In case you may or may not know, bands are eligible for consideration for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after 25 years of the release of their debut album and February 17th, 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of blink's debut album Cheshire Cat.
Though it's still up for debate among the pop-punk community about which album is technically their first one with their previous record "Buddha" being a full-length release and blink-182 bassists/vocalist Mark Hoppus going on record to say that "Buddha was their first record". The pop-punk jury might still be out, but the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame judge has declared Cheshire Cat their first album.
IThe only question now that beg to be answered other than if they'll be inducted is if former guitarist Tom Delonge and former drummer Scott Raynor will join the current members of blink-182 on stage during the induction ceremony. Tom Delonge quit the band in place of Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba and following the success of the album Cheshire Cat, former blink drummer Scott Raynor left the band in place of Travis Barker.
Only time will tell with this, but it's pretty exciting to know that the bands are sitting next to such current inductees as Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode with previous inductions of fellow pop-punk superstars Green Day.
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