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Name: Travis Barker  
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Date of Birth: 14th November 1975
Place of Birth: Fontana, California, USA
Profession: Composer
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Travis Barker of blink-182.

Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975 in Fontana, California, USA) is the drummer for blink-182, The Transplants, Box Car Racer, and Plus 44.


Barker previously played drums for The Aquabats (as Baron Von Tito), The Vandals, and the Suicide Machines. He began taking drum lessons at the age of four, when he studied with a jazz teacher, and was exposed to many different styles of music. While he was in high school he played in the jazz ensemble and marching band. He subsequently gained experience performing at regional competitions and festivals. During his senior year of high school, Barker passed up drum corps tryouts to tour with a rock band. After graduating from high school in 1993, he gained more experience as a rock drummer in a few early bands.

Explaining his large number of tattoos, Barker explained "I tattooed my body so I couldn't fall back on anything. I purposely did that so I couldn't get a normal job."

In 1998 Barker's band, The Aquabats, was opening for blink-182. On this tour blink-182 parted ways with their original drummer, Scott Raynor, and asked Barker to fill the drum stool until the end of the tour. Barker had to learn the entire blink-182 set of 24 songs in just a couple of hours. A few months later, he was asked to join the band full time.

Barker's major musical influences include Latin, jazz, and hip-hop.

In 2003, he appeared on Punk'd, MTV's version of Candid Camera, to take part in a set up bareknuckle boxing match. In 2005, he starred in his own MTV reality show Meet the Barkers, with wife Shanna Moakler, whom he married on October 30, 2004. The couple has one son together, Landon Asher Barker, born October 9, 2003. Travis and Shanna are expecting another child in December 2005.

Recently, he has performed on records by The Black Eyed Peas and Nelly, to name a few.


Barker owns an accessory/apparel company called Famous Stars And Straps, and a record company, LaSalle Records, to which The Transplants are signed.

He also has his own line of drumming products, sponsored by Zildjian. They include:

  • Travis Barker Drumsticks
  • Travis Barker Double Drumsticks
  • Travis Barker Stick Bag
  • Travis Barker Cymbal Case
  • Travis Barker Tour Drum Mic Kit

Travis playsOrange County Drum and Percussion drum kits.

Kit Info:

Type 1 black gloss laminate, bass drum wrapped in skateboard grip tape


Bass Drum - 24x22 Snare - 6 1/2x14 Rack tom - 1x10 Rack tom - 12x14 Floor tom - 14x16

Other Snares

6.5x14 black beauty shell w/ 10 ply reinforcement rings, single tube lugs, die cast hoops, trick t/o

6x10 20 ply w/ 2-1" vents, type 1 gloss black, gold new OCDP lugs, 10" gauger rims mounts, trick t/o

6.5x14 Bell Brass shell powder coated gloss black


6 ply w/ 6 ply reinforcement rings

14” floor tom Gauger Rims p.c. gloss black

16” Floor tom Gauger Rims p.c. gloss black

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