Travis Barker Opens Up About Second Solo Studio Album To BreatheHeavy.comOctober 12, 2014
Pic from last night in #Vegas Photo from @ocdrumdevil #goodtimes last night. Thank to everybody who came out to all the events yesterday. Mucho love #OCDP #Zildjian #Remo #DrumsDrumsDrums
Travis Barker is a man of few words, but I got a couple out of him anyway.
The Blink 182 and Transplant drummer’s a seasoned veteran, lending his craft to dozens of artists in the music industry from Lil Wayne, Eminem, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne. Now, Travis is the one recruiting talent for his upcoming solo album, the followup from his 2011 LP “Give the Drummer Some.”
He headlined Rock ’N Roll Wine Amplified’s second night at MGM with Blink 182 in Las Vegas Saturday night. Afterwards, he headed to HYDE nightclub inside the Bellagio to host an after-party. Amidst a crowd of people surrounding us on the red carpet, Travis answered a few questions for BreatheHeavy.com in his only interview of the night.
I asked: How was your show tonight?
“It was fun.”
Tell me about your new solo album?
“It’ll be the same kind of vibe [as my last album]. Just collaborating with a lot of people. I do all the production, make all the beats… might have a couple guest producers and all my favorite MC’s.”
Who are some of these collaborators?
“So far it’s Why G, Bad Luck, Problem, Run The Jewels (Killer Mike + El-P, DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia.”
Is there anyone you’d like to work with on your new record that you haven’t yet?
“I’ve been blessed to work with everyone I ever wanted to really. Now, it’s kind of like doing it all over again.”
His entourage begins to head inside the club. I ask him to relay a message to his supporters:
“I love all my fans. They’re awesome, and I couldn’t be here without them.”
We’re about to part ways, but first… lemme take a selfie:
@TravisBarker talks exclusively to #BreatheHeavy.com about his upcoming solo album! Check it out ASAP #DontKeepMeWaiting