCK!! rock is not supposed to be FUNNY!! and that brings me to that same point again, ONLY TEENAGERS LISTEN TO THIS FUCKING BAND!

Posted by Eli on Monday, 09.10.07 @ 03:17am


"FUNNY LYRICS???!!! WHAT THE FUCK!! rock is not supposed to be FUNNY!!"

that argument is bollocks. many lyricists have been 'funny' in their writing. for example The Smiths made Panic (which you are less likely to understand the further away from north west england you were raised) and The Beautiful South made Don't Marry Her ('no don't mary her, fuck me').

Posted by liam on Thursday, 10.11.07 @ 15:19pm


"AFI, Block Party, and a bunch of other mediocre bands wouldn't even exist w/ out the influence of Blink."

sorry, is that the same Bloc Party as made A weekend in the city? if you bothered to research he bands that you so incorrectly use as ammuntion, you would know that bloc party were heavily influenced by 80s post punk and alternative

Posted by liam on Thursday, 10.11.07 @ 15:21pm


"Though, Dammnit has been a popular song for other bands to cover. Rumor has it that SOAD covered the song, but have not been confirmed."

Oooh, wow! Might give me even more of a buzz than the rumours about The Spice Girls covering Aqua!

"If you are still hearing their songs on the radio in 2020, then go ahead"

If by 'Go Ahead' you mean throw yourself off of a tall building; bathe in petrol then have a smoke; run into an army barracks with a replica gun etc, then i must agree with you!

Can't say I've ever heard a B182 song on the radio, but I'd trust you, maple, as it seems to be your biggest source of musical-info

Posted by liam on Wednesday, 10.17.07 @ 13:36pm


Liam, FYI, Blink still gets a lot of airplay on US modern rock stations. This includes "Dammit", which is now 10 years old, as well as various other songs. In the UK it may be a different story. There may be a difference of cultures here.

I also don't understand the whole "you're stupid for getting musical info from the radio" thing. Isn't that what the radio is for?

Posted by A-Killa on Wednesday, 10.17.07 @ 15:19pm


sorry, MAINSTREAM radio is what I meant.

i don't know about the US, but mainstream UK radio seems to be a constant rotation of Timbaland produced/written tracks, popular britpop, and the occasional bit of pop punk calling itself 'emo'.

Posted by liam on Thursday, 10.18.07 @ 11:55am


Alright, let's get one thing straight. Musically, no one will ever touch The Beatles or Led Zeppelin, but those two bands are a horrible basis of comparison for Blink-182. Everyone and their mother knows that Tom DeLonge wasn't the best guitarist, but remember, he was trying to imitate power chord driven bands like the Descendents and Screeching Weasel. To compare Blink to the aforementioned rock icons just doesn't fit. But that does not mean that the influence Blink left isn't there. If you like at the pop punk/emo (yes, emo...haters can hate all they want), 9 out of 10 bands will cite Blink-182 as a major influence. Their music helped to define a generation, and isn't that what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is looking for?

Posted by Tom on Friday, 10.26.07 @ 23:18pm


Not alot of bands came out before blink, and after them, the world is littered with up and coming punk bands, Travis Barker is the Buddy Rich of this generation, Blink is the Cream of Punk. I say yes.

Posted by SSR on Saturday, 10.27.07 @ 11:07am


1) blink-182 are pop punk

2) The Buzzcocks are the cream of pop punk

Posted by liam on Saturday, 10.27.07 @ 11:17am


Without doubt - yes. Blink-182 changed the face of pop punk, and - if you will - rock 'n' roll in the late 90's. Their influence still shines through today with several Top 10 albums around the globe over the last 10 years being influenced by what they do. So, yes, Blink-182 should be in the hall of fame for what they've achieved in both sides of their life, the fun part and the business part.


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Posted by Grant Glendinning on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 09:49am


come on everyone,why don't vote for BLINK 182.?they were the greatest punk rock band in the world.IF you guys don't VOTE for BLINK 182 you are waisting a great i mean a great talent..!! i just don't get it why people don't support BLINK 182 as before..!!?/?IS IT BECAUSE THEY SEPERATED THAT NOBODY SEEMS TO LIKE BLINK 182 THAT MUCH AS BEFORE, OR WHAT??!!..come on all punks and non-punks VOTE for BLINK 182 so everyone can know how important that band was ....!!AND MAYBE THEY WILL REUNITE AGAIN AND SAY,"MAN, IF WE REALLY WERE THAT IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE LET'S REUNITE, AND LEAVE ALL OF THE PAST BEHIND US AND BECOME THE BAND THAT WE FIRST PLAYED IN, BLINK 182." EVERYONE admitt it BLINK 182 WAS the GREATEST BAND ....!!!!and ya'll know that!!!!....remember the unforgetable songs of BLINK 182....!!!! "ALL THE SMALL THINGS" "FIRST DATE" "DAMMIT" "STAY TOGETHER FOR THE KIDS" "ADAMS SONG" "JOSIE" "MISS YOU" and other unforgetable songs!!!!..... SO PLEASE VOTE FOR BLINK 182....!!!!YES!!!!(^_^){*_*}[-_-]I'LL BE WRITING MORE COMMENTS ON WHY BLINK 182 SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE FUTURE ROCK HALL OF FAME!!!! P.S.---- I just can't believe that i still love BLINK 182 as the #1 band and i'm barely 12 yrs. old!!!!BLINK 182 ,above all ,is #1 in my heart!!!! and it is my GOAL to make BLINK 182 popular AGAIN, as when they were still in the band!!!!IT'S MY DUTY TO SERVE BLINK 182!!!!AS #1 ON ALL THE MUSIC CHARTS AGAIN!!!!....I LOVE THEM SO MUCH THAT I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO REUNITE THEM ONCE AGAIN AND TO RAISE THEM TO THE TOP AS ONCE THEY WERE!!!!that is a place for BLINK 182!!!!ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD!!!!....

Posted by janis on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 02:55am


"i'm barely 12 yrs. old!!!!"-janis

Speaks for itself. Even in the world of pop-punk, there are more deserving bands, let alone the entirety of punk. Once again I must stress that ignorance does not bother me so much as people acting on ignorance. The more you learn, the more you'll discover there is to learn, and the more you'll come to appreciate how little you know.

Posted by William on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 06:06am


"they were the greatest punk rock band in the world" - janis

1. subjective
2. the majority of people in the know about punk rock would disagree
3. not punk rock

"AS #1 ON ALL THE MUSIC CHARTS AGAIN!!" - janis

wow, you must listen to all of billboard 100 and modern rock....gosh

Posted by liam on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 10:20am


"wow, you must listen to all of billboard 100 and modern rock....gosh"-liam

Hey, The Animal Collective's Strawberry Jam released at (I believe) #74. At least some portion of the populace knows what it's doing.

Oddly enough this was the same week Iced Earth's fans were cheering that its new album debuted at #78.

Posted by William on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 16:03pm


hey, William and liam .... what the f*ck do you guys know 'bout punks nothin i guess,jerks....

ohh, and William i do know more than you know,....if you don't know me don't say anything....

AND BY THE WAY liam WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW....????!!!!the kids that i know at my school still like BLINK 182 and my friends ARE PUNKS....

i have a question for you guys....
WHY DO YOU GUYS HATE BLINK-182?
WHAT DO YOU GUYS HAVE AGAINST THEM?

answer them with:

why?
how?
and other things....

Posted by janis on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 21:44pm


"ohh, and William i do know more than you know"-janis

It's kind of hard to prove that by talking only about a single band and appealing to a nonexistent authority ("my friends are punks"). For all it matters here, your friends could be imaginary. Just saying you have punk friends is not reinforcing your credibility. A decent argument might.

And actually, it's not my job to make a case AGAINST your band, it's your job to make a case FOR it.

Posted by William on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 22:20pm


"hey, William and liam .... what the f*ck do you guys know 'bout punks nothin i guess,jerks...." - janis

Ofcourse, guess away, but you'll probably be wrong. I've already got a strong idea of your view of 'punk' (namely Green Day, Offspring...).

"ohh, and William i do know more than you know,...." - janis

you don't

"ohh, and William i do know more than you know,....if you don't know me don't say anything...." - janis

Way to contradict yourself there, twat.

"WHY DO YOU GUYS HATE BLINK-182?
WHAT DO YOU GUYS HAVE AGAINST THEM?"

You basically just asked the same question in a different way. It'll be the first piece of evidence in my 'Why janis is a waste of time' argument

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 11.13.07 @ 13:01pm


LIAM, I DON'T LIKE GREENDAY,BUT MAYBE YOU DO....


