Travis Barker

American drummer and music producer Travis Barker

Travis Landon Barker is an American musician, producer and entrepreneur, most noted as the drummer for the American pop punk band Blink-182, as well as the alternative rock band 44, the rap rock band The Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car Racer. He was a frequent collaborator with the late DJ AM, and together they formed TRV$DJAM. After the split of his first band, Feeble, Barker began playing for The Aquabats in 1996 as The Baron Von Tito.
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Travis Barker’s Health Crisis
Yahoo News - 6 months
Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker joins The Doctors to talk about surviving a plane crash and overcoming drug addiction. Tragically, DJ AM, his fellow survivor, succumbed to drug addiction the following year. “You’ve had more experiences than most people will have in a lifetime,” adds ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork.
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Travis Barker’s Health Crisis
Yahoo News - 9 months
Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker joins The Doctors to talk about surviving a plane crash and overcoming drug addiction. Tragically, DJ AM, his fellow survivor, succumbed to drug addiction the following year. “You’ve had more experiences than most people will have in a lifetime,” adds ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork.
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American Music Awards: The Chainsmokers and Halsey Perform "Closer" With Travis Barker
Yahoo News - over 1 year
The DJ duo hit the stage Sunday night.
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Blink-182 Talks Teen Angst And The Mysterious Meaning Behind Its Name
Huffington Post - over 1 year
“I guess this is growing up,” Mark Hoppus sings with a raspy croon. It’s the catchy, jump-around chorus of “Dammit,” one of Blink-182’s breakout songs, recorded in 1997 for their second studio album, “Dude Ranch.” Hearing the band play the song this week at a Capital One and Uber-sponsored show in Manhattan, where they performed their old stalwarts plus a few hooky selections from their new album, “California,” is a quick trip back in time. Although much has changed for the band mates in the past 19 years -- one member, Tom DeLonge, has been replaced by Alkaline Trio singer and guitarist Matt Skiba, and bassist Mark Hoppus has a teen son of his own now -- they’ve retained their same smooth, buoyant pop-punk sound, revisiting the palatable anthems that elevated their tinny three-piece to pop star status. The urgent instrumentals and sulking lyrics of earlier albums reflected on high school breakups and the pleasant thrills of young love. In “California,” the same mood is transp...
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10th Annual Celebrity Basketball Charity Game Hosted By Floyd Mayweather
Huffington Post - about 2 years
This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Celebrity Basketball Charity Game and Toy Drive, presented by Team Watson and TMT at the Calabasas High School Gymnasium. Hosted by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, the event raised money for kids battling cancer and helped put smiles on the faces of dozens of disadvantaged children this holiday season. Team Mayweather vs. Team Watson line up. The event was impressive on many levels. I was blown away by the sheer number of people in attendance, as well as the large number of well-known celebrities that came out to show their support for the cause. Celebrities such as Travis Barker, former NBA point guard and hall of famer Mark Jackson, Los Angeles Clipper Paul Pierce, as well as many others, were all there to take a stand against cancer in the community. Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce Many if not all of the featured guests made generous donations in support of this worthy cause to help many of those in ...
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10th Annual Celebrity Basketball Charity Game Hosted By Floyd Mayweather
Huffington Post - about 2 years
This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Celebrity Basketball Charity Game and Toy Drive, presented by Team Watson and TMT at the Calabasas High School Gymnasium. Hosted by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, the event raised money for kids battling cancer and helped put smiles on the faces of dozens of disadvantaged children this holiday season. Team Mayweather vs. Team Watson line up. The event was impressive on many levels. I was blown away by the sheer number of people in attendance, as well as the large number of well-known celebrities that came out to show their support for the cause. Celebrities such as Travis Barker, former NBA point guard and hall of famer Mark Jackson, Los Angeles Clipper Paul Pierce, as well as many others, were all there to take a stand against cancer in the community. Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce Many if not all of the featured guests made generous donations in support of this worthy cause to help many of those in ...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Travis Barker Finds "Bright Side" of a "Horrific" Life in New Memoir
Huffington Post - about 2 years
When done right, autobiographies can be masterworks of literature. They can take you inside the mind of a person/personality, and intimately let you into their lives. Most times, however, they follow a template and come off as formulaic story without the Clara Peller beef. Joe Perry managed to avoid the bottomless bargain bin with his unique, honest, and well-written Rocks last year, and Travis Barker has done it this year. With CAN I SAY: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums Drums Drums, the Blink 182 drummer is at his most vulnerable - revealing truths about drug addiction, failed marriage and projects, and the outer and inner wounds left from a 2008 plane crash that claimed the lives of four, and left him with second and third degree burns over about 1/3 of his body. The overdose of close friend Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, who also survived the crash, is also discussed at length. Overall, the book, co-written by Rolling Stone contributing editor Gavin Edwards, hits you like a p...
