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.
Due to his fame, Rolling Stone referred to him as "punk's first superstar drummer." Barker, born in Fontana, California, 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).
Companies such as DC Shoes and Zildjian cymbals have co-designed products in his name.
That was the one direction that kind of felt like I was connected to and I could kind of understand.
I could express myself better through my drums than I could anything else." While attending Fohi, he and his best friend Manuel Solorzano decided to enter the school talent show in a drum-off battle between the two of them; Travis won.
The newspaper also added that people who claim to be close to the couple are “convinced” an engagement is inevitable. Fans were simultaneously mourning and celebrating the news. Many other fans were crushed because they hoped to marry him...
“So many people would flip but if the couple at some point announced they were engaged I’d be happy,” tweeted one fan. On Friday, Travis Barker’s rep said “no comment” when asked whether the 42-year-old drummer was tying the knot.
He’s obliterated any happy memories I had of the decade we spent together. He’s trashed the mother of his kids to sell a book.