-"Why janis is a waste of time"-liam


I MEAN COME ON COULDN'T OU HAVE JUST COME UP WTH SOMTHING MORE CREATIVE & MORE USEFUL....?

I DIDN'T ASK THE SAME QUESTION BY THE WAY , IF YOU WERE THAT SMART YOU WOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT....EVEN A BABY WOULD HAVE KNOWN THE DIFFERENCE.....DUH....


here if you want me to refrase it to your immature kind of language it means:
1)why don't you like them?

2)what "happened" that you guys don't like them?


now do you understand the difference?..........


and by the way this is not for arguements it's for commets..................................



can't you get over it..........PLEASE
it has gotten annoying...........

can't we just be friends.............?


i know that our going to put this in your arguement about me,........
SO GET OVERIT PLEASE..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by janis on Tuesday, 11.13.07 @ 20:27pm


BY THE WAY WAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE/LISTEN TO.....?>>><<<

POP,HIP POP,ORCHESTRA,ETC....?


DO YOU LIKE AFI OR SOMETHIN',..?//..,,


TO-liam-...........^_^

Posted by janis on Tuesday, 11.13.07 @ 20:33pm


"here if you want me to refrase it to your immature kind of language" - janis

OK LOLZ I WILL CUT OUT ALL TH@ SHITTY GRMMR + PUNCTUATION NONSENS AND TRY 2 SPEK TH WAY U DO........................................................................................................................OK?!?!?! <_>

"LIAM, I DON'T LIKE GREENDAY,BUT MAYBE YOU DO...." - janis

Maybe the world is flat. I don't, by the way, like Green Day at all, but that really doesn't matter, as this hall of fame doesnt take into account personal preference (well, I say that...), and judged on innovation and influence; two things which, along with song writing talent, blink 182 lacked.

"and by the way this is not for arguements it's for commets"

Who says? The question asked is:

"Will Blink-182 be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?"

And I intend to give my two cents toward that. You, on the other hand, only expressed your 'admiration' (to put it lightly) of the band.

"BY THE WAY WAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE/LISTEN TO"

Make a few worthwhile contributions on this site, and you'll probaly find out, or I might even answer that question

Posted by liam on Wednesday, 11.14.07 @ 10:52am


ok liam if you don't blink 182 then don't get on the page,ok....go to another page to make your silly comments....OR STOP BOTHERING ME AND LEAVE YOUR ARGUMENTS TO YOUR EMPTY HEAD AND DON'T SAY A WORD ABOUT MY COMMENTS....!!!!!>_<.

Posted by janis on Wednesday, 11.14.07 @ 23:17pm




OHH....AND I DO LIKE BLINK 182, MORE THAN ANYONE IN THE WORLD....!!!!

Posted by janis on Wednesday, 11.14.07 @ 23:18pm


This is not a fan page, it is an open-ended discussion involving all sides. If you can't handle criticism of your "favoritest" band, then why should WE leave at your convenience?

Posted by William on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 02:08am


Isn't this girl like 12 years old?...I mean c'mon people, if that is the case....

Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 05:46am


TO WHICH ONE OF US ARE YOU TALKIN' 'BOUT ...CAUSE WE'RE TWINS..

IF YOU'RE TALKIN' TO ME I'M NOT SAYIN' THAT YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE PAGE ....I'M JUST SAYIN THAT TO JUST STOP CRITIZING MY COMMENTS(opinions).....

Posted by janis on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 23:32pm


AND I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND liam....
MY TWIN DISLIKES YOU.BUT I DON'T.

I JUST WANT TO GET TO KNOW U BETTER.

Posted by janis on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 23:37pm


"AND I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND liam...."

Maybe you guys can get together and trade Brat dolls and watch High School Musical.

Posted by shawn on Friday, 11.16.07 @ 07:49am


i HATE high school musical and brat dolls..

but if u like them i can't accuse u for liking them so much ..

and maybe u even have the whole collection of brat dolls and of high school musical dvd's , posters , and etc....

Posted by janis on Wednesday, 11.21.07 @ 04:19am


"and maybe u even have the whole collection of brat dolls and of high school musical dvd's , posters , and etc...." -janis

Janis, you're gonna want to discuss these things with Anon; he'd love to start a dialogue with you, maybe turn you onto Rush and G.I. Joes and his gritty adventures from New York City. Good guy.

Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 11.21.07 @ 08:15am


well shawn i wouldn't..but i could see that you're still a kid or are a kid because u know all your favorite cartoonsand dolls..

Posted by janis on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 23:45pm


From the way you type and your completely childish reasoning, I'd be unpleasantly suprised if YOU weren't a kid.

Posted by William on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 00:50am


wat the f*ck i didn't write that!..and i don't even have a twin..who did that..!?

Posted by janis on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 22:38pm


Incase you didn't notice: NO ONE GIVES A SHIT

Posted by liam on Wednesday, 12.5.07 @ 11:08am


um liam ...who asked u..?

Posted by janis on Friday, 12.7.07 @ 17:10pm


any ways i'm going to stop arguing with u..

Posted by janis on Friday, 12.7.07 @ 17:11pm


blink 182 rox!!i agree with janis.blink 182 rox!!

Posted by mark on Friday, 12.7.07 @ 17:15pm


No, Janis, no one actually asked you in the first place.

And blibk 182 do no rock....they very softly 'punk'.

Posted by liam on Friday, 12.7.07 @ 17:16pm


never forget what?
Blink 182 should go in for the same reason Madonna went in......extream pop cred. But they cant really play, and they were big (asnd i assume you loved them) because they said dirty words that mommy and daddy didnt like.....dont be offended, i have all their albums, but really be realistic here. To the credit of the band however they did lead to a lot of people getting in to really great music....rancid ......ect. and that leads to the clash and that , is why the should be thanks but not in the hall

Posted by Jaymon on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 09:58am


"From the way you type and your completely childish reasoning, I'd be unpleasantly suprised if YOU [janis] weren't a kid."

Really? How do you handle the idea of an adult who used THAT kind of reasoning?

Posted by liam on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 12:22pm


Drinking and crying.

Posted by William on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 12:29pm


"Blink 182 should go in for the same reason Madonna went in......extream pop cred."

Wrong. Madonna put some great pop records out, which is something blink 182 failed to do.

2and they were big (asnd i assume you loved them) because they said dirty words that mommy and daddy didnt like"

No, I never loved them. Not ever.

Because they used dirty words? I'd actually put it down to the startlingly big percentage of the world's population who think they're punk, just because they said something like "fuck fuck fuck fuck" over some shitty 3 chord progression. Controversial artists? There are PLENTY who actually cause some real controversy, whilst at the same time both putting out good music and not misusing explicit language.

"and that leads to the clash and that"

Punk would PROBABLY be similiar had the Clash never been.

Posted by liam on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 10:59am


blink 182 was great unlike other bands.
blink 182's songs did have meaning in them.
you would know that if you'd listen to their songs.
their last album they made was more serious than their other albums.
(like : "feeling this" , "i miss you" , "obvious" , "violence" , "stockholm syndrome" , "asthenia" , and etc...
that album was showing their serious side.
but there were also the other songs that you say were "immature".
(like : "what's my age again?" , "shut up' , the all time favorite "all the small things" , and etc.






liam your caviling my typing.you should look at yours and see that yours looks more childish than mine..

and maybe you listen to some shitty music.and you think that your so great.but by the looks of it your NOT!
put a sock in it and shut up!stop arguing with people and just put your opinions but don't pick on people..like you're doing with me..

Posted by janis on Tuesday, 12.18.07 @ 20:46pm


u r pretty dum liam aren't u?
i know u r. r u like a little girl like of about 8 or 7 yrs old? because it looks like it!
i know that blink 182 played pop/punk.wat i meant was that blink 182 rox! u still don't understand let me put it in ur childish language:
"blink 182 rules!"
does it make sense to u now?get it?

Posted by mark on Tuesday, 12.18.07 @ 20:51pm


Did the English language beat you as a small child? Is that why you hate it?

Posted by William on Wednesday, 12.19.07 @ 00:57am


Hey, mark and janis, the problem is that you presume that I don't already have total disregard for anything posted with your names on it. Which I actually do have, by the way.

"put a sock in it and shut up!stop arguing with people and just put your opinions but don't pick on people..like you're doing with me.."

janis, your argument is horse shite. You're allowed to post your thoughts, but I'm not, is that it?

"r u like a little girl like of about 8 or 7 yrs old? because it looks like it!"

I know plenty of 7 and 8 year olds whose grammar beats the stuff your using into a pulp. And makes it bleed.