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Full Episode: Nightline 10/20/15: Blink 182's Travis Barker Recounts Painful Recovery After Plane Crash
ABC News - over 2 years
A New Generation of Downsizers; Meet the 'Back to the Future' Fan Building Tricked-Out DeLoreans
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Watch: Travis Barker Speaks Out on Plane Crash in New Memoir
ABC News - over 2 years
The Blink-182 drummer details his survival and recovery in "Can I Say."
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Travis Barker Talks About 2008 Plane Crash That Nearly Killed Him
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182 can now add "author" to his name. Barker is releasing his memoir, called Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, on Oct. 20.  In the book, Barker talks about surviving the plane crash he was in during 2008, which killed four others. The drummer escaped the crash with the late DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein) and both suffered second- and third-degree burns. Barker shared an excerpt from his upcoming book with Us Weekly. "At that moment, I felt like I was running for my family. I didn't care about anything except being with my kids, my father, my sister, Shanna ... I didn't think I was going to survive," Barker wrote.  DJ AM and Barker were flying back from a concert in Columbia, South Carolina, when the private jet they were in became engulfed in flames. Eyewitness William Owens saw the plane crash happen when he was driving down the highway.  "It ignites -- it crashed, in fact -- went across the highway and cras...
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Carmen Electra Flashes Chest, Goes Bra-Less in See-Through Dress While on Dinner Date With Blink 182's Travis Barker: Picture
US Magazine - about 4 years
Carmen Electra gave photographers an eyeful on Tuesday, Jan. 21, when she exited Crossroads Restaurant in West Hollywood in a see-through black cutout dress.  PHOTOS: Celebrity wardrobe malfunctions The bra-less look left little to the imagination, clearly displaying Electra's nipples as she left her dinner date with Blink 182 rocker Travis Barker.  The drummer, 38, left the date night spot first, and the Baywatch star, 41, followed soon after. PHOTOS: Stars without underwear  The two are rumored to be dating after Electra ended a brief romantic relationship with pal Simon Cowell in February 2013. Barker has been single since his divorce from former pageant queen Shanna Moakler was finalized in 2008.  PHOTOS: Hot celebs in swimsuits over 40 The television personality and model has been married twice before, to former NBA star Dennis Rodman in 1998 and to Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro in 2003.  This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Carmen E...
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No joke, Blink-182 finds a happy mix between passion and parties
LATimes - over 4 years
Pop-punk upstarts Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge weather infighting and personal tragedies to arrive at a fresh stage of alterna-rock inspiration. For airplane-phobic drummer Travis Barker, the gig required a quick trip across town in a pimped-out low rider. Singer-bassist Mark Hoppus flew 5,400 miles from London. And with sky's-the-limit rock-star gusto, guitarist-vocalist Tom DeLonge bypassed traffic on the 405 and helicoptered in from San Diego.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Travis Barker
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    On Nov. 2, 2015, Barker debuted on the first live show of a North American tour as the new drummer for Antemasque, a four-piece rock band lead by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
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    Barker has written a memoir entitled Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, which was released on October 20, 2015.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    On August 5, 2013, Barker announced that he would soon be releasing a song with Hopsin, Yelawolf and Paul Wall, with additional production by Scoop DeVille.
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    In late December Travis Barker confirmed they were working on a collaboration EP which was to be released in 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    In December 2012, American rapper Hopsin had hinted on his Facebook and Twitter pages that he and Travis Barker were working on a project together.
    As of late, Barker has continued his collaborations, working with Chester French, LL Cool J, Cypress Hill and producing an entire EP of collaboration, Psycho White, with rapper Yelawolf. Blink-182 split from Interscope Records in 2012 and recorded Dogs Eating Dogs, an EP of new material.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    After more than two years of setbacks and delays, Barker finally released his long-in-the-works solo debut, Give the Drummer Some, in March 2011.
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    The crash led Barker to make some lifestyle changes; as of 2011, he now runs and swims each day, eats well and has gone vegan since leaving the hospital, although he had already been vegetarian for 17 years.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    In the midst of the band's reunion tour in August 2009, DJ AM was found dead by a friend in his New York apartment.
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    Barker continued to produce remixes throughout 2009, including a remix of "3 a.m.
