Travis Barker is a famous American musician and producer. Travis Barker is the drummer for the rock band named ‘Blink-182’.
Table of Biography
Travis Barker was born on November 14, 1975, in Fontana California, the United States, and is 45 years old. He belongs of English, Irish, and Italian descent. He is the son of Randy Baker and Gloria Barker.
His father was a mechanic by profession and his mother was a babysitter. Barker has attended Fontana high school.
Plane crash survival
In September 2008, Travis experienced a horrible plane incident. Moreover, the tires of the plane were busted and it hit the embankment. Therefore, he was severely injured and has spent over 11 weeks.
He has undergone 16 surgeries and a blood transfusion.
In 1998 when Travis joined a punk rock group Blink-182. Although he was still attached to The Aquabats, he had Blink-182 on cards, but there was no ready opening.
The breakthrough came when the Blink-182 drummer Scott Raynor was dropped from the group.
Therefore, the group needed a drummer desperately since they had a show that night and so Barker was required to learn over 20 songs in two hours and perform them!
Moreover, the seemingly impossible assignment was accomplished with remarkable aplomb. It earned him great respect and admiration from the group members and he cemented his place as drummer once and for all.
Further, apart from their exploits in music, the band has made an appearance in the movie American Pie and was once honored to be the opening act at the Billboard Awards.
Likewise, ‘Blink 182’ has also been on the cover of music and lifestyle magazines such as Rolling Stones, Alternative Press, and Teen People.
The band was one of the greatest punk rock bands in the world and sold millions of records worldwide by the time they disbanded in 2005.
Moreover, Blink 182’s popularity spread like wildfire, especially after their first full-length album ‘Cheshire Cat on Grilled Cheese’ in 1994. Therefore, due to this, their concert tickets were all-sold-out wherever they performed.
More about his career
The band’s hit album ‘Enema of the State’ with Barker as the drummer has caused quite a stir in the rock music industry. Therefore, this album was followed by Taking off Your Pants and Jacket in 2001 and Blink-182 in 2003.
Later on, the group finally split up in 2005 after being together for seven years.
Moreover, with the split of Blink-182, he and Mark Hoppus started a new group named Plus 44. The group lead singer is Carol Heller of Getting the Girl.
He has also done several side projects, notable among them the ‘Box Car Racer’, which he teamed up with Tom DeLonge, his Blink-182 bandmate.
Further, for that, Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Rob Aston have done a side project called Transplants which is a hip-hop-induced punk band.
Moreover, the group has produced studio recordings and two albums, one self-titled and the other called Haunted Cities.
Achievements and Net worth
Travis has been nominated for 3 awards and won all three awards. Two for Best Song and 1 for Close Encounter Award.
He has an estimated net worth of $50 million. his main source of earnings is his music career. he has been living a happy and luxurious life.
Reflecting on his personal life, Travis Barker has remained popular for his relationship and marriages along with his music career. He has married twice and had a relationship with numerous women.
He married his first wife Melissa Kennedy in 2001, but their relationship did not go well, and they divorce in2002.
After 2 years, he married miss USA in 1995 Shanna Moakler in 2004, and the couple has 2 children together, named Alabama Lyella Barker and Landon Asher Barker.
Sadly, the marriage did not last long, and the couple separated in 2008. He has also dated beautiful singer and actress Rita Ora in 2015.
In late 2016, Barker and Moakler are on good terms, successfully co-parenting their 2 children. Also, they put their contentious 2008 divorce and custody battle behind them.
Moreover, in March 2019, it was rumored he was dating Kourtney Kardashian which Barker later denied stating, “Kourtney’s like a dear friend. That’s it……. I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends.”
Rumors and controversy
Travis Barker was rumored that he is having an affair with reality star Kourtney Kardashian. The news came out in March 2019. Nevertheless, these rumors were denied and he said she is only a friend.
Travis stood with a perfect height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) and around 71 kg. He has black-colored hair but he has blue-colored eyes.
Moreover, his other body stats lie chest-waist-hip, dress size, shoe size, etc are not available at the moment.
Travis is active on social media and has his own website. He has more than 2.3m followers on Facebook, 1.5 million followers on Twitter, 376k subscribers on YouTube, and 2.8 million followers on Instagram.
His net worth is estimated to be $45 million and receives a salary of $ 2 million. As per the report, he receives an average salary of around $42k per year.