Travis Barker Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

12th April 2015

Fact: Rage Against The Machine frontman ZACK DE LA ROCHA and Blink-182's Travis Barker brought a little extra star power to Run The Jewels' Coachella festival set on Saturday night (11Apr15) by joining the duo onstage. De la Rocha performed his verse on Close our Eyes (And Count To F**k), while Barker also joined the rap act.

23rd March 2015

Quote: "I'm playing with Run The Jewels and this DJ named Deorro that I did a record with. I'm doing double duty both weekends." BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker will be busy at next month's (Apr15) Coachella festival in California.

21st August 2014

Fact: Killer Mike and El-P have recruited drummer Travis Barker and Rage Against the MAChine star Zack de la Rocha for their new Run the Jewels record, Rtj2.

6th June 2013

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Lil Chris... The best lil homie anybody could ever have. U are 4ever (sic) missed my brother... Rip... Gone but Never forgotten." Travis Barker remembers his friend and personal assistant Chris Baker, who perished in the 2008 plane crash which the drummer miraculously survived.

12th November 2012

Tweet: "Happy Veterans Day to all soldiers that are fighting & have fought 4 our safety in this country.Thanks also to my Dad who fought in Vietnam". Rocker Travis Barker observes the U.S. Veterans Day holiday on Monday (12Nov12) by paying tribute to his father.

15th June 2012

Tweet: "Damn, sick as a dog....i hate being sick. Still must rock Manchester tomorrow though." Drummer Travis Barker is feeling ill ahead of Blink 182's gig in England on Friday (15Jun12).

21st March 2012

Fact: Blink-182 star Travis Barker and madcap Muppet Animal are to stage a drum-off on an upcoming episode of late-night U.S. show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

1st March 2012

Fact: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is set to join Cypress Hill onstage for their annual SmokeOut festival in San Bernardino, California this Saturday (03Mar12).

6th October 2011

Quote: "Sitting in the hospital hearing doctors talk about amputating my foot and reading a letter from Tom (DeLonge), it was pretty simple to me: if everything works out right and I'm in one piece when I leave here, I want to do everything again. When you get another shot like that, you've got to seize the moment." Travis Barker on how his near-death plane crash in 2008 made him determined to reteam with his feuding Blink-182 bandmates.

2nd May 2011

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj treated her tourmate Travis Barker to a raunchy lap dance on the final night of their I Am Still Music tour on Friday (29Apr11). The Moment 4 Life hitmaker's sexy routine has been a part of all of her shows in recent months; she even pulled off the stunt with her mentor Lil Wayne. But it was the Blink-182 drummer who received the final dance as they wrapped up their trek in Calgary, Canada.

31st March 2011

Quote: Rock drummer Travis Barker has teamed up with British rapper Tinie Tempah and world champion boxer Katie Taylor to film a new TV advertisement for Lucozade. The energy drink promo features a remixed version of Tempah's song Simply Unstoppable.

2nd March 2011

Quote: "It was hard for me to even get in the bus and be moving around. Me and AM would always speak. We were a support system for each other for a year after the crash." Rocker Travis Barker admits the 2009 death of his pal DJ AM hit him really hard as he was trying to recover from a plane crash they both survived.

14th January 2011

Quote: "Tom and Mark came to my house a couple of weeks after I got out of the hospital from the plane crash. And immediately it was d**k jokes again. It was just on like a lightbulb. Those jokes have never sounded funnier." Travis Barker's Blink-182 bandmates TOM DeLONGE and Mark Hoppus used juvenile gags to cheer the drummer up after he survived a horrific plane crash in 2008.

19th August 2010

Fact: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has enlisted the help of hip-hop stars including Eminem, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and T.I. for his upcoming solo album, Can The Drummer Get Some, which is due to hit stores this autumn (10).

26th May 2010

Fact: Punk star Travis Barker has joined Rihanna's band for the R&B star's new video ROCK STAR 101. The bare-chested Barker plays drums in the promo, which features Rihanna dressed up as rock star Slash.

8th April 2010

Quote: "I always wanted to learn how to play the drums and I started talking about it... and he saw the interview and he said, 'You can't have anybody else teach you,' so I started rocking out with him... It's so difficult... but he makes it really clear to understand." Rihanna on her drumming lessons with Blink-182 star Travis Barker.

