When Blink-182 first formed, it was a trio consisting of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Scott Raynor. They started their musical journey together during their high school days, writing songs and jamming out. Even though DeLonge had been expelled from his previous school, fate brought them together at Rancho Bernardo High in California. As they embarked on their musical venture, they recorded their initial albums, “Cheshire Cat” and “Dude Ranch,” with Raynor on drums.
The Rise to Fame and Raynor’s Departure
In 1997, Blink-182 soared to stardom with the release of their third album, “Enema of the State.” However, by this time, the original trio had already undergone a change. Scott Raynor, the band’s drummer, had departed. There are conflicting stories surrounding the reasons behind his exit.
The Mystery of Raynor’s Departure
While some sources suggest Raynor’s departure was linked to struggles with alcohol and personal issues, others speculate different reasons. Fans on platforms like Reddit have discussed various theories, including the possibility of Raynor leaving to pursue further education. The band itself has acknowledged Raynor’s issues with drinking, even referencing it in their song “Man Overboard.”
Life After Blink-182
Following his time with Blink-182, Scott Raynor continued his musical journey. He found a new rhythm in the dark-punk band called The Wraiths, showcasing his talent and passion for drumming. Despite the changes in lineup, both Blink-182 and Scott Raynor pursued their musical paths, leaving behind a legacy of music that continues to resonate with fans around the world.