He was involved in a plane crash in 2008, but he recovered and released his debut solo album, Give the Drummer Some, in 2011.
He has continued to work with rappers, releasing extended plays with Yelawolf and Asher Roth and Nottz, as well as with Blink-182 and the Transplants.
Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182.
He released a memoir, Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, in 2015. When Barker was four, his mother gave him his first kit, which was the only one he would have until he was fifteen.
Barker began taking drum lessons at age five with a drummer named Michael Mai, who would expose young Barker to many different playing styles.
Born in Fontana, California, Barker began drumming at an early age.
He began playing for the Aquabats in 1996, but left to join Blink-182 in 1998, which encountered mainstream success with Enema of the State (1999).
", "All the Small Things", and "Adam's Song"—that crossed over into Top 40 radio format and experienced major commercial success.
"All the Small Things" became a number-one hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, but also became a crossover hit and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.He gained a lot of experience performing at regional competitions and festivals.Barker employed a variety of styles including military and jazz rhythms, but was attracted to the driving rhythms of hip-hop and punk rock.He was a frequent collaborator with the now-late DJ AM, and together 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 Greatest Drummers of All Time.Barker, who had not had time to prepare or practice with the duo, learned the drum tracks for the 20-song setlist in only 45 minutes before the first show and performed them flawlessly thereafter. "I remember Travis rehearsing backstage for an hour or two, then playing with them during sound-check," recalled Aquabats member Adam Deibert.