Travis Barker

Travis Barker, John Feldmann, and Jason Butler Talk The Fever 333

Forbes (sorry for having to link to this user hostile website) sat down with Travis Barker, John Feldmann, and Jason Butler to talk about The Fever 333 and their upcoming music, label, and much more:

This is the first and only interview that Barker, Feldmann and The Fever 333 have done collectively. With their debut EP being released this Friday, here, in their words, Barker, Feldmann and the trio reveal all.

And:

I stayed close to Jason, then when Jason was working at Shinola in Venice selling watches he came to the house and had a come to Jesus talk with me. “What do I do?” So I kind of filed it away in the back of my mind. Three months later Travis and I signed a couple of pop/punk bands and we started developing stuff together. It came to the forefront, Jason Aalon is the greatest frontman probably still relevant, but he is working at a watch store.

There’s lots of new information about this project and how it came together in here.

Travis Barker Working on Documentary

Travis Barker of Blink-182 revealed on Kevin & Bean that he is working on a new documentary as a counterpart to his autobiography. He also mentions this is why he was hanging out with Tom DeLonge recently:

So four people were interviewed to create this trailer. It was Mark Hoppus, my dad, and Tom Delonge.

I haven’t really said anything. It’s been in the works. It’s the same people who did Steve Aoki’s documentary. We started talking with them a while back about being inspired by the book but then digging deeper.

Travis Barker Teams Up With Shaun White

Travis Barker has teamed up with Olympian Shaun White for the inaugural Air + Style qualifier event and free concert at Bear Mountain this weekend:

White has tapped his friend and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to play the gig on Saturday, Jan. 6, there will also be more than 50 snowboarders testing out their rail riding skills. Registration is open and free to the first 50 riders who sign up the day of the event.

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Travis Barker and More Open Up on Fighting Addiction and Depression

Steve Baltin, writing for Forbes, interviews a variety of artists on fighting addiction and depression:

Travis Barker: Sobriety saved my life. My only my regret is it didn’t happen sooner. It was sad that it took a plane crash and almost dying to finally sober up. My second chance at life and my kids was enough to never touch drugs again. Being present and sober is something I wouldn’t trade for anything. Music is my drug.

And:

Anthony Green: I don’t have the answers for what we do, but I know that in Circa Survive and with my situation, the forefront with everything in the band is each other. That stuff comes before making money. From the beginning of the band we wanted it to be a family that cared about each other. So when I needed to go to rehab and I needed to have my mental health issues addressed, the band got put on hiatus and pause. I think that a lot of these guys are in situations where they’re afraid to stop the train from rolling because a lot of people depend on them financially. I think putting the idea of your mental health in front of making money is one thing you can do.

Today is World Mental Health Day and there’s some great insights from a variety of people in this piece.1


  1. I hate trying to use Forbes’ website though, so I’m sorry about that.

Travis Barker Talks Next Solo Album

Travis Barker of Blink-182 recently talked with Music Radar:

A lot of people go, ‘Oh, Travis Barker has a solo album, I hope he’s doing drum solos everywhere.’ Well, unfortunately not every song requires a drum solo. Even with Blink it’s weird if I’m going crazy in every song. There comes a time with musicianship that you have to do what the song is asking for. […]

I am 70 percent done with my new solo album. The next part, the most important piece, is for me to go play drums on it now. We’ve got the programming, I’ve made all of the beats, the second step was to get all of the artists and find out which artists sound great on which beats. The third step is me playing drums on it, mixing it and then putting it out.

Travis Barker Appears on “The Doctors”

Travis Barker of Blink-182 appeared on the TV show “The Doctors” on Monday to talk about recovering from a deadly plane crash in 2008. Some clips from the show can be seen on Huffington Post:

“The doctors said, ‘You’re probably going to be on most of these drugs for the rest of your life because you went through such a horrific experience, and you’re dealing with bipolar disorder. You’ll probably never play drums again, you’ll never run again,’” he recalled on the program this week.

“Then the challenge was in my mind just to prove them wrong,” he said. “I had to wean myself off of every drug, start playing the drums immediately, run, and then I became even healthier than I ever was before the plane accident.”

Travis Barker Doubles Down in Calabasas

The Los Angeles Times has some photos of the house recently purchased by Travis Barker of Blink-182:

Travis Barker of Blink-182 fame has a new spot to bang his drum in Calabasas. He just bought a Mediterranean home that sits on nearly half an acre corner lot on a private street for $2.825 million. He also owns another house in the gated community.

Nice digs.