Rihanna Shoots ‘Rockstar 101’ Video, Rehearses with 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?”

Travis Barker and Rihanna