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Break for US punk trio Blink-182
Blink-182
Blink-182 won MTV's best band video title for All the Small Things
US pop punk trio Blink-182 has gone on an "indefinite hiatus" with no plans to work together in the future.

Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker aim to "spend some time enjoying the fruits of their labours with loved ones" after a decade together.

"While there is no set plan for the band to begin working together again, no-one knows what tomorrow may bring," the band's record label Geffen said.

Blink-182 has had nine UK hits including All the Small Things in 2000.

Transatlantic success

The promo video for that song earned the band a best group video prize at 2000's MTV Music Video Awards.

Blink-182 hit the big time with its 1997 major label debut album Dude Ranch, which sold one million copies in the US.

Their 1999 follow-up album, Enema of the State, and 2001's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket cemented their success, which continued with 2003's self-titled album.

The San Diego-based trio also had transatlantic hits with singles such as What's My Age Again?, The Rock Show and I Miss You.

Drummer Barker is also a member of two other bands - Box Car Racer (along with singer/guitarist DeLonge) and the Transplants - while bassist Hoppus co-owns a clothing company.


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