Nice insult there, William.

Posted by liam on Wednesday, 12.19.07 @ 11:10am


"I know plenty of 7 and 8 year olds whose grammar beats the stuff your using into a pulp.
And makes it bleed." -liam

Ha-ha-ha-ha! Funny Liam.

Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 12.19.07 @ 11:59am


Oh, didn't you realise? EVERYONE born in England is installed with the exact same style of dry wit and humour at birth.

Posted by liam on Wednesday, 12.19.07 @ 12:04pm


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Posted by mark on Monday, 01.7.08 @ 17:58pm


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Posted by janis on Monday, 01.7.08 @ 18:09pm


I think it's good that they let it wait a while before they put blink in...
just to let it settle...

Posted by andrew on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 22:24pm


Buzzcocks > blink-182

Ramones > blink 182

Undertones > blink 182

The Jam > blink 182

On and on...

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 10:11am


Not familiar with Blink-182...time for another visit to Rhapsody...

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 10:23am


No need, Terry. Maybe you would wanna give Dookie by Green Day a try (none of Green Day's other stuff is worthhile, though), but blink is just like a bland copy of all the artists I just mentioned in my above comemnt.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 10:52am


Thanks for the suggestion...I was never familiar with Talk Talk (who you previously mentioned) until I heard Gwen Stefani butcher "Its My Life", and someone suggested listening to the original. Made my ears perk up! It seems when music goes on an upswing in the U.S. it starts with a "wave" or "invasion" from the U.K.

Another guitarist for ya...Eric Johnson (he'd kill himself if he ever made a mistake...LOL) The intro to "Cliffs Of Dover" made me want to take up the tuba!!!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 11:05am


Liam...

Check this out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8eouDOsUOM

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 11:13am


to all the Blink critics i suggest u to get the facts right -i mean WTF Blink 182 is the best band there is AND will be the best even if they splitted-they influenced everyone from pop-punk to alternative bands existing today-hell they should be inducted 2008 itself-they deserve to be and are worthy of it!!!!!!

Posted by metao jami on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 07:53am


Well, this was interesting reading. 5 minutes of my life that I will never get back. Is Janis really 12? It seemed like there is the real Janis and some knucklehead sending comments using her name as well.

As for Blink 182. I am thinking no, but then I only have heard a few of their songs. And to be honest, I heard nothing that would have caused me to invest any money into one of their CD's. That is not to say that I am right and a fan of theirs is wrong.

Now will someone tell me what the hell is pop-punk? How can punk be pop? I remember punk being anything but pop. Maybe punk turning pop is the real reason CBGB's closed ;-}

Liam - please explain to the old long hair. I cannot take all these sub-sub genres. I am putting on one of my Buzzcock albums (Vinyl - can't beat the sound)

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 12:05pm


"Dis band r teh best band n i don't haf to proov it wit stuff like facks n sytashuns or gud inglish cuz it r tru n teh rulz shuld be changd just fer them cuz i say so."

That's pretty much what I just read.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 12:39pm


You got that much out of it??? I'm impressed...

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 18:47pm


"Did the English language beat you as a small child? Is that why you hate it?"

William, you are hilarious. And I actually listen to Blink. Say what you will about my taste in music, but you are a funny man.

Posted by Tom on Thursday, 02.28.08 @ 21:25pm


hell yes blink-182 should make it
15% chance is bull shit

Posted by mike on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 22:43pm


Okay, blink182 really deserves to get into the rock hall of fame. They singlehandedly made modern punk popular. Unfortunately they get grouped with good charlote, fall out boy, and simple plan. Without the influence of blink 182, none of these bands would even exist! For example, Enema of the state is probably the most famous and influential of all the blink albums. Everyone has heard at least one song off that cd, and most, if not all people, like it. If the rock and roll hall of fame takes groups in due to influence, then why not the group that created and made popular modern punk?

Posted by matt herbert on Wednesday, 06.11.08 @ 12:44pm


"They singlehandedly made modern punk popular."

Hahahahahahaha! What an idiot!

Ignorance is bliss, eh?

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 06.11.08 @ 13:56pm


Liam, I guess you're not familiar with the "modern punk" sub-genre.

Posted by Rich on Wednesday, 06.11.08 @ 14:58pm


Rich, I guess you're not aware of Green Day, or the different possible interpretations of the meaning of "modern."

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 06.11.08 @ 15:07pm


YES blink-182 should be put in the hall of fame. they sold around 23 million records worldwide and influenced tons of bands and people. the only thing is it would be kind of awkward at the induction ceremony since they are on an "indefinate hiatus"

Posted by Geordy on Thursday, 06.26.08 @ 23:06pm


well that whole conversation got completely off topic.....

"Will Blink-182 be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?"

YES! They do deserve it.

They did go on hiatus, but anything is possible. Nirvana is also an amazing band, that is sadly gone. So who ever said not being together was the reason they wouldnt get it should look at the "also nominated" list.

Their last album has an incridiblly different sound, but it was an awesome sound and showed how they developed as artists, perfomers, people perfectly.

Blink developed from the 90's punk revival, that Greenday conquerd, into the emo/pop-punk sound that is everywhere. They grew into something new while Greenday, just kinda, sat down and took a breath, that was deserved.

Also Greenday didnt influence Blink, they were influenced by groups like The Desendents. Greenday is also NOT a pop punk band.

I believe that i will be listening to blink when i am twenty, thirty, fifty because they allowed thier fans to grow up with them. They are plainly immature, that is part of what makes them great. they have humor, whereas most dont. Dude ranch is young while Blink-182's self titled is obviously much more mature.

Some people want to say a few hit singles, a few is two, they have more than that. They were huge video hit, a new frontier that they along with others tried to push to the limits. lets list some hits for those who only care about MTV:

Dammit
What's My Age Again
Adam's Song
All The Small Things
First Date
Stay Together For The Kids
Feeling This
I Miss You
Always
Down

They are entertaining. On thier live tracks and talented. On The Mark Tom and Travis Show Adam's Song is amazing. Who ever said thier live tracks suck doesnt enjoy concerts much, because shows are going to be different and they made thier shows different.

They are a talented band. they have awesome riffs with beautiful, simple vocals and melodies. Not many bands can have simple and make it fly the way Blink did.

They were extremly different and influencial to the next generation of bands. They were at one point the greatest band in the world, playing in areana venues as the main performence, which is basiclly impossible for any current band to attain alone. BLINK - 182 deserves to be in the hall of fame!

Posted by on and on and on.... on Monday, 09.1.08 @ 02:03am


Great band they put lifes Roll back in ROCK!!!!
YES

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 20:37pm


This is a friggin' joke right?
The Ramones
The Damned
Sex Pistols
The Clash
The Buzzcocks
The Jam

Posted by bill on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 08:22am


Hip-HOP and rap SUcks BLINK 182 rule
REALLY IN THIS ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME SHIT RAPPERS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED WORLD KNOWS BLINK 182 RULE AND THEY ARE TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME

AT LAST KEP THE RAP SHIT TO YOURSELF

Posted by Punk rulez on Friday, 10.3.08 @ 09:43am


Shut the fuk up. Whenever you're ready.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 10.3.08 @ 09:51am


Have to agree with Liam on this.

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Friday, 10.3.08 @ 10:08am


Hilarious! The thread that is. It must be fun arguing against those whose musical knowledge goes as far back as Blink-182! I mean who were the Buzzcocks? Ramones? Sex Pistols? The Jam? X? Dead Kennedys? The Clash? The Stooges? Siouxsie and the Banshees? Wire? Television? Black Flag? Stiff Little Fingers? Husker Du? Minutemen? Obviously not as important or inlfuential as the awesome Blink-182!!!!!!!!!!!! Exclamation points to emphasize ignorance! Okay that was my weak attempt at sarcasm.

Most of what constitutes the so-called Punk Revival is watered down at best. As alternative quickly became mainstream hordes of bands influenced by truly innovative bands of the 70's and 80's became a new generation's popular artists. And most of their fans, had they grown up in the late 70's or 80's probably wouldn't have been fans of the original punk movement, or even the hardcore movement that quickly followed because those bands didn't get mainstream airplay. Instead most Blink-182 fans would have been Journey fans. Or Boston fans. Or Def Leppard fans. Or Bon Jovi fans. Because, you know, that's what was popular back in the day, just like Blink-182.

