The members of rock trio BLINK-182 have announced they are going on an "indefinite hiatus" - with no plans to work together again.

Singer-guitarist TOM DeLONGE, singer-bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker want to "spend some time enjoying the fruits of their labours with loved ones" after a decade working together nonstop, says the band's GEFFEN RECORDS label.

The statement reads, "While there is no set plan for the band to begin working together again, no one knows what tomorrow may bring."

California-based Blink-182 enjoyed major success with such tracks as WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN? and ALL THE SMALL THINGS.

The group toiled in obscurity for years before hitting the big time with 1997 major-label debut album DUDE RANCH, which sold 1 million copies. The 1999 follow-up, ENEMA OF THE STATE, cemented their success, bolstered by the unlikely suicide ballad, ADAM'S SONG.

Barker has been keeping himself busy with two other bands, BOX CAR RACER - along with DeLonge - and the TRANSPLANTS, as well as a boutique record label.

22/02/2005 21:32