Travis Barker Biography
Travis Landon Barker was born on November 14, 1975, in Fontana, California
USA. He has been making a racket on the drums since very early childhood.
His career soared to worldwide fame in 1998 when he joined Blink-182,
becoming known for his mohawk and his tendency to perform without a shirt,
revealing a multitude of tattoos. In addition the drummer explored his
other musical interests with a variety of bands such as Boxcar
Racer, The Transplants, +44
and many others.
On September 19, 2008, Barker was seriously injured when the Learjet 60 in which he was a passenger crashed outside Columbia, South Carolina; four others aboard were killed in the accident.
In March 2011, Travis Barker released his highly anticipated first solo record, "Give The Drummer Some" through Interscope. Not only he produced the entire album, but he played on every track. Guest appearances include Tom Morello, Cory Taylor, Tim Armstrong as well as a myriad pf hip-hop performers. One of the alt-Rock radio favorite is "Saturday Night", featuring The Transplants and Slash. "Give The Drummer Some" peaked at #9 on The Billboard 200 and climbed into the top 20 of the Canadian Albums chart.