Posted by ms.music on Friday, 10.3.08 @ 13:20pm


Blink-182 sucks

Posted by Pen Islander on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 10:37am


The Arguments I've heard have been terrible. Green Day invented Pop Punk, and the Popularity of their "American Idiot" is probably the biggest influence for all these "Pop Punk Bands" to be starting (Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco etc.) Blink -182 did nothing, for no one. Your giving them Green Day's Credit, and besides, if Blink-182 did influence these pop punk bands, isn't that just influencing shit? I don't think Blink-182 will get in, and apparently this website doesn't either (14 % induction chance ain't that high).

Posted by Calzone on Tuesday, 10.28.08 @ 16:35pm


Calzone
Hey who cares who invented what??? Blink 182 sounds GREAT!!!! Gee if you went by this forum the New York Dolls as good or are better than Donavon ,Ringo ,Wings, Supertramp
Pete Townshend,Jimmy Buffett, Kingsmen and.....etc etc

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 10.28.08 @ 18:58pm


More like Blink-One-Eighty-Poo

Posted by Bad Grammer on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 17:05pm


mrxyz

No, this forum doesn't list who's better, it lists who's getting in the rock and roll hall of fame. And yeah, The New York Dolls do have a better chance than donovan, ringo, wings, Pete Townshend, Jimmy Buffet, Kindsmen, and etc etc. Ringo's solo career was awful, and not influential at all. Pete Townshend should have never left The Who, and his solo career wasn't influential either. Jimmy Buffet didn't even cut a good studio album. His Greatest HIts is good, but that's not enough. Supertramp won't get in, because rock critics, and the rock hall, like to act like the 70's Prog movement never happened, because It didn't amount to much. I think that's stupid, but what are you going to do? The New York Dolls influnced punk more than anyone other then The Stooges. They should be in, because punk changed everything.

Posted by Calzone on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 13:35pm


Blink 182 is definatley gonna make it to the hall of fame! for the same reasons the Sex Pistols or Nirvana or the Smashing Pumpkins. They played a roll in ever teenagers life! Whether it be the times when were sad and we listen to adam's song or Alway. or When were so happy and jam to all the small things or Whats my age again! They are Historic!

Posted by ryan on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 12:23pm


Yes to Blink 182 as a band and as individual session players!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 01.25.09 @ 13:01pm


THEY'RE BACK!!!!!!!!

Posted by WHOCARES on Sunday, 02.8.09 @ 22:33pm


Actually, blink-182 is one of the most influential artists of today (whether that is a good or bad thing is a matter of opinion). And that is not giving them Green Days credit. Every modern band in the modern pop/punk/emo movement cites blink-182 as an influence. Hell, Panic at the Disco and All Time Low started out as blink cover bands. Pete Wentz said that blink is one of his top influences. Now, like I said, whether you think this is good or bad is a matter of opinion (personally, I'm happy about it). However, to deny the influence of blink-182 is to be as ignorant as you claim others to be for only listen to the Billboard stuff. That being said, one also cannot deny the influence of older punk bands (The Descendants, Screeching Weasel, The Stooges, The Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, Ramones, the Clash, etc.) I like to think of it as a ladder, whereas the aforementioned artists are what constitutes the ladder in the first place. blink-182 was/is the next rung.

Posted by JamesW on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 11:43am


blink 182 kickkss ass ndd iss the ebestt skater rock punk rap rock or anyother label youh wanna put them under there the bestt =)

Posted by stephanie on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 06:44am


ok there are a lot betetr punk bands then blink thats for sure.descendents and ramones are examples and sx pistols.but blink should go in.sure they influenced a bunch of these shitty ass poser emo pose punk powerpop bands but they also influenced many underground punk bands.blink influenced pop/emo/punk and alternative.how many bands do u know that influenced that many types of genres.

Posted by ethan on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 14:47pm


I was all set to provide some intellectual discourse about why they don't belong, and then I read this...

"blink 182 kickkss ass ndd iss the ebestt skater rock punk rap rock or anyother label youh wanna put them under there the bestt =)"

There's nothing I can add to such wisdom. Thankfully, thee doors will remain closed forever and the above comment should make any further explaination redundant.

Posted by E Myron Fogarty on Tuesday, 03.24.09 @ 11:11am


Whoever says that all blink-182 lyrics are immature have obviously only heard their early singles which were more pop sounding because this makes the single successful, since the general public who listens to the radio doesn't accept things that are too punkish or different. The fans know that there is a lot of depth in blink -182 lyrics and there is no doubt about it. For those who say they have no talent, well it doesn't really matter if they can't sing live perfectly, most bands can't. If BLink had no talent at all and are such a bad band then how could they have lasted this long? It's 2009 and they still have an epic fanbase from all ages. If they really are a hopeless band i don't think they would have bothered reuniting. Anyway, stuff you haters. MAybe some people don't want to be living in the past listening to all the classic rock & punk bands. You can't just expect everything to be sounding exactly the same over all the years. ALl genres evolve over the years. BLink 182 as a band itself has evolved over the years which is great cause that means their music is fresh and it doesn't all sound the same. In the end, I don't even care about what sub genre name you want to give blink, i just love their music and I think their untitled album is a brilliant cd, and it's hard not to enjoy even after it's been listened to 100 times. I am 14 yrs old, my brother is 18 and my sister is 22 and we've grown up loving blink... even my mum and dad like it so it can't just be teens that like it. MOst teens i know only like hip hop and r & b. If it wasn't for blink i might have ended up with the same bad mainstream music taste as them :S


Posted by chloe on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 11:26am


Blink-182 is one of my favorite 90s bands. Catchy, fast paced music. Don't know if they'll make the Hall or not. Probably need a couple more really good albums. Kiss up to Wenner, etc. to ensure election some day. I think 'Take of Your Pants & Jacket' is a great album.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 05.1.09 @ 06:26am


"Blink-182 is one of my favorite 90s bands"

No it's not, they were always shite

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Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 17:58pm


Listen its okay for you guys that dont like blink to have your opinion..just like me and millions of others also have the right to our opinion of being fans of them. Really thats the end of that topic cause thats not what this forum is about..

Its about whether or not blink belongs in the rock and roll hall of fame...but that decision is not really up to any of us.. so all we can do is make educated guesses.. my guess is yes.. if you follow the trends of the rock and roll hall of fame.. Blink is an iconic rock band of our era (meaning if you are anywhere from 15-35) not saying that anyone of all ages cant appreciate blinks music... but its our generation. Its like someone said above you really cant even site all the dozens and dozens of bands that were influenced by blink-182, some of them are the hugest acts today. And now its 2009 and blink has reformed and are bigger and better than ever.. selling out jones beach for 2 dates in a matter of a half hour, with a greatest hits cd that has just a pin prick of the total hits this band really has... they really are masters at writing catchy awesome fast paced songs. Buts thats not what punk always was about.. punk was down and dirty.. angry.. not so happy.. not really catchy music.. and really to most people was unlistenable, not saying that i dont like that music or that its bad, im just tlaking about general public of that time.(talking about the clash era) Not saying that there wasnt a huge fan base for punk.. just saying it wasnt everyones cup of tea. Now blink expanded on that idea.. just as green day did. They still talked about alot of the same stuff with the same messages, but they put a twist on it.. instead of being angry, lets make music that makes people happy to be where they are. no matter what is going on in their lives or the world with fast paced hooks.. catchy lyrics and a funny attitude towards life in thier music.. (this is where green day missed in a way cause they took a different route, but still a good one at that) For many kids this was a key element in their life, and just as their music influenced the first few blink fans, it spread like wild fire when they became more popular... they are the ones who revolutionized punk music to what it is today, and again you may or may not like what it is today, but it is what it is and blink is one of the main reasons it got that way. As it was said above in this post and in others in this forum, tons and tons of bands today cite blink as their number 1 or number 2 influence for being a band. Blink and green day sharing those two crowns. But blink took it to a different level than green day did with the clothing lines, shoe brands, and the new revolutionary ways fans can interact with thier favorite bands like mod life and some others. Blink did revolutionize rock and influenced thousands, and aquired millions of fans, and record sales, and is one of the iconic revolutionary bands of our era, and still are kicking strong in 2009 with a huge upcoming tour, and an album due in 2010. So again pose the question.. Will blink-182 make it to the hall of fame? My answer is Yes i think so, and deservingly. regaurdless if you like them or not, facts are facts. Another thing it is rediculous to compare blink to led zep, beatles and the other classic bands, cause they are from a diff time in rock history, music does change whether you like it or not, for better or for worse, and so shoule the rock and roll hall of fame list with the generations of music. As far as rap being induced into the rock hall of fame... its a possibility, after all I can count all the relevant rap acts on my two hands, so i doubt they would make a rap hall of fame, so might as well put them in to the rock and roll hall of fame.. after all rap is influenced by rock.

