Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is an American drummer and the current drummer for pop punk trio Blink182. He has also been a drummer for several side projects including +44, Box Car Racer, Transplants and Expensive Taste.
In 1996, Barker joined his first touring band, playing drums for The Aquabats as The Baron Von Tito. He recorded one album with them, The Fury of the Aquabats!, in 1997. His career took off when he joined up with pop punk band, Blink-182 in 1998. Barker became known for his mohawk and his tendency to perform shirtless, revealing a multitude of tattoos. Barker has since established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and making guest appearances in music projects of numerous music genres including hiphop, punk rock, alternative rock, ska, pop and even country. He has gained significant acceptance within the hip-hop community in particular and often collaborates with artists to compose rock-tinged remixes to their songs.
He founded clothing company Famous Stars and Straps in 1999 and LaSalle Records in 2004. Companies such as DC Shoes and Zildjian cymbals have codesigned products in his name.
Barker's marriage to former Miss USA Shanna Moakler was featured in MTV's Meet the Barkers (20052006). His marriage and personal life have been considerable media fodder following his divorce and a brief relationship with Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton in 2006. In early 2009, Barker and Moakler decided to get back together. On April 1, 2009, reps for both Barker and Moakler confirmed they had split following an argument at their home which required police attention. The argument was said to be caused after Barker confronted Moakler about her allegedly having an affair with Gerard Butler while he was recovering from his plane crash. Moaklers reps deny any reports of an affair.
Travis Barker has a mix of old school tattoos and new school tattoos. Black and Gray and color. You will find lots of tattooed cadilac emblems, a boom box radio, checkered flags, stars, musical notes, hearts, pinup girl tattoos, lots and lots of tattoo script, fire and flame tattoos, black and gray smoke etc.
Barker also has a vast and unique collection of ghetto blasters and is a self-proclaimed car enthusiast.