Sublime’s Bud Gaugh says he had a hand in Travis Barker joining Blink-182

“We were out on this SnoCore Tour as Long Beach Dub All-Stars. And we were playing with Blink-182, and this band The Aquabats from Utah,” Gaugh told Consequence Of Sound. “And Travis was actually playing drums for The Aquabats. And [street artist] Opie [Ortiz] and I were sitting there on the side of the stage watching The Aquabats play, and Travis was just ripping. It’s like, ‘Dude, this guy’s a great drummer,’ you know?”

Gaugh said he and Ortiz were so impressed with Barker’s drumming that when he got off stage, they approached him. “We were like, ‘Dude, you should kick that guy off the drums over there for Blink,’” Gaugh joked. “It’s like, ‘You’re a way better drummer than him. And you know, Blink might go a little bit farther than The Aquabats do, so if I was you…’ And so we kinda gave him that nudge I guess.”

Meanwhile, Tom DeLonge has revealed that he’s had conversations with Travis Barker about reuniting their side-project Box Car Racer.

The former and current Blink-182 members launched the side-project in the early 2000s, with the band releasing a sole, self-titled studio album in 2002.

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Watch Willow perform ‘Grow’ with Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker for the first time

“I’m just so excited because me and Avril have never performed live together before, so this is going to be a whole completely different experience,” she said during a behind-the-scenes clip between songs.

“It’s a huge opportunity for me to be really able to do this to the fullest and to really connect with people who can inspire me and teach me. She’s just one of those people and I’m just so grateful that we got to meet.

“To have Avril and Travis playing together on one song, I just think it’s going to be absolutely spectacular. It’s just going to be pop-punk astronomical royalty and I’m so honoured to be able to watch that happen and be there with them, and be able to perform with them.”

She added that her 10-year-old self would be “quite beside herself right now – my 20-year-old self is the same”. Watch Willow, Lavigne and Barker perform ‘Grow’ above now, around the 37-minute mark.

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Speaking about teaming up with Lavigne last month, Willow described the ‘00s pop-punk star as “so iconic”. “From [ages] 13 to 16, she was my idol,” she explained. “It’s really nice to be able to have a quintessential pop-punk record with the pop-punk queen.”

In a four-star review, NME said of ‘Lately I Feel Everything’: “With [this album], the child star-turned-music-innovator sends a fond farewell to adolescence. It was a risky move, switching from conscious R&B star to grungy punk beau, but Willow has knocked all doubts out of the park – again.”

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Watch Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker perform surprise LA rooftop gig

“This one will go down in history,” the drummer wrote as the caption on Instagram – see that post and more below.

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Opening with ‘title track’, Machine Gun Kelly and co. also offered up live airings of ‘concert for aliens’, ‘forget me too’, ‘my ex’s best friend’ before closing the show with ‘I Think I’m OKAY’.

Machine Gun Kelly played (via Setlist.FM):

1. ‘title track’
2. ‘kiss kiss’
3. ‘drunk face’
4. ‘bloody valentine’
5. ‘forget me too’
6. ‘all I know’
7. ‘WWIII’
8. ‘love race’
9. ‘concert for aliens’
10. ‘my ex’s best friend’
11. ‘nothing inside’
12. ‘jawbreaker’
13. ‘I Think I’m OKAY’

Machine Gun Kelly is due to perform at Reading & Leeds festivals in August alongside headliners Liam GallagherStormzyPost MaloneCatfish & The Bottlemen and Queens Of The Stone Age.

An extensive US tour will follow in September and October, as well as a December homecoming gig at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse – the biggest venue in Cleveland, Ohio.

Last month, MGK shared the slasher film-inspired official video for his single ‘Love Race’, which features Kellin Quinn and Travis Barker.

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Listen to Travis Barker join KennyHoopla on new track ‘Hollywood Sucks’

Hoopla sings on the chorus: “Hollywood sucks can you please move your Prius/ You are not fucking Jesus, he hates LA/ It’s not my fault/ Throw my phone at the wall/ You’re friends are really morons can we still date?”

Watch the Lonewolf-directed video for ‘Hollywood Sucks’ below:

Earlier this year, Travis Barker surprised a fan and his baby daughter, whose drumming videos have gone viral on TikTok, during an appearance on US TV in March.

Marcel Desobeau, who is a firefighter and paramedic, has been sharing father-daughter renditions of tracks by Korn, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach and many more via his HeavyMetalBaby account on TikTok.

Appearing virtually on The Drew Barrymore Show last week alongside his seven-month-old, Lane, Desobeau spoke of how the video series came about – before being introduced to Barker, who he’s a “huge fan” of.

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Meanwhile, Willow Smith has returned with a new single titled ‘Transparent Soul’ – a pop-punk outing featuring Travis Barker.

The actress and singer, known mononymously as Willow, explores a confrontational pop-punk sound on the new track with Barker.

On Instagram, Smith indicated that ‘Transparent Soul’ signals a new era in her career. “I am so GRATEFUL and EXCITED to start this new journey !” she wrote. “Let the vibes commence.”

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Watch KennyHoopla and Travis Barker drive around town in new ‘ESTELLA//’ video

The musician then gathers some of his clothes from the garden, before being picked up by Barker. As the pair sing and air drum in the car, Estella watches a weatherman Kenny present the ‘Heartbreak Forecast’ on TV.

