Blink-182 is a rock band formed in 1992 in the suburbs of San Diego. The band consists of Mark Hoppus (vocals, bass), Matt Skiba (guitar, vocals), and Travis Barker (drums). The band first appeared in the Southern California punk scene in the 1990s and gained a following with their skate culture, high-energy, and toilet humor. Blank 182 intrigued major label attention in 1997 with the rise of their release Dude Ranch, which went platinum. The band exposed hook-filled rock songs consumed with loneliness and breakups, much like the somewhat older Green Day.