Posted by Enough is Enough on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 07:44am


oh c'mon. if anyone is responsible for modern punk, it's the offspring or green day.

Posted by Justin on Thursday, 07.30.09 @ 16:52pm


Dude just listen to modern punk.. tell me who it sounds like more green day or blink-182... and the offspring is sick and i love them, but sadly dont belong in this conversation at all. I'm not bashing any bands but u have to be realistic.. Green day might have laid the brick work but blink walked it..and really created a genre of music. "pop punk" wasnt even a genre till blink came out.

Posted by Enough Is Enough on Tuesday, 08.4.09 @ 08:22am


Going to see them tonight in concert at Riverbend (outside Cincinnatti).

Should be a great show.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 10:46am


ing to see them tonight in concert at Riverbend (outside Cincinnatti).

Should be a great show.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 10:46am



ENJOY THE SHOW!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 20:57pm


mrxyz, appreciate the shout out. Wonderful show. Over 20,000 there at Riverbend. Beautiful evening, not too hot. Started out with a band called 'Chester French' (I think). They were OK, only played about 4 or 5 songs.

Next was 'Panic at the Disco'. I had never listened to any of their songs before then. Very impressed with their set. I don't know his name, but their drummer can really beat the hell out of the drums.

After that was 'Fall Out Boy'. I have one of their albums, so I was somewhat familiar with them. They too really had a good set. More hard rocking than I had thought. Crowd loved them.

Then came Blink-182. Man, did they kick ass. It was about 45 minutes from time FOB ended till they dropped the curtain. When they did, you knew why it took so long. Massive video screen behind them that can't really be described, you just have to see it. They played all their hits. Did 1 oncore where they played 2 more songs. During the oncore, Barker & his drum kit went up into the air & started spinning while he was drumming his ass off. Think of a mini Tilt-a-Whirl. He went just about vertical for 30 or more seconds, all the time not missing a beat. I mentioned this to an older friend of mine & he said Black Oak Arkansas used to do something like that.

Best $50 I ever spent.

Posted by Paul in KY on Saturday, 08.15.09 @ 08:57am


Best $50 I ever spent.

Posted by Paul in KY on Saturday, 08.15.09 @ 08:57am


Wow only $50 to see Blink 182 now that is cool





!!!!!
Glad ya enjoyed da SHOW

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 08.15.09 @ 14:44pm


Sure, why not?

I love them, and the world loves them (except all you haters *cough* elitists *cough*).

Isn't "punk" just a way of life any way? I never really saw it as a genre of music, but that's just my opinion, who's to say what is and isn't?

Any way, I COULD see them in there, wouldn't surprise me if they didn't.

Posted by Foxy on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 02:42am


Blink is a bunch of legends. I went to their concert this year. NO ONE can do what they do.
Now, for all of you saying they are nothing.. Let's see YOU amount to something first. :)!

Posted by Blake on Wednesday, 10.21.09 @ 18:14pm


Ok im very sorry..I like the red hot chili peppers however..alot of theyre songs have the same tune or sound just with different words..they are good..

Now as far as Blink 182 goes I think they should def. be inducted..As years went by Blink 182 grew..theyre music changed with the time..they started when they were young guys when they music started it def matched theyre age..they're music grew with them along with the generation of people who listened to them..However nowadays i got to Hot Topic and see young kids who wouldnt know Blink 182, Green day etc whereing shirts with these bands whom they never listened to or know the music..I was in Puerto Rico and saw a 5 year old wearing a Lynard Skynard shirt..sorry off topic however what im getting at here is that Blink 182 progressed over time unlike Red Hot Chili Peppers who stayed with the same kinda music..Again Im not bashing Red Hot Chili Peppers I am a fan and enjoy theyre music.. And I do believe Blink 182 did influence alot of bands today..and for them who have hated each other for a while and couldnt even speak together to be men and apologize and work it and get back together and hopefully stay that way is A #1 In my book!

Posted by Kelly on Thursday, 11.26.09 @ 12:08pm


even if u dont like the music that blink 182 plays, u have to give them credit for basically creating the music genre of punk rock. Look at their success, their just as deserving as any otrher band that made it into the Rock n' Roll HOF

Posted by vinny on Wednesday, 12.16.09 @ 20:04pm


"u have to give them credit for basically creating the music genre of punk rock."

Thanks for doing my job for me, vinny!

Posted by joker on Wednesday, 12.16.09 @ 20:11pm


I seriously hope you don't think Blink 182 created punk rock. Actually take a look at the other artists in the hall that did create punk rock and still tell me they are deserving.

I might as well go ahead and tell you The Stooges, The Ramones, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols are the artists you should check out.

The only thing Blink 182 did for punk was make a mockery of it

Posted by Greg on Wednesday, 12.16.09 @ 21:00pm


The only thing Blink 182 did for punk was make a mockery of it

Posted by Greg on Wednesday, 12.16.09 @ 21:00pm


I wish that was true.. That alone should put them in.. They realy were and are true cutting edge stuff..they ROCK

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 12.16.09 @ 22:28pm


I think Blink will go to the Hall one day. Won't be 1st ballot, will have to wait awhile.

Now that they're back together, they need another kick ass album to cement their position.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 06:17am


blink 182 are legends.
sure they have their 'sexual' music but its all in comedic satire. plus their diversity as mentioned with adams song, i miss you and so on Blink 182 should have been put in this hall of fame long ago

:)

Posted by chloe on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 23:08pm


"Blink 182 should have been put in this hall of fame long ago."--chloe


They're not even eligible for another 9 years. Good grief. Read the page on this site, people!

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 23:59pm


The absolute bottom of the list reason for induction is "because I like them"...this is now known as the "mrxyz rule". Please refer to this rule before posting any more nonsense!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 08:11am


"mrxyz rule"

It can also be known as The mrxyz Law, The Induction of Everyone, The Nonsensical Manifesto, The Subjectivist Dictum or The Fan Approval For Universal Induction. All terms have slight variations but essential mean the same thing. The Cult of the Milkshake does not adhere to any of these organizations and as the honorary Rajah of Recipes and current High Priest within the Order of 31 Flavors, I can safely say that the only induction organization I support is the "Conceptuality of Essence" a conglomerate term for opposing the current bias that The Committee of Evil (also known as the RRHOF Induction Committee) has indoctrinated. The Committee of Evil is run by His Highness Jann Wenner also known as a part time fiddle player and the subject of the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Mr. Wenner takes up permanent residence in the "Ugliest Building on Earth" in the prestigious community of Cleveland, Ohio.

Posted by Milestones on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 09:45am


Milestones...that leads me to the "Gitarzan Law", in which we just induct everyone, and then have ceremonies every year to throw people out...wouldn't that be fun AND more interesting...the first "Purged Inductee" class could be headed by Madonna and Jann Wenner...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 11:47am


...the award given to a "Purged Inductee" can look like a minature toilet, and it can even be made of porcelain...we would spare no expense!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 11:49am


Sounds good to me!!

Posted by Milestones on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 14:46pm


The absolute bottom of the list reason for induction is "because I like them"...this is now known as the "mrxyz rule". Please refer to this rule before posting any more nonsense!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 08:11am


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That is to funny... It would be my guess that 182 band members are hired out by so many other "ROCK" bands as studio musicians many times they don't even show them in the credits...They have "THAT sound" kinda the "NEW" wrecking crew.That is called influence..I really don't like or dis like them{182}, surf music or blues , but

All ya NEED is ears,,


Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 22:13pm


If any of you have ever even listened to Blink-182 you would know that their lyrics are actually pretty deep and clever. They totally deserve to get in.

Posted by Keto on Thursday, 01.7.10 @ 15:54pm


"All the, small things
True care, truth brings
I'll take, one lift
Your ride, best trip

Always, I know
You'll be at my show
Watching, waiting,
commiserating

Say it ain't so, I will not go,
turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, na...

Late night, come home
Work sucks, I know
She left me roses by the stairs,
surprises let me know she cares

Say it ain't so, I will not go,
turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, na...

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, na

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home

Keep your head still, I'll be your thrill, the night will go on, my little windmill

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home

Keep your head still, I'll be your thrill, the night will go on, the night will go on, my little windmill"

Move over Paul Simon, there's a new sheriff in town

Posted by Greg on Thursday, 01.7.10 @ 17:42pm


"Now will someone tell me what the hell is pop-punk? How can punk be pop? I remember punk being anything but pop. Maybe punk turning pop is the real reason CBGB's closed ;-}"

I'm glad somebody brought this little factoid to light. It's what I've been saying about the current crop of bands who call themselves "punk" for years. The whole "let's wear a lot of eyeliner so we can sell records to stupid kids who shop at Hot Topic" schtick is the antithesis of punk. I believe tha every genre of rock music has its merits but the idea of using the punk image as a selling point makes the whole "pop-punk" scene a complete joke. As for the music itself, the only thing it accomplishes is that is the only genre of rock n roll where every band sounds EXACTLY the same. Hear nay random 30 second bit of Blink 182/Green Day/Fall Out Boy you have quite literally heard all this farce of a sub-genre has to offer.