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    Eventually, Blink-182 appeared for the first time on stage together in nearly five years as presenters at the February 2009 Grammy Awards.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    Barker recovered from the incident, enabling him to return to the recording studio in November 2008.
    Barker sued the plane's owners, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and an airplane maintenance company on November 21, 2008.
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    Barker called DeLonge from the hospital. "He's cracking jokes," Barker remembered. "I called Mark and told him, 'Tom's the same dude we used to know.'" After a two-hour phone conversation between DeLonge and Hoppus, an arrangement was made for the trio to meet up at Hoppus and Barker's Los Angeles studio in October 2008.
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    He began performing with DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) in June 2008 in a collaboration called TRV$DJAM.
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    Barker continued releasing hip-hop remixes in 2008; a well-received remix of Flo Rida's "Low" followed the "Crank That" rendition.
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    However, as of February 11, 2008, the couple's divorce had been finalized. Barker and Moakler were together during a DJ set Barker was playing with DJ AM in Las Vegas on January 7, 2009. The couple attempted to rekindle their relationship in early 2009 but announced that they were no longer together on April 1, 2009, amid reports that police had been called to their home after a fight; no charges were filed against either party.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    In March 2007, Moakler revealed to People magazine that she and Barker (still married) were back together, but denied that she was pregnant.
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    Despite their pending divorce, reports surfaced in early 2007 that Barker and Moakler were "quietly trying to give it another go" as they were reportedly seen autographing a fan's book, with a heart around their names.
    In early 2007, Barker began to work on hip-hop remixes and production techniques for many artists, preparing some loops and beats for Juelz Santana and looking to open two new boutiques, one in Los Angeles name Fast Life and one in Venice Beach by the name of Rogue Status.
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  • 2006
    Age 30
    On August 8, 2006, Barker filed for divorce from Moakler after nearly two years of marriage.
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    After he and Moakler split up in 2006, he was frequently spotted at nightclubs—and photographed necking with Paris Hilton. Trying to blot out the guilt of giving his children a broken home, he consumed "excessive amounts" of prescription painkillers, marijuana and alcohol. The painkiller usage eventually developed into a full-fledged addiction over 2007.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    Barker has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including his own reality show, Meet the Barkers, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler, which debuted in 2005.
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    The +44 project came to a turning point when Hoppus and Barker purchased their own studio in October 2005, named Opra Music.
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    Barker began another new project in 2005 called Expensive Taste, featuring Paul Wall and Skinhead Rob—the project would be more traditionally hip-hop.
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  • 2004
    Age 28
    After a Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired wedding in October 2004, Barker starred in the MTV reality series Meet the Barkers with Shanna Moakler.
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    He injured his foot at a Melbourne, Australia show in 2004 but performed the next night using his left foot for the kick-drum; he was in so much pain afterward that the tour had to be cancelled.
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    The Kinison, who supported Blink-182 on their tour dates, impressed Barker and were the first group signed to LaSalle Records, the label Barker officially set up in 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    Shortly before the album's completion, Barker's girlfriend, ex-Miss USA Shanna Moakler, gave birth to his first son, Landon Asher, in October 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    Barker's first marriage, to Melissa Kennedy, lasted nine months until he filed for divorce in August 2002.
    Through a connection with Jerry Finn, Rancid vocalist Tim Armstrong contacted Barker in the summer of 2002 to record tracks for a rap/rock collaboration called the Transplants.
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  • 2001
    Age 25
    In 2001, Barker married Melissa Kennedy.
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  • 2000
    Age 24
    One of the blows he landed on the guy's face broke Barker's right pinkie, a hairline fracture. "That guy was way bigger and older than me," Barker cracked in an interview with Rolling Stone, who gave the trio a cover story in August 2000. "Ohio's not that tough."
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    Meanwhile, Blink-182 was forced to postpone remaining dates of a spring European tour in 2000 when both DeLonge and Barker came down with strep throat.
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  • 1998
    Age 22
    Barker continued playing with Blink-182 throughout 1998 and stepped in to play with the Vandals, where he filled in for Josh Freese as the year closed.
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    The trio's drummer, Scott Raynor, announced to his fellow members that he would depart following the SnoCore Tour in February 1998.
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    His career rose when he joined up with Blink-182 in 1998.
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  • 1997
    Age 21
    He recorded one album with them, The Fury of The Aquabats!, in 1997.
  • 1996
    Age 20
    After the split of his first band, Feeble, Barker began playing for the Aquabats in 1996 as the Baron Von Tito.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    Barker later married actress and Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler on October 30, 2004.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on November 14, 1975.
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