Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, in the year 1975) is an American musician who fulfills as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182.
Travis Landon Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, is a member of the rap-rock group Transplants, established the rock bands +44 and Box Car Racer, and thereafter joined Antemasque and Goldfinger. Barker was a systematic collaborator with the late DJ AM, and jointly they formed TRV$DJAM.
Due to his fame, Rolling Stone referred to him as “punk’s first superstar drummer” as well as one of the 100 tremendous drummers Of all time.
Born in Fontana, which is in California, Barker began drumming at an early age. Travis Landon Barker commenced playing for The Aquabats in the year 1996 but left to join Blink-182 in the year 1998, which experienced mainstream success with Enema of the State of the year 1999.
Barker established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and making guest appearances in music projects of several music genres including hip hop, alternative rock, pop, and country. Travis Landon Barker also headlined an MTV reality series named Meet the Barkers.
Travis Landon Barker was involved in a plane crash in the year 2008, but he regained and released his debut solo album, Give the Drummer Some, in the year 2011. He has continued to work with rappers, releasing extensive plays with Yelawolf, Asher Roth, and Nottz, as well as with Blink-182 and the Transplants.
Aside from drumming, Travis Landon Barker founded the clothing company Famous Stars as well as Straps in the year 1999 and LaSalle Records in 2004. Companies such as DC Shoes and Zildjian cymbals have co-designed commodities in his name. He published a memoir, Can I Say, Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, in the year 2015.
Travis Landon Barker Early life and education
Travis Landon Barker was born in Fontana, California on November 14, in the year 1975, When Barker was four years old, his mother gave him his first kit, which was the only one he would have until he was 15 years old.
Barker began taking drum lessons at age five with a drummer named Michael Mai, who would uncover young Barker to many various playing styles. At this time, he also started taking trumpet lessons.
In junior high, Travis Landon Barker memorized to play the piano and briefly tried singing, enlisting the madrigals men and women’s choir. In addition, Barker had non-musical aspirations; he also was interested in becoming a professional surfer as well as a skateboarder.
However, Travis Landon Barker states that “I always departed back to drums, though. That was the one way that kind of felt like I was related to and I could kind of understand. I could convey myself better through my drums than I could anything else.
Travis Landon Barker has characterized himself as a stoner during his term at Fontana High School. His mother, who had been diagnosed with Sjögren syndrome three months earlier, died the day before he commenced high school.
She told him to keep playing music and to pursue his dreams. At Fontana High School, Travis Landon Barker flirted the drum set in the jazz ensemble and snare drum in the marching band. He earned a lot of knowledge performing at regional competitions and festivals.
Travis Landon Barker assigned a mixture of styles including military and jazz rhythms but was persuaded by the driving rhythms of hip-hop and punk rock.
Influences and favorite drummers
Barker told CBS Local that his first-ever hero was Animal from The Muppets, crediting the character as his inspiration to seek drumming. Moreover, He also cites John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Alex Van Halen of Van Halen, Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, as well as Danny Carey of Tool as his favorite drummers.
In the year 2016 Q&A with Vevo, Barker credited Buddy Rich as the enormous drummer of all time. He also noted that Van Halen’s “Jump” was the first song he memorized on the drums.
Travis Landon Barker Personal life
Barker’s first marriage, to Melissa Kennedy, lasted nine months until he filed for divorce in August in the year 2002. He later married actress and Miss USA 1995 titleholder named Shanna Moakler on October 30, of the year 2004.
The cute couple had a The Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic-style ceremony motivated by the Tim Burton film, and it was held on the eve of Halloween. Barker and Moakler have two children together, a son born in the year 2003, and a daughter born in the year 2005.
Travis Landon Barker also remains near to his stepdaughter, Moakler’s daughter with ex-fiancé, boxer Oscar De La Hoya. The family occurred in a reality television series, Meet the Barkers, which was vented on MTV from the year 2005 to the year 2006.
On August 8, of the year 2006, Barker documented for divorce from Moakler after around two years of marriage. The divorce was made social as each used their MySpace pages to air their feelings on the matter.
Despite their pending divorce, reports emerged in the early year 2007 that Barker, as well as Moakler, were “quietly trying to give it another go” as they were reportedly seen photographing a great fan’s book, with a heart around their names.
In March of the year 2007, Moakler told People magazine that she as well as Barker (still married) were back together, but denied that she was pregnant this came after the couple was publicly cheerful at a surprise birthday Barker threw for his wife in Miami.
People later documented that the couple had separated again; no reason was given for the split. Barker, as well as Moakler, were seen together at the year 2007 MTV Video Music Awards kissing and holding hands. However, on February 11, in the year 2008, the couple’s divorce was confirmed.
Barke, as well as Moakler,r were together during a DJ set Barker was playing with DJ AM in Las Vegas on January 7, in the year 2009. The couple attempted to rekindle their relationship in early the year 200 but declared that they were no longer together on April 1, in the year 2009.
On December 7, in the year 2014, the police were called to Barker as well as Moakler’s shared home in Los Angeles after the two were engaged in a verbal altercation. Criminal dangers were made against one another, which led to both Barker and Moakler getting charged. No charges were filed against any of the parties.
In late of the year 2015, Travis Landon Barker briefly dated singer and actress Rita Ora. In June in the year 2016, it was documented that Barker and Moakler were amicably co-parenting their two children.
There were rumors of Travis Landon Barker as well as Kourtney Kardashian dating by very late the year 2020, which were confirmed, and the relationship was made official in January in the year 2021.
During this relationship, he came back to air travel after avoiding airplanes for around 13 years. In October of the year 2021, the couple got engaged. They had an unofficial wedding on April 3, in the year 2022 in Las Vegas, after the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
The cute couple officially married on May 15, the year 2022 in Santa Barbara, California, with a spiritual wedding ceremony in Portofino, Italy on May 22, in the year 2022.
Barker was raised Catholic, believes in God, and prays frequently with his children.
In February of the year 2021, he inaugurated a line of cannabinoid-infused commodities named Barker Wellness.
Barker presently endorses Drum Workshop drums, hardware as well as pedals, Zildjian cymbals and drumsticks, and Remo drumheads.
In the year 2015, after an alliance with the BMX brand SE Bikes, the “Big Ripper Famous” model was produced.