Barker employed a variety of styles including military and jazz rhythms, but was attracted to the driving rhythms of hip-hop and punk rock.
After the October 1997 release of The Fury of the Aquabats!
Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is an American musician and producer, best known as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182.
Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip hop artists, is a member of the rap rock group Transplants, founded the rock bands 44 and Box Car Racer, and most recently joined Antemasque and Goldfinger.
He has continued to work with rappers, releasing extended plays with Yelawolf and Asher Roth and Nottz, as well as with Blink-182 and the Transplants.
Aside from drumming, he founded clothing company Famous Stars and Straps in 1999 and La Salle Records in 2004.
He released a memoir, Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, in 2015. When Barker was four, his mother gave him his first kit, which was the only one he would have until he was fifteen.He also starred in an MTV reality series named Meet the Barkers.He was involved in a plane crash in 2008, but he recovered and released his debut solo album, Give the Drummer Some, in 2011.He began playing for the Aquabats in 1996, but left to join Blink-182 in 1998, which encountered mainstream success with Enema of the State (1999).
Barker established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and making guest appearances in music projects of numerous music genres including hip hop, alternative rock, pop and country.Barker began taking drum lessons at age five with a drummer named Michael Mai, who would expose young Barker to many different playing styles.