Barker was born on November 14, 1975, in Fontana, California. When Barker was four, his mother got him his first drum kit, which he would keep until he was fifteen.
Barker worked as a garbage collector in Laguna Beach after graduating from Fontana High School and joined the Fontana-based punk rock band Snot and Feeble, where he met Chad Larson. Larson later co-founded the ska-punk band the Aquabats in 1994.
Barker was recruited by the band through Larson’s connection after local gigs and demo tapes. Barker, who was “sleeping on a friend’s couch” and still working as a trash collector, was supposed to fill in for a few days but ended up joining the band.
How many cars does Travis Barker own?
Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink 182, is an avid vehicle collector. In recent years, he’s amassed an astonishing collection of at least 16 vehicles, ranging from a vintage Buick to a real-life Batmobile and a bespoke Polaris Slingshot.