Travis Barker, drummer of Blink-182, is too traumatized after his plane crash to go on tour. I don’t think anyone blames him. In 2008, a Learjet taking Barker, Adam Goldstein AKA DJ AM, Barker’s assistant, and Barker’s security guard, crashed on the way back to California from South Carolina. Barker and Goldestein were the only surviors; the two pilots also died. Then in 2009, Goldstein died of what coroners determined to be “acute intoxication” (accidental drug overdose).
Since the crash, Barker has been traveling via other ways. When Blink-182 performed in Europe last year, he traveled by sea. However this time he will be unable to make the date in Australia.
From ABC News:
I still haven’t gotten over the horrific events that took place the last time I flew when my plane crashed and 4 people were killed, two being my best friends…I hope to come to Australia again some day perhaps by ship if need be. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a boat that worked with the schedule this time around. Once again I’m sorry to all the fans.
Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion and Tenacious D will take Barker’s place.
Well who knew that Timmy Tattoos here was so well-hung? I, for one, sure didn’t. His exes definitely did, and that makes me wonder why they axed the relationship to begin with – unless it was because, yes, although Travis here is hung like a DONKEY, his shave job is positively pre-pubescent. Of course, I’m strictly talking preference here, and while I don’t like to search extensively through the nest in order to find the bird and the eggs, I’m also definitely not a fan of the thing looking so cold and bare and … I don’t know, generally lonely all of the time. All of that hair is supposed to give a brother some insulation, right? Is that how it’s designed to work?
But hey. I suppose it’s small potatoes to worry about Travis’s cue-ball(s) look – it’s not like I have to sleep with him, or even near him. I have no doubts that there are some women out there (and men, of course) in our audience who actually prefer the whole bare look over the mess-of-wires look, and if that’s the case, kudos to them for having preference one way or the other. One thing is certain, most bare men definitely appear to be a lot bigger when you don’t have to seek the entire tree through the forest.
The photo(s – yes, there a few of them) are after the cut, and I warn you – they are extremely NSFW, and no amount of “OMG quick, scroll up/down/left/right” will save you from the damning realization that your boss knows you’re looking at a very naked, very tattooed man who happens to be very, very hung. ON THE CLOCK. Move over, Chris Brown – your match has arrived.
Travis Barker is the latest celebrity to fight with the paparazzi over his kids. The former Blink-182 drummer took his munchkins out to grab some breakfast yesterday in LA, but a couple persistent paps made it impossible for him to enjoy his meal. It got to the point where Travis was so pissed that he got up from his meal to throw some punches, except, uh… the offending photographer was gone and Travis just wound up going nuts on some other, more innocent photogs. Travis smashed a camera, spit on them and then proceeded to slash their tires. That’s when the police were called in and Travis started Tweeting (of course.)
When I’m out at breakfast at 8am in the morning the last thing i appreciate is some photographer threatening me 2 a fight while he’s 3 deep
When i defend myself/my kids that don’t make me a tough guy .I was outnumbered and threatened so i did what any man would.
Paparazzi cried like young girls when it was no longer 3 of them against me and my kids. Didn’t they remember threatening me an hr ago??
What happened to the tough guys with the cameras? It was gonna be a fair fight..3 against 3? I mean i weigh a buck 40, your 200lbs and 6’6
Bottom line, take photos at red carpets. Take pics of hungry hollywood starlets and douche bags that are out at clubs and bars that like it.
Bottom line I don’t . I’m not a socialite out begging for that kind of attention. I’m a family man out wit my kids. Don’t get the 2 twisted
And of course all the footage these lames released to the press is one sided cause they edited it.
I feel for Travis because he’s right. He’s not the kind of guy who seeks out that attention. But he’s also been in this game long enough to know that if he throws a punch a cameraman on a Sunday morning, it’s going to get spun the wrong way. Also? Photos of Travis Barker eating pancakes with his kids? Way less valuable than a shot of him winding up to clock the cameraman in the face.