Travis Barker is a talented musician, record producer, and songwriter. He has several talents but is mainly known as the lead drummer of the famous rock band; Blink-182. He has joined hands with numerous top hip-hop artists and rock bands. He is also the founder of two rock bands, namely, Box Car Racer and +44. He gave numerous performances with DJ AM, and they both loved to collaborate with each other. He got great fame and one of the top Magazines in America; Rolling Stone named him as one of the greatest drummers of all time and ‘punk’s first superstar drummer.’
Barker started drumming at an early age, and in the beginning, he played the drum for the Aquabats in the year 1996. In 1998, he left Aquabars and joined Blink-182, which gave him great success in the mainstream with ‘Enema of State’ released in 1999. He was quite a fantastic drummer and was invited to gives special appearances in different music projects such as pop, hip hop, rock, etc. He was also a part of the popular MTV Reality show ‘Meet the Bakers’.
Barker was born to a mechanic and babysitter named Randy and Gloria Baker. He was born on November 14, 1975, in Fontana, California. He has two sisters and is the youngest among all his siblings. He has a mix of three descent; Italian, English, and Irish. He got his first drum kit from his mother when he was four years old. He used the same kit and practice on it till he was fifteen years old. He started taking lessons in drumming from Michael Mai when he was only five years old.
He also took some Trumpet lessons and tried piano along with singing. Barked was also interested in surfer and skateboarding and want to take it to the professional level, but his love for drumming didn’t let him do anything else. He went to Fontana high school, and a day before he joined it, he lost his mother.
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After completing high school, Barker started playing with punk rock bands, and there he met Chad Larson. Chad was the co-founder of the group Aquabats in the year 1994. As part of this group, he recorded the first record, ‘The fury of Aquabats,’ with the producer Jim Goodwin. Barker has great accuracy along with fantastic speed.
After releasing the first record, the group all over the nation with Blink-182, which is a San Diego based group. He released several records and singles and gained significant success from the releases he made between the years 1999 to 2004. Barker was part of the first group signed by LaSalle records.
Barker has two marriages as his first marriage with Melissa Kennedy broker in August 2002. He later married Shanna Moakler in 2004. She is an actress and Miss USA 1995. They got married on Halloween eve with a Gothic-Style marriage ceremony. After two years, they both got divorced but still are on quite good terms and co-parenting their children.
According to reports, Travis Barker Net worth is around $50 million. His album ‘Enema of the state’ sold over 15 million copied and make his earn loads of money.