Travis Barker

Biography

Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is an American musician, producer, entrepreneur, and 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 drummer for the alternative rock band Box Car Racer. He was a frequent collaborator with 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. He recorded one album with them, “The Fury of the Aquabats!,” in 1997. His career took off when he joined up with pop punk band, Blink-182 in 1998. Barker has since established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and making guest appearances in music projects of numerous music genres including hip-hop, alternative rock, pop and country. He has gained significant acceptance within the hip-hop community in particular and often collaborates with artists to compose rock-tinged remixes to their songs.

In September 2010 his single “Jump Down,” which features alternative hip hop duo The Cool Kids, was the first song released off Barker’s solo debut album “Give the Drummer Some.” It was produced by Chuck Inglish and Barker. “Carry It” was the second track released off the album, featuring American rappers Raekwon and RZA on vocals, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello on guitar, and Barker himself on drums. A third song “Can A Drummer Get Some?” features American rappers Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Game & Swizz Beatz. The album was released in March 2011 debuting at #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #2 on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Rap Albums chart.

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