Travis Barker. biography

NAME:Travis Barker BIRTH DATE:November 14, 1975 (Age: 39) PLACE OF BIRTH:Fontana, CA

American drummer Travis Barker was born on November 14, 1975 in Fontana, CA. He began playing the drums at an early age. He played in the marching band in high school. After graduating, Travis pursued music full time. He collaborated with The Aquabats in 1998 under the stage name "The Baron Von Tito."

Barker's big break came when he joined Blink 182. The band enjoyed great success after Barker came aboard. Blink 182 broke up in 2005. Since then, Barker has been drumming for Plus-44 alongside former Blink band mate Mark Hoppus.

Barker married former Miss USA Shanna Moakler in 2004. It was his second marriage. The couple appeared on the reality series Meet the Barkers on MTV during their marriage. They have two children. The couple divorced after two years. After his divorce, Travis was romantically linked to socialite Paris Hilton.

Most recently, Barker survived a devastating plane crash that left his friend and bodyguard dead. The only other survivor was DJ AM. He suffered burns all over his body but is expected to recover.

Did you know…
  • His mother died a day before his first day of high school
  • He got his first tattoo when he was 17
  • He is a vegetarian
  • During his youth, his nickname was Bones
  • He opened a Wahoo Fish Tacos store in Norco, CA
  • He is the co-founder of LaSalle Records
  • He developed a shoe called "Alias Remix" for DC Shoe Company
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