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Blink-182 News Round-Up: Revealing Travis Barker Interview, New Music

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker released his memoir Can I Say:  Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums this week, and he opened up to ABC News’ Chris Connelly about the 2008 plane crash that nearly took his life.

Embedded below, Barker touches on the incredible pain he was in during the recovery process and the devastating lows he experienced.  Things got so dark that he was even offering friends $1 million to kill him.  Barker also says that he understandably has yet to set foot on a plane since the crash but has told his kids that if they’re “ready to fly, I’m ready to fly.”

In other much more uplifting Blink news:  The band has recorded some new music with Matt Skiba.

In an interview with NME, Barker says Blink recorded five new tracks with Skiba, who recently replaced Tom DeLonge.  As for if these songs will eventually lead to a new album, Barker says that that’s an end goal, but there’s “no pressure, no deadlines” on the work they’re currently doing.

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.