Travis Barker

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Born: November 14, 1975, Fontana, CaliforniaFormerly the drummer of the ska group The Aquabats, he left mid tour in 1998 to join Blink-182, replacing Scott Raynor. In 2002 Tim Armstrong of Rancid invited Travis to play in his new side band the Transplants. During this same time while Blink was on a break after heavy touring, he joined Tom DeLonge's side project Box Car Racer. After the announcement of their break up in late 2003, Travis continued to work with Blink and the Transplants. Blink announced their "indefinite hiatus" in February of 2005, just 15 months after the release of their last album. The Transplants also announced their break up after the 2005 Warped Tour.Travis is also actively involved in the rap community, having worked with the Black Eyed Peas, and creating remixes for various artists. He is also noted as one of rock's busiest. When he's not creating music, he keeps busy with his own clothing line Famous Stars And Straps, and he owns and operates his own record label LaSalle Records.Travis is currently involved with Mark Hoppus in a band called (+44), and he is recording with Rob Aston and Paul Wall in a band called Expensive Taste.

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Travis Landon Barker, (born November 14, 1975), is the current drummer for San Diego-based blink-182 and +44. Travis has also played drums for Box Car Racer, Transplants, The Aquabats (as Baron Von Tito) and is 1/3 in hiphop group Expensive Taste with Transplants bandmate Rob Aston. He also was half of TRV$DJAM before DJ AM's death. According to Songfacts, Barker released his first solo album, Give The Drummer Some on March 15, 2011. The title was based on something James Brown used to say on stage when he would break it down and let the drummer take over.

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Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is a musician, producer, and the drummer for the band Blink-182, as well as The Transplants. He was a frequent collaborator with DJ AM before his death, 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 became known for his mohawk and his tendency to perform shirtless, revealing a multitude of tattoos. 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.

He founded clothing company Famous Stars and Straps in 1999 and LaSalle Records in 2004. Companies such as DC Shoes and Zildjian cymbals have co-designed products in his name.


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