Posted by Warren on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 00:12am


You're wondering how punk can be pop? Maybe you should ask The Buzzcocks.

Posted by William on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 02:19am


Hmmm...punk turning pop? You might want to look under "Blondie"...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 05:34am


Next we're going to have people saying Evanescence is the first female fronted group, oh wait..some nutjobs have already claimed that

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 15:20pm


Buzzcocks = WAY overrated
Blondie = CRAP. The fact that you would bring Blondie into the conversation only re-enforces my point.

Even if they were amazing (which they aren't) it still doesn't change the fact that the spirit of punk is that its not supposed to be commerical and radio-friendly. Any punk rocker who actually knows a thing or two about the genre will tell you this, so you have zero business questioning my logic.

Posted by Warren on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 20:32pm


Even if they were amazing (which they aren't) it still doesn't change the fact that the spirit of punk is that its not supposed to be commerical and radio-friendly. Any punk rocker who actually knows a thing or two about the genre will tell you this, so you have zero business questioning my logic.

Posted by Warren on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 20:32pm
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I will question your logic, Warren, though I'm not a punk rocker of the first order here. My question is, what happens if a punk rocker creates something that is mis-interpreted by the audience? Certainly the sprit is not supposed to be commercially certifiable, but it can happen. What's the guy/gal supposed to do? Even if they reject the audience, how could they ever make another record, knowing that they're not as sure about the audience as they once were...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 01.10.10 @ 06:14am


These young ones are the hope of rock.. Some of the best musicians in today music scene.. I hear their playing on many other artist recordings. It tells you they are the leaders..

Posted by L-7 on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 16:01pm


Yes- too commercial, non-risky. I like some of the songs, but not a Hall of Fame-caliber act.

Posted by JR on Saturday, 02.13.10 @ 21:55pm


Of course blink-182 should be in the Hall of Fame,
they changed my life along with many other bands
that wouldn't even be around if it weren't for blink!!!

Posted by Alex Johnson on Tuesday, 03.30.10 @ 18:50pm


Ya blink deserves to be inducted! They are a great band simply put. They are highly versitile and can make you laugh or cry. And for anyone who says "there lyrics are too immature", then your showing that your ignorant and only have heard the songs constantly played on the radio. Adams Song is one of the deepest songs I have ever heard. Same with Stay Together For The Kids, I Miss You, Down, Always, What Went Wrong, Im Lost Without You and a few more. And theres nothing wrong with having fun while making music. Thats what makes blink 182 who they are. So if you can write immature songs and have fun, and become as secseful as them doing it, then theres nothing wrong with that. So yes, these guys have influenced many, including myself, and DO have alot of talent, and versitile lyrics, and anything you could ask for in a band. No matter what mood your feeling, or nomater whats going on in your life, theres a blink song to match it! Definatly theses guys desreve to be inducted.

Posted by blahblahblink on Sunday, 04.4.10 @ 18:52pm


i like blink-182. do they deserve to be in the rock n roll hall of fame? no. the bands that influenced them, like green day, should be in there. they just havent done enough to be considered. yeah theres ton of people that like them but popularity isnt what the hall of fame is about. its about how influential a band has been throughout their music career. its not like any of this matters. they arent even eligible yet.

Posted by katie on Friday, 04.9.10 @ 00:31am


The blink-fans have some of the worst arguments ever...

Ok, I am a fan of blink-182
I like their music, I find it enjoyable, and that's the exact point of their music, for people to enjoy, not to be influential In any way.
They have said before that they've never really taken their music that seriously. so for fans to say they're that great, get over yourself.
As for the "deep" lyrics, they're not that deep. Several times they shine, but 99% of their songs are about girls/partying. Which is fine, because once again, they're not trying to be some huge band.
I have every blink album, and I am not ashamed of that.
If you listen to their much earlier material (Cheshire Cat, Buddha) it's clearly evident that they were originally influenced by bands such as NOFX, nowhere near as pop as they are now.

People who think blink-182 created punk are idiots.Purely Idiots.


I enjoy blink-182, people (stupid teenage girls, and people who want to have fun music) enjoy blink-182, but they are deffinitely not HOF-worthy.

Posted by Alex on Monday, 05.3.10 @ 18:16pm


Blink is a great band, they are now up there with the likes of Greenday and have really cemented themselves as massive stars. Just because their songs are simple dosent mean they shouldnt be inducted.

Posted by JULZ on Wednesday, 05.12.10 @ 00:25am


Blink are good but theyre nothing compared to other bands like the who. AND BTW i think im gay.

Posted by Kiera on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 08:17am


We can either file that as a "TMI alert" or "Who cares?"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 08:21am


Being fully aware I'm going to be eternally damned to hell for saying this, just gonna throw it out there: Led Zepplin sucks. The dude couldn't sing, the music wasn't mind-blowing original, they were just a band in the upstart of rock music. Hard to not be falsely labeled great when there is no alternative.

Anywho, blink-182 should definitely receive entry to the Hall of Fame. Their music was fun and different to the Metallica's and whatnot. Blink also did revive a pop punk movement in replacement to a fading Green Day. Blink found a good mix of humorous and serious lyrics in all their albums. "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" is not only one clever album name, the songs featured a selection of good upbeat songs, (Rock Show, First Date, etc.) teenage anthems (Give Me One Good Reason, Reckless Abandon, etc.) and the serious songs (Everytime I Look for You and Stay Together For The Kids). Like Pink Floyd and Zepplin were the generation bands of yesteryear, whenever one of today's teens or even young adults thinks back to late 90's/early 2000's music, blink-182 will always be in their thoughts.

Posted by Michael on Saturday, 06.5.10 @ 23:40pm


"whenever one of today's teens or even young adults thinks back to late 90's/early 2000's music, blink-182 will always be in their thoughts."

Then it must really suck to be a child today.

Posted by Magic's Johnson on Thursday, 07.8.10 @ 10:10am


@Adam. If you are trying to sound smarter than us you should spell "Fallacy" right... retard.

Posted by Bob on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 00:02am


And with their highly successful North American and European ruin tour, they are all but a shoe in for the hall.

Posted by Kyle Ellis on Thursday, 08.26.10 @ 14:22pm


Should be IN 2018 if you can wait that long!

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 08.31.10 @ 16:56pm


Blink 182 is not the band that changed punk rock. There is only one band for that and that band is Green Day. They've become one of the most successful punk rock bands of all time, not Blink 182. Blink wishes they were as big as Green Day and just for the record, Green Day has been around for 23 years and how long has Blink been around... probably not even close compared to these guys. Whoever said that Blink is the biggest band ever needs to turn on Dookie and tell me if you still agree with that OK?

Posted by Brittany on Saturday, 09.11.10 @ 19:48pm


@ Britney. just because they arent as old doesnt mean they arent good.

Posted by Bob on Sunday, 09.12.10 @ 11:29am


". Blink wishes they were as big as Green Day and just for the record, Green Day has been around for 23 years and how long has Blink been around... probably not even close compared to these guys"
They've been around just as long. Get off of Green Day's dick.

Posted by Alex on Friday, 09.17.10 @ 17:23pm


A relatively impartial argument follows:

Go up to someone on the street and ask them if they've heard of Appetite For Destruction (a DEBUT album) and they will say of course, even if they've just heard OF it. Ask someone if they've heard of Dude Ranch (a DEBUT) and they'll ask if you're a hillbilly.
Aerosmith, GN'R, Pink Floyd all require extreme technical skill, have complex riffs, and extremely difficult vocals in many of their songs. If I see someone who can play the entire Sweet Child O' Mine solo I'll be impressed. If someone plays me the All The Small Things solo I won't; I have been playing guitar for about a month and I can do it spot on.
Look, I don't mind Blink, but they influenced nothing. They taught us how to play a power chord, and you have to admit, like them or not, that very little talent is required to play the music.
As for people who say the music is catchy; so was the plague.
As for people who say it's still popular; so was Hitler.
Yes, Nirvana was also just about power chords, and although Cobain couldn't sing, they influenced people in a massive way; it's undenyable. They started flannel shirts, Converse, and the entire modern rebel attitude. They showed it was still OK for guys to have long hair without being seen as 'Hair Metal.'
Blink are good, but they don't meet the criteria, and that is what matters.

