Travis Barker Biography
Travis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer as for his major profession. He has been famous as the drummer for the American rock band named Blink-182. During his career as a drummer, he has performed as a frequent collaborator along with hip-hop artists and also with the Alternative rock band named +44. Before that he was a frequent collaborator with the late DJ Am. His career took off when he joined up with Blink-182 in 1998. Ever since he joined DJ AM, he established himself as a versatile drummer in music field. Beside that he also gained significant acceptance within the hip-hop community in particular and often collaborates with artists to compose rock-tinged remixes to their songs. Apart from his drumming, he also has succefully founded the clothing company “Famous Stars” and “Straps” in 1999.
Barker was born on November 14, 1975 in Fontana, California to Randy and Gloria Barker. His father used to work as a mechanic and his mother used to be babysitter. He had a great interest in drumming, when he was just 5 years old his mother gave him his first kit which he kept till he was 15 years of old. Later he began taking drum lessons with a drummer named Thomas Hogan, who exposed young Barker to many different and new playing styles. At the mean time he also begun to take trumpet lessons. When he was just in his junior level, he had briefly tried to sing and join the madrigals men and women’s choir. In addition, Barker had non-musical aspirations; he also was interested in becoming a professional surfer and skateboarder.
After graduating from Fontana high school, he worked as a trash man in Laguna Beach. When he was working as trash man he used to play with bands Snot, and later Feeble. Larson went on to co-found the ska punk group The Aquabats in 1994. After local shows and demo tapes, the band recruited Barker through Larson's connection. MCA gave the band its first professional recording budget, and the trio returned to DML Studios in San Diego to write their follow-up. after four years of struggle, he finally breathe in relief. He was finally happy to buy things of his own requirement. There has been lots of ups and down in his life. he has been known as most struggling person since the day he choose to be a drummer. Wikipedia holds perfect details about his life events which can be beneficial to his fans and followers to know about him in detail.
Talking about his personal life, he had started to date Melissa Kennedy just after his success in MCA. They dated each other for quite some time and finally got married. But their marriage didn’t end for longer time as just after nine month they got divorced. Later he again married an actress and Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moalker on October 30, 2004. Barker and Moakler have two children together, Landon Asher (born October 9, 2003). Again after 2 years of marriage they separated by divorce. The reason behind their divorce was Moalker’s statement on his relation with his previous wife. Barker and Moakler were seen together at the 2007 Video Music Awards kissing and holding hands. However, as of February 11, 2008, the couple's divorce had been finalized. At present he is just a divorced man from his two unsuccessful marriages. At present he has not been connected to anyone and there has no any issues related to his personal life. He has been concentrating on his career with full determination.
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