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Travis Barker

Travis Barker
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Travis Barker Biography

Travis Barker was born to the parents - Randy & Gloria Barker in Fontana, California, which is located in Saint Bernadino county. Travis Barker grew up in a high crime area, where his father worked as a mechanist and his mother babysat for local kids. Travis Barker started playing the drums at the young age of four (although he didn't get serious until about the age of 12). Travis Barker studied with a jazz teacher and was exposed to all kinds of different music.

Travis Barker was a complete mama's boy. She did everything for him : laundry, made his bed, and helped him with his homework. He had the same drum set untill he was 15. The day before he started highschool, his mother died of cancer(she had been diagnosed three months earlier). She told him to keep playing music and to follow his dreams. When Travis Barker was in high school, he played in jazz ensemble and marching band. He gained a lot of experience performing at regional competitions and festivals. During his senior year, he passed up drum corps tryouts to tour with a rock band. Travis Barker gained a lot of experience performing with a few early rock bands. He finished high school and landed a rather good spot on the aquabats. He was called "Baron Von Tito". Read Full Bio >>

Travis Barker Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Black Reel Awards Best Song The Man with the Iron Fists (2012). Nominated
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice Crossover Artist Nominated

Travis Barker Trivia

  • Often performs topless to show off his tattoos.
  • Made a name for himself playing drums for the wacky ska band, "The Aquabats" before leaving for the greener pasture that is Blink 182.
  • Teaches drum lessons.
  • Graduated from Fontana High School in 1993
  • Collects Cadillacs and old bikes.
  • Runs Famous Stars and Straps, a belt buckle company specializing in hot rod designs.
  • Has been playing the drums since he was 4 yrs old.
  • Played with the Aquabats and occasionally filled in for Blink 182's drummer, Scott Raynor. After Raynor's exit in 1998 he was quickly asked to come aboard the Blink 182 ship.
  • Resides in Riverside, California.
  • Is also in band "Box Car Racer".
  • Is also a member of band "The Transplants".
  • Son, Landon Asher Barker, was born 9th October 2003
  • Developed a shoe with DC Shoe Company called the Alias Remix
  • Engaged to girlfriend Shanna Moakler on Christmas Eve 2003 at Disneyland.
  • Is endorsed by Orange County Drums and Percussion.
  • Is one of the Zildjian Cymbal Company's premier artists. He currently has his own signature drum stick, cymbal bag, and stick bag made by them.
  • Writes left-handed, but plays drums right-handed.
  • He and his wife are expecting another child due in December 2005.


Travis Barker Photos

  • Landon Barker, Alabama Barker, Travis Barker and Atiana Cecilia de la Hoya

    Fox's "American Idol" 2013 Grand Finale Results Show - Arrivals

  • Travis Barker and Family

    55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

  • Travis Barker and his children

    Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals

  • Travis Barker

    UFC on Fox - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos - Arrivals

  • Travis Barker and family

    "Puss in Boots" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Travis Barker

    "Cars 2" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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