Posted by Nick on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 15:12pm


These guys are great,,,

Posted by mrxyx on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 18:07pm


yes i believe blink has some immature lyrics...but if you listen to songs like "stay together for the kids" and "adams song" they have some very self reflecting lyrics...im not saying they should be in the hall of fame or even compared to greats like Led Zeppelin or Sex Pistols, but please do not sit here and say that they have had no influence on pop-punk..Paramore, Relient K, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, New Found Glory, We the Kings, Good Charlotte, Hey Monday, The Cab, Forever the Sickest Kids, Cute is What We Aim For, and Yellowcard have all said they were influenced by Blink...with the exception of Green Day that is the entirety of main stream pop-punk bands

Posted by someguy on Wednesday, 10.13.10 @ 23:13pm


Blink-182 is a band, they are a group of musical artists who play MUSIC. This music happened to influence many people (at least a million for one album). And their music influenced other bands, so they are GOOD. As for their lyrics...They are able to connect with many teenagers and some young adults and make them feel like someone else feels the same way. This makes them Hall of Fame Material.

Posted by A Blinking Fan on Monday, 03.7.11 @ 18:06pm


Blink -182 revolutionized pop punk they, along with the offspring th descendant and greenday built Pop Punk and alternative so these for bands should be in the hall of fame for building a branch of rock music. PERIOD

Posted by phil on Friday, 04.22.11 @ 01:04am


In what way did Blink 182 build alternative, a genre that had existed since the early 80's?
And no, they did not create Pop Punk, The Ramones did that.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 04.22.11 @ 06:37am


people don't get it, the importance that BLINK 182 had in punk stream,WWhhHyY?

Posted by simon on Wednesday, 07.20.11 @ 09:37am


Going to see them & My Chemical Romance at Riverbend on 21 Aug. Have better tickets than lasrt time, so it should be all good.

I will reiterate that the boys need to put out at least 1 more & maybe 2 kickass albums to have a legit shot at Hall.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 07.20.11 @ 13:56pm


Saw band on 8/21/2011. Great show. They interspirsed new material with their best old stuff. Hoppus & DeLong bantered with each other & crowd alot during show. Barker has no mike so he let his drums do the talking.

About 20,000 there. For encore, a big curtain dropped & Barker was behind it with his kit perched at the end of a big crane arm. He then went out above the audience (50 or more feet off ground) while he did a kickass drum solo to start the first encore song. Really cool.

One of the band member's kids could be seen sitting on side of riser that Barker had his kit on. Young girl about 8 or 9, had big ear protectors on. She was out there for 4 or 5 songs.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 08.23.11 @ 09:47am


Blink-182 is a great band no doubt about it. there my all time favorite. people can rip on them for their simplicity of songs but look where its gotten them. there one of the 10 biggest rock bands of the last 15 years. they totally deserve to be in the rock and roll hall of fame. even if you dont like Blink here's a question who deserves it more. ABBA or Blink-182? exactly.

Posted by Alex on Thursday, 09.1.11 @ 13:50pm


Abba much more. Abba may of been a pop band, but the music they wrote far outstrips the crap "punk" blink 182 made.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 09.1.11 @ 14:09pm


I really like Blink-182 & feel they can be in the Hall one day (need a couple more great albums). However, right now, I would place ABBA above them.

Tom, Travis, Mark you know what you need to do.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 09.1.11 @ 15:31pm


yeah ABBA has sold lots of records so i guess i can see why. and i also like pauls point. the new album neighborhoods is coming out and if that and one more album is good then i think they are for sure in. but even if they were ok i think they would eventually get in

Posted by Alex on Thursday, 09.1.11 @ 21:17pm


Blink 182 should be inducted intoo The hall of fame....why...... Because they got greenday to open for them on a 2 month long tour

Posted by Gavyn on Friday, 09.2.11 @ 03:28am


alright well pop singer darlene love got into the hall of fame in 2010. she had one number one hit. plus shes a pop singer so she doesnt really to be in a ROCK AND ROLL hall of fame. Blink has had two number one hits and eleven top 10 hits now because up all night is number 3 on modern rock/alternative and 9 on rock songs. thats a great career if you ask me

Posted by Alex on Friday, 09.2.11 @ 15:41pm


Until they reach legendary status, they'll continue to get "no" votes. They're far from legendary. On their way - perhaps. Legendary - not even close. Yet.

Posted by CJ on Friday, 09.2.11 @ 15:54pm


Darlene Love was famous for her work with many of motowns groups.
And Blink 182 is a pop punk band so don't start with the whole pop shouldn't get in.
Also commercial sucess is a part of it, but not all to get them in. The Osmonds had alot of hits but they shouldn't get in.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 09.2.11 @ 16:01pm


Blink-182 should get in for the influence they had on modern rock music. they opened up the doors for New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, Panic At the disco, All Time Low and Paramore. which have all been influenced by them. if you can influence that many platinum selling bands. plus sell 30 million records yourself, you have no reason as to why not

Posted by Dave on Monday, 10.3.11 @ 21:57pm


Stay together for the kids was one song that helped me through a lot. Yes they have some "immature" lyrics at times but thats part of what made them unique. Say what you want about blink but think of rock music in general today, the only form of rock music that's still pretty popular among the masses is country. Alternative, punk and other forms of rock aren't what they once were unfortunately. Blink or at the very least travis barker are legends of current rock. Sadly I feel the day is coming where the music is dying yet again. Hip Hop and rap are having their time and while it isn't necessarily a bad thing I am rather distraught over the whole thing since I'm still young and i really don't want to live in a world where rock is gone. I hope bands such as blink continue long into the future. I also hope that blink continues to produce music for many more years.

Posted by Zach on Thursday, 10.6.11 @ 23:56pm


Sadly I feel the day is coming where the music is dying yet again. Hip Hop and rap are having their time and while it isn't necessarily a bad thing I am rather distraught over the whole thing since I'm still young and i really don't want to live in a world where rock is gone.

Posted by Zach on Thursday, 10.6.11 @ 23:56pm
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Relax. You'll never see a day when rock is gone.

Several obvious reasons:

One, the folks who produce musical instruments would go berserk if such a thing happened. I think it's pretty safe to say that the #1 instrument in terms of sales is the electric guitar. If all of a sudden, this were to suddenly change, the workers would go ballistic.

And in this economy, the last thing we need is more jobs disappearing! :)

Beyond that, it's all about levels of creativity. There are elements of creativity regarding a rock band that can't be duplicated by hip-hop. One is a band-based collaborative effort, the other is a producer-based medium. It doesn't make one any better or worse than the other, but it will inspire a diff. level of interaction between creative musicians.

I'm predicting that in fact, someday soon you're going to see more high school & college kids start messing around w/live instruments again. It all comes & goes in cycles, & I've a feeling the live band format will be coming back real soon!

Sorry for the rambling nature of the post...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 10.7.11 @ 06:37am


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Influence: Honestly, quite a bit on almost every pop-punk band today, if not even more so than contemporaries Green Day and The Offspring. Almost every band on Fueled by Ramen Records sites them as an influence. I'd say they have gone above and beyond in terms of influencing the pop-punk/punk rock scene for over fifteen years, even if those bands haven't reached their stature. Many a band attempts to emulate their sound. 25%

Innovation: I wouldn't say there's much. Along with a a handful of contemporaries who became mainstream earlier, they assisted in bringing rambunctious, fast-tempo punk back to the mainstream. On the same note, as they aged, so has their maturity level and musical quality, and they do have an extremely distinct sound. Clearly they have a very high potential for a progressive sound, as seen by shoot-offs Angels & Airwaves and Box Car Racer. I'll say 10%, but I wouldn't disagree with slightly higher or lower.

Commercial Success: Six platinum albums, six top ten albums, seven Hot 100 tracks, which is pretty successful considering their style. I'm going to give them a boost here for their sheer popularity and massive fan base. Dedicated fans (and there is a massive amount) begged for their reunity for years. I'd say they have surpassed the longevity as Green Day in a sense. Green Day's popularity is in many short-lived spurts surrounding album releases. blink-182's has never died since it began, even when the band had broken up. 25%.

Critical Acclaim: This has increased substantially with age. They aren't disrespected by any means, but have never been a true critical darling either. 10%

Induction Deservedness: 70%

Posted by Paul Kagebein on Sunday, 10.9.11 @ 17:54pm


No. Just no. Pop punk don't deserve this.