7th August 2009

Quote: "I just stopped burping up jet fuel three months ago... It feels like death's way over there, and every day I'm running away from it." Drummer Travis Barker is still scarred by his 2008 plane crash in South Carolina, which claimed the lives of two close friends.

9th February 2009

Quote: "When you're in a band, you have this unspoken bond. You're kind of family with your boys. We took a break for a little bit. I think when Travis had the event (accident) happen to him it was something that pulled us back together... We always knew it was inevitable." Rocker TOM DeLONGE reveals Blink-182 bandmate Travis Barker's September (08) plane crash helped bring the punk-pop trio back together.

1st October 2008

Fact: Travis Barker's assistant, Chris Baker, who died in a plane crash tragedy in South Carolina last month (Sep08), lost his stepbrother ROB WARN in a motorcycle accident in August (08).

25th September 2008

Quote: "People won't dance the same until he gets better." Dj Cassidy talks about the effect DJ AM and Travis Barker's plane crash has had on the Los Angeles club scene.

24th September 2008

Quote: “What you have there is a moment in time that forces you to reflect on everything that is precious about your life. I wish for them to recover and grace the stage for us again.” Rocker Perry Farrell's thoughts are with pals Travis Barker and ADAM `DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN, who were involved in a plane crash in South Carolina late on Friday night (19Sep08) shortly after performing with the former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman.

23rd September 2008

Quote: "I was in disbelief to learn what happened to all of them. I can still see how happy AM looked after his show." Rocker Perry Farrell is still in shock after hearing of the tragic plane crash in South Carolina at the weekend (19Sep08), which killed four and left pals Travis Barker and ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN with severe burns.

8th September 2008

Fact: Katy Perry performed Madonna's LIKE A VIRGIN and her own summer hit I KISSED A GIRL with 'house band' DJ AM and Travis Barker at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (07Sep08). The Ting Tings, Lupe Fiasco and LL Cool J also performed with the duo.

8th September 2008

Fact: Katy Perry performed Madonna's LIKE A VIRGIN and her own summer hit I KISSED A GIRL with 'house band' DJ AM and Travis Barker at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (07Sep08). The Ting Tings, Lupe Fiasco and LL Cool J also performed with the duo.

13th February 2008

Fact: Rocker Travis Barker's ex-wife and former beauty queen SHANNA MOAKLER is appealing to fans on her MySpace internet page to vote on what she should name her new pet piglet.

13th September 2007

Quote: "I'm doing yoga and I have lots of sex in the shower with my husband!" SHANNA MOAKLER suggests her on/off romance with husband Travis Barker is getting steamy again - and is helping her to lose weight.

30th March 2007

Fact: Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriends have formed an odd alliance - Travis Barker and STAVROS NIARCHOS dined together at Miami, Florida's Blue Door restaurant on 18 March (07).

30th October 2006

Quote: "It's different from what I'm doing in a sense, musically it's different and probably what they set out to do. I have much more of a spiritual kind of thing with what I'm doing." TOM DELONGE on the difference between his new band Angels And Airwaves and former Blink 182 members, MARK HOPPUS and Travis Barker's new band +44.

12th October 2006

Fact: Travis Barker's ex-wife and Paris Hilton's nemesis SHANNA MOAKLER dated actor Dennis Quaid in 2001 and rocker Billy Idol in the 1990s.

22nd September 2006

Fact: Former Blink-182 star Travis Barker will always have a special reminder of his marriage to estranged wife SHANNA MOAKLER - she bought him his dream car, a 1967 Eldorado.

20th September 2005

Fact: <p>BLINK-182 star Travis Barker and socialite Nicole Richie's fiance DJ AM debuted their new, unnamed venture at radio station KROQ's Inland Invasion in California at the weekend (17SEP05). Barker drummed constantly for 30 minutes while AM, real name Adam Goldstein played records by the likes of AC/DC and Snoop Dogg. </p>

11th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I do love my Louis Vuitton luggage and accessories." BLINK-182 rocker Travis Barker reveals he mixes high fashion with his tattoos and piercings. </p>

8th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I pretty much dress like a bum... ripped T-shirt, Dickies, socks and some sneakers. But I'll set that off with a watch like my Rolex, or one of my diamond rings... Clothes make the man, like paint makes the car." Rocker Travis Barker. </p>

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