Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975), addressed professionally as Travis Barker, is a gifted American musician and songwriter. He is a musical artist who is the drummer for the popular rock band, Blink-182.
He has featured many hip-hop artists as well as rock bands. He is also a member of the rap group Transplants.
Travis Barker also founded some rock groups such as +44 and Box Car Racer. He later joined Goldfinger and Antemasque. He is referred to as one of the 100 greatest drummers of all time. The rolling stones nicknamed him “punk’s first superstar drummer.”
He was born in Fontana, California, where he began drumming at a young age. He played for The Aquabats in 1996 but later left to join BLINK-182 in 1998. He is a very talented drummer and is mainly known worldwide for drumming.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Travis Landon Barker|
|Stage Name:||Travis Barker|
|Born:||14 November 1975 (age 46 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Fontana, California, United States|
|Parents:||Gloria Barker, Randy Barker|
|Wife • Spouse:||Kourtney Kardashian (m. 2022), Shanna Moakler (m. 2004–2008), Melissa Kennedy (m. 2001–2002)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Paris Hilton (2006), Tara Conner (2006), Arianny Celeste (2015), Rita Ora (2015), Tara Reid, Lindsay Lohan, Kimberly Stewart|
|Children:||Alabama Luella Barker, Landon Asher Barker, Atiana De La Hoya|
|Occupation:||Musician • Drummer|
|Net Worth:||US$50 million|
Early Life & Education
Travis Barker was born in Fontana, California, United States, on November 14, 1975. He was born to American parents, Gloria Barker (mother) and Randy Barker. He has two siblings; his sister’s name is Shanna Barker.
When he was 4 years old, his mother gave him his first drum kit. He was to keep this drum kit till the age of 15. He began taking drum lessons at the age of 5 with Michael Mai, who is a drummer. Michael Mai exposed him to different drumming routines.
When he enrolled in junior high, he began taking trumpet and piano lessons and joined the Madrigal’s Men and Women’s Choir. Travis Barker also attempted to be a surfer, but all attempts failed, leading him back to drumming, which he adored so much. He talks about being able to describe himself through drumming more than anything else.
Travis Barker lost his mother to Sjogren syndrome 3 months before he entered high school. Before she died, she told him to be passionate about his dreams and to follow his heart.
At Fontana High School, he played for the school’s marching bands. He gained experience in jazz rhythm but was more attracted to hip hop and rock punk.
Travis Barker graduated from Fontana High School and became a trash can collector in Laguna Beach. He met the punk rock bands Snot and Feeble at the beach and decided to join the band in 1993.
This is where he met Chad Larson, who was the co-founder of The Aquabats and SKA punk groups in 1994. The band then recruited him through Chad Larson. The group then recorded The Fury of The Aquabats, produced by Jim Goodwin. The Aquabats nicknamed Travis Barker “Baron Von Tito” reason unknown to them to date.
Travis Barker‘s mainstream success was between 1999 and 2004. He had joined BLINK-182 in 1998. His first album with the group was Enema of The State, which was released in June 1999 and brought the band to stardom. What’s My Age Again, All The Small Things, and Adams‘ songs became commercial breakthroughs for the bank for years. The songs became hits on modern rock charts and peaked at number 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Travis Barker also started a famous clothing line which he named Stars and Straps. The clothing line was influenced by the punk rock skating board community. His clothing line also reflects his love for crazy tattoos.
Awards & Nominations
Travis Barker, over the years, has been nominated and awarded for the following categories;
- Black real awards (black reel) (Nominee) 2013
- California Music Awards (CMS) (jury award winner) 2020
- European Cinematography Awards ECA (winner) 2020
- MTV TRL awards (winner) 2003
- Teen Choice Awards
- MTV Video Music Awards VMA
Travis Barker can be found on the following social media handles.
- Twitter: @travisbarker
- Instagram: @travisbaker
- YouTube: Travis Barker
Travis Barker was first married to Melissa Kennedy. The marriage lasted only 9 months. He filed for divorce in August 2002.
He later got married to an actress and Miss USA Shanna Moakler in 1995. The duo had two children together, a son, Landon Asher Barker, born in 2003, and a daughter, Alabama Luella Barker, born in 2005.
Travis Barker also has a stepdaughter, Atiana De La Hoya, whom Shanna Moakler had with her ex-husband, Oscar De La Hoya. The family appeared in the TV show Meet the Barkers, which aired on MTV from 2005 to 2006.
The couple, however, filed for a divorce two years after the marriage. The divorce took to social media on “My Space” as both coupled poured their emotions on the platform.
In late 2015, Travis Barker started dating singer Rita Ora. The duo made heads turn as they were both stunning. The relationship didn’t last too long.
There were rumors in 2020 that Travis Barker had started dating Kourtney Kardashian. It became official in 2021 when the couple got engaged. They had an unofficial wedding in Las Vegas in April 2022 and got officially married on May 15th, 2022.
Travis Barker has been the boyfriend of Paris Hilton (2006), Tara Conner (2006), Arianny Celeste (2015), Rita Ora (2015), Tara Reid, Lindsay Lohan, and Kimberly Stewart.
Travis Barker is a Catholic and prays regularly with his children. He is currently in and out of the hospital due to pancreatic pain.
- Give The drummer Some (2011)
- Enema of The State 1999
- Take Off Your Pants and Jacket 2001
- California 2016
- Nine 2019
- Blink-182 2003
- Neighborhoods 2011…
Travis Barker has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$50 million with so much fortune and popularity.