Posted by Ben on Sunday, 10.16.11 @ 13:37pm


What legitimate, organized, and elaborate reasoning you have there, Ben.

Posted by Paul Kagebein on Sunday, 10.16.11 @ 14:05pm


Honestly, I love blink-182, they are my favorite band. But I dont think they will be in the hall of fame and I dont think they should be. First of all the hall of fame is for a league of bands that blink just isnt in. They had an impact, just not THAT big of an impact. Second of all, one of blinks biggest strengths is that they didnt care about stuff like this. They played music they loved, had loads of fun doing it, and did it honestly. Blinks a great band but there are so many bands with so many more credentials to get in. If blink was inducted, allll of those other bands would have to be put in as well. As for influencing the "modern punk scene", I agree with the guy who said that was more of a crime, cause the punk/pop punk scene is horrid now a days. If anything, blink was the last gasp of air before it died. Was blink a great band? Yes. Hall Of Fame great? No.

Posted by Steven on Tuesday, 10.18.11 @ 15:20pm


Blink is a legendary band. they are the gods of pop punk along with Green Day and The Offspring. now blink isn't pop punk really because neighborhoods is alternative rock and it showed more diversity and better songwriting they keep moving forward and soon 30 million plus records will turn into 50 million

Posted by Alex on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 16:23pm


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Posted by cellittee on Monday, 01.9.12 @ 16:13pm


People keep on saying they aren't punk rock or they ruined it. Blink made their own style and every song they made was incredible and different. They're a lot of people out there who only listen to blink cause it is the only music that describes what they are going through.

Posted by levin on Wednesday, 01.25.12 @ 21:52pm


Blink-182 is the marijuana of music. They are the gateway band that leads you into so many other awesome/way better bands. Their influence on an entire generation is hall worthy, but whether it will actually grant them an induction remains to be seen.

Posted by Sufjan Yorke on Wednesday, 02.15.12 @ 17:58pm


Good point, actually...

blink-182 was the start of my now very eclectic music collection, and I'm not the only person I know personally where this is the case. That alone isn't enough though; see my induction chances analysis a few comments back.

Posted by Paul Kagebein on Wednesday, 02.15.12 @ 18:35pm


Absolutely. I admit I am capable of being their #1 fan, but they deserve the honor. Sure I admit that Tom DeLonge demonstrates no talent whatsoever compared to the great Jimmy Paige, but he's still a great guitarist and writer. Their lyrics may be immature, but that's just their style. I cannot believe that people who call themselves music appreciators rant on bands for their own individual style.

Also, blink-182 is a pop-punk band, not a real punk rock band. There is quite a difference. But some people don't even realize that The Ramones have songs that sound exactly like blink's, yet they are considered pure punk rock. Think about that for a moment.

About their influence: this band has definetely without a question influenced other bands. Such bands like All Time Low, Relient K, and Son of Dork (which I think are poisoning the old pop-punk ways) cite blink as a major influence. They have had excellent success and have participated in the mainstreaming of pop-punk in the 90's (ofcourse green day was the major promoter). I still listen to blink-182 over any modern music today. If they could influence me in such a way, they could influence others.

I also saw a comment saying that they shouldn't be inducted into the same "sacred" place that Led Zepellin is because their lyrics are immature and have no meaning unlike Zepellin's. This is so weak I laughed. Robert Plant was completely high and uncaring with his lyrics of "Stairway to Heaven". Thank God he has the voice and Paige backing him up with a beast guitar solo, because his lyrical meaning is completely lost.

Bottom line: I would love to see blink-182 in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because they deserve it. Their influence has been great, their style is very unique, and their pop-punk music clearly fits within the 90's pop-punk scene. Not only that, they stood out in this revival of pop-punk (a little later but with almost the same impact as Green Day and The Offspring).

And now, speaking from my biased side: blink-182 is the best band ever!!! And all those who want to hate are just afraid to make a change in the Hall of Fame. MUSIC EVOLVES THROUGHOUT TIME; GROW UP AND STOP CRITICIZING JUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T HARMONIZE WITH THE ESTABLISHED BELIEF OF WHAT IS ROCK MUSIC. THE POINT OF MUSIC IS TO PRESENT SOMETHING NEW, IF NOT, MUSIC WILL JUST BECOME THE SAME BORING ROUTINE.

Posted by Fernando on Friday, 02.17.12 @ 22:59pm


I honestly don't know why some people think they shouldn't get into the hall of fame. For those of you saying all they did was power chords and write immature lyrics, look at the deep lyrics and amazing tempos in there latest album, Neighborhoods. They helped me get through some bad break ups, and thought me what the good things are in life. You are completely insane to think that they dont deserve this.

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 02.20.12 @ 20:31pm


Blink-182 helped shape the punk music movement in the 90's. And more recently, has delved into deeper territory that other bands have failed to reach. They have real talent, and deserve to be put in for their contributions to a dying genre. They stand tall and proud as one of the last real punk bands.

Posted by Brandon on Tuesday, 03.13.12 @ 02:59am


I am hopeful these guys get in ! as I am sure all of us are!

Posted by Happy on Tuesday, 03.13.12 @ 23:52pm


You guys all bring up valid arguments....but I believe they should get in for sure. Each album has a different style and they have matured through each one. Even after they got back together they still kept their style in a way I'd say.

Posted by Charlie on Tuesday, 04.24.12 @ 22:27pm


I'd be greatly disappointed if they're not in the hall of fame!
They are seriously such a great band. I know they're not the most amazing musicians except for Travis! But they're one of the most creative bands I have ever seen!
They've created a lifestyle for teenagers!

Posted by Kyle on Sunday, 05.6.12 @ 22:26pm


To the people sticking to the core punk rock roots
Sex pistols clash mc5 ramones ny dolls ect
Your forgetting that those bands musically are
Not considered to be that great and all their tunes
We're primarily power cords too Christ Sid vicious
Could barely play base! Quit trying to be music
Elitest and hating on the blink bc they are mainstream
And unreal successful they'll make it into the
Hall of fame!

Posted by Big daddy diesel on Thursday, 05.10.12 @ 20:43pm


Rock and Roll hall of fame is about popularity and influence. Blink 182 is both very popular and influential. Also, Travis Barker deserves to be inducted by himself, which leads me to believe he'll get in. You can call blink pop punk or whatever. At the end of the day they are one of the best 3 piece bands to form after the 80s. And unlike Green Day, they still play as a 3 piece live and don't smother people with they're political views. Suck it haters. They're getting in.

Posted by Champ on Thursday, 06.14.12 @ 22:38pm


"Rock and Roll hall of fame is about popularity"

nope.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 06.15.12 @ 10:58am


"I'm pissed! Who the hell says blink shouldn't go into the hall of fame! Blink changed punk rock into what it is today."
yes, they made it into sht!!!

Posted by Kyle on Friday, 06.22.12 @ 10:27am


blink 182 definitely is getting in. They have had HUGE songs and have been selling out the largest venues in the world since Enema of the State. They have been a huge influence for over 10 years now, lasting through time. Say what you will about the "depth" of their music, but they write good, catchy songs that stand the test of time. Not to mention having claim to maybe the best drummer still in the music scene. The bands that get in now will not be the same type of bands that were in the 70s. Get over it. blink 182 is a shoo in.

Posted by Gpugs on Sunday, 08.12.12 @ 15:08pm


I hae to side with Gpugs..They are great...

Posted by Happy on Sunday, 08.12.12 @ 16:30pm


I know I'm late on this discussion, but I'm gonna say, blink is my all time favorite band, they are very influential and they saved mine and many people's lives. And yes they used to be super immature, but their new stuff is very mature. They're a lot of bands that deserve it more than blink, but I think blink deserves it also.

Posted by Jake on Monday, 04.29.13 @ 00:33am


blink-182 is one of the most influential bands of all time. They've influenced a whole new generation of bands such as Fall Out Boy, Paramore, All Time Low, A Day To Remember, Good Charlotte, The Wonder Years, and lots more bands. They even influenced the rapper Machine Gun Kelly!! And they've had plenty of hit songs and sold over 40 million records!

Blink has changed and saved millions of lives whether you believe it or not. This is a no-brainer. Blink-182 SHOULD get inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.

Posted by Donnie on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 10:52am


Blink-182 wasn't the revival or inspiration of punk or pop punk. It was definitely Green Day. Before Dookie it was all grunge until Green Day. Blink-182 has even said green day was an inspiration. Do I like Blink? Hell yes. Do I think they'll get into the HOF? Ehhhhh give me a few more years and we'll see

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 04.14.14 @ 02:52am


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