Travis Barker

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    A Salute to the Supporting Cast of Run The Jewels 2

    By now, you've had most of the week to play EL-P and Killer Mike's magnificent Run The Jewels 2 album on repeat. (If not, quietly chastise yourself and then head over here and download it now). While the chemistry between Mike and El is an undeniable draw, the Run The Jewels movement has also bloom ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Six Punk Bands We Don't Need To Talk About Anymore

    I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Blink-182 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - 9/11/13

    Better Than: Everything. It started like a movie. The lights dim and rise up again. Excited cheers stifled by a few excited gasps. Half a second goes by and... "I'VE GOT NO REGRET RIGHT NOW." The nasal boom comes from deep within guitarist Tom DeLonge's throat, and with a ferocity that's unmatch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Rancid Can Do No Wrong: A Guide to Their Bands, Sideprojects, and Collaborations

    Rancid are an institution. Fervently punk rock roots mixed with songs catchy enough for people who've never seen the inside of a squat, these Californians ain't fuckin' around. But while we take this moment to appreciate the majesty of Rancid and look forward to their upcoming shows Thursday and Fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Five Best Juicy J Outros of All Time

    The charismatic Juicy J of Three-6 Mafia takes the stage tonight at Irving Plaza. While his legacy is no doubt acclaimed for the group's groundbreakingly cryptic early work, irresistible later anthems and one of the greatest Oscar acceptance speeches of all time, there's one more aspect to Juicy J t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Q&A: Film Director Kevin Kerslake on His Movie Electric Daisy Carnival Experience

    In the last 20-plus years, filmmaker Kevin Kerslake has amassed a mind-bogglingly impressive list of music-industry credits, not only shooting videos for Sonic Youth, Prince, Green Day, R.E.M., the Rolling Stones, but also directing the visual treatment of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" and the MTV V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Live: blink-182 Like It Hot And Wet At Jones Beach

    Honda Civic Tour: Blink 182/My Chemical Romance w/Alkaline Trio Nikon At Jones Beach Theater Sunday, August 7 Better than: A five percent chance of rain. On the way to Jones Beach last night, leery of the weather that had cut short the final day of Escape To New York some 70 miles east, I checke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    The 10 Best Post-Prison Lil Wayne Songs (Plus the Other 16!)

    ​It's been almost 5 months, or 141 days, or 3384 hours, or 203,040 minutes since Lil Wayne got out of jail. And in that time, by our count, he's made 26 new musical appearances. A few of these might have been recorded before he went to jail (pre-probation-Wayne's maniacally hoarse voice genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, And Nicki Minaj Are Invading Long Island In March

    ​If ever you wanted an excuse to truck out to Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, home to perennial NHL doormats the New York Islanders, this'd be it: Lil Wayne's I Am Music II tour, costarring Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mixmaster Mike, and indomitable rapper accessory Travis Barker, is coming to town ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2010

    The Long, Slow Death of Lil Wayne's Rebirth

    Dwayne Carter proves rappers can make lousy rock albums, too

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Did MTV Help Bring On DJ AM's Demise?

    ​I don't think so, mind you! In fact, the show in which AM was set to help others recover seemed like a cathartic idea and a way for him to work out his own issues while helping others. (Plus I always think any exposure is good exposure.) But a posting by someone way more expert in this field, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    R.I.P. DJ AM

    ​Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, was found dead in his home on Friday afternoon. The news first circulated through TMZ and Perez Hilton and--to the dread of his friends, his peers, and thousands of fans--the NYPD confirmed the rumor later that evening, announcing the DJ's death and its ... More >>

  • Unknown

    January 15, 2008

    Grow Up Like a Rock Star

    LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy sheds his cool and unites the Guitar Hero III–addled masses

  • Music

    November 13, 2007


    Major-label hip-hop records in burying-best-tracks shocker!

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    July 10, 2007
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    August 28, 2006
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    November 23, 2005
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    September 27, 2005
  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005
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    December 2, 2003

    What's Their Age Again?

    Anticipatory asthenia bogart conundrum criminally spazzy zing: Look 'em up, suckers!

  • Music

    May 13, 2003
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    November 5, 2002