Travis Barker

New Music: Travis Barker f/ Swizz Beatz, Game, Lil Wayne, & Rick Ross – ‘Can a Drummer Get Some?’

Can a Drummer Get Some?

Time to give it up for the drummer. Travis Barker, the percussive third of punk-rock trio Blink-182, breaks off on his own with “Can a Drummer Get Some?,” the first single off his forthcoming debut Can the Drummer Get Some? (March 15). With a prominent drum section, rock-ripped guitars, and a hyped-up chorus care of Swizz Beatz, the star-studded track sees Game, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross trading bars over Barker’s emphatic rhythms. Take their heed below.

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Video: Travis Barker f/ The Cool Kids – ‘Jump Down’ [3-D]

Travis Barker and The Cool Kids

Travis Barker grabs The Cool Kids and enters another dimension in the 3-D video for “Jump Down,” the lead single off his upcoming solo debut Give the Drummer Some. Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish kick it with Asher Roth while hanging out of 18-wheelers and dump trucks on Venice Beach, while the Blink-182 member holds it down on the skins. Pop on those red-and-blue specs and peep the video below.

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New Music: Travis Barker f/ The Cool Kids – ‘Jump Down’

Jump Down

Can the drummer get some? Travis Barker, the drumming machine who’s spent the past few years adding his own touch to remixes for Jay-Z, Game, and Rihanna, is stepping into the solo realm with his debut album Give the Drummer Some, featuring guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, and more. Barker enlisted Chicago duo The Cool Kids to drop some knowledge on the album’s first single “Jump Down,” produced by Chuck Inglish, with a 3-D video treatment on the way.

Ride out to this buzzing banger below, and look for the album’s release in October.

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Rihanna Shoots ‘Rockstar 101’ Video, Rehearses with Travis Barker

Rihanna and Travis Barker

Rihanna bands together with rocker Travis Barker in the video for “Rockstar 101,” the fourth single from her Rated R album, shot in Los Angeles over the weekend. The Blink-182 drummer was also on set of the rehearsals for her “Last Girl on Earth” tour and was impressed with the pop star’s drumming skills, as evidenced by the video below.

“She’s awesome,” he said. “I haven’t seen anyone catch on that quick in quite a while and have that kind of ear for drums or rhythm, so I was stoked that she could really play the drums.”

While Barker was happy to lend a hand, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx declined an invitation to appear in RiRi’s video. “Rihanna just asked me to be in her video for ‘Rockstar,’” he tweeted. “I respectfully said no. What do you guys think?”

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Rihanna Rocks Out with Travis Barker

Rihanna and Travis Barker

Rihanna met up with Travis Barker on Monday (March 22) for a little “Rockstar 101.” The Blink-182 drummer posted the photo above and had this to say: “Teaching Rihanna some things on drums. She JAMS!!!!! Watch out for her!!”

Could they be working on a rock remix of her No. 1 hit “Rude Boy”? The two previously collaborated on an “Umbrella” remix.