“I loved Kenny’s music from the moment I heard it and showed everyone it,” Travis explained of the song. “We connected and kept talking about working together. ‘Bout a month ago we got in the studio for a few hrs and it was magic. That’s when we wrote ‘ESTELLA//’, rest is history.”

KennyHoopla added: “It feels like there is always a place and time for everything except there really being a place for time – more so honing in on pictures never doing justice and the funny irony of the public’s emotion towards my seat in the industry right now.”

KennyHoopla released his latest EP, ‘How Will I Rest In Peace If I’m Buried By A Highway?’, back in May. It followed on from 2016’s ‘Beneath The Willow Tree’.

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Meanwhile, Travis Barker recently revealed that he had been back in the studio with Machine Gun Kelly. The drummer contributed to and executively produced MGK’s recent “pop-punk” album ‘Tickets To My Downfall’.

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KennyHoopla and Blink-182’s Travis Barker team up for new song ‘ESTELLA//’

The new song is Barker’s latest collaboration in a busy 2020 for the Blink-182 drummer. Back in August, he teamed up with regular collaborator Machine Gun Kelly on new song ‘Concert For Aliens’, going on to perform with Kelly and rapper Blackbear for a performance at the MTV VMAs.

Travis Barker of Blink 182 performs during the Live 105 BFD at Concord Pavilion on May 13, 2018 in Concord, California

He also joined Machine Gun Kelly for two livestreamed shows at famed Los Angeles venue the Roxy in October, having served as executive producer on Kelly’s recent album ‘Tickets To My Downfall’.

NME interviewed KennyHoopla back in April. The Wisconsin-based artist said of ‘how will i rest in peace if i’m buried by a highway?’: “I wanted to make an introduction to myself. I’m sure I’m all over the place and people won’t understand it for a long time, but it’s an introduction to my world. It makes me able to manoeuvre like that in the future. I wanted to set that foreground.

“Sorry, I might sound dumb but I’m trying to capture the feeling of being in love for the first time. It’s a nostalgia in itself. It’s not necessarily me trying to go back, but instead making a new [nostalgia], which is living in the moment. I’m not trying to redefine a genre or a sound – I’m trying to redefine myself through the music. And that’s what creates nostalgia, having a new story and a new mind.”

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KennyHoopla teases new song with Blink-182’s Travis Barker

Replying to the teaser, Barker simply wrote: “Let’s gooooooo,” hinting that a release date could be arriving soon.

The new teaser follows a recent photo posted to Instagram by Kenny, which shows him and Barker in the studio, alongside the caption: “silence is also an answer”.

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The new song is Barker’s latest collaboration in a busy 2020 for the Blink-182 drummer. Back in August, he teamed up with regular collaborator Machine Gun Kelly on new song ‘Concert For Aliens’, going on to perform with Kelly and rapper Blackbear for a performance at the MTV VMAs.

He also joined Machine Gun Kelly for two livestreamed shows at famed Los Angeles venue the Roxy earlier this month, having served as executive producer on Kelly’s recent album ‘Tickets To My Downfall’.

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Speaking to NME earlier this year, KennyHoopla spoke of the “new wave nostalgia” he wants to create with his music. “I’m trying to capture the feeling of being in love for the first time,” he said. “It’s a nostalgia in itself.

“It’s not necessarily me trying to go back, but instead making a new [nostalgia], which is living in the moment. I’m not trying to redefine a genre or a sound – I’m trying to redefine myself through the music. And that’s what creates nostalgia, having a new story and a new mind.”

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Run The Jewels join Travis Barker on epic new single ‘Forever’

In that statement, he announced the Run The Jewels team up, revealing he’s also got a Lil Yachty collaboration in the bag.

The new collaboration follows Run The Jewels’ recent album ‘RTJ4’, which NME called “a modern protest classic and their best work yet” in a five-star review.

“The righteous rap duo take on police brutality and the fear-mongering media,” the review continued, proclaiming that “if a hip-hop album alone could change the world, this might do it.

Mike and El recently shared a new animated video for the album’s track ‘JU$T’, featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Zack De La Rocha and launched their own strain of cannabis, as well as appearing on the cover of NME for a Big Read interview about ‘RTJ4’, police brutality and more.

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Barker, meanwhile, recently revealed he was writing new music with Post Malone, and shared a joint cover of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ alongside Machine Gun Kelly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello celebrates 10 years of huge Finsbury Park show

“The band donated 100% of sales from the single to UK homeless charities and the show may go down as the greatest in the band’s history. So today i suspect it won’t be hard find a worthy target or two & tell em: #FuckYouIWontDoWhatYouTellMe,” he wrote. Watch the band play ‘Killing In The Name’ at the 2010 show below.

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“Some of those that work forces/Are the same that burn crosses”. 10 years ago today @rageagainstthemachine performed a free “Victory Concert” for 90,000 people in Finsbury Park, England to celebrate the successful ‘people’s campaign’ that dethroned Simon Cowell’s X Factor and put Killing In The Name at THE #1 SPOT ON UK XMAS CHART (17 yrs after its initial release). The band donated 100% of sales from the single to UK homeless charities and the show may go down as the greatest in the band’s history. So today i suspect it won’t be hard find a worthy target or two & tell em: #FuckYouIWontDoWhatYouTellMe Full video link in stories.

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This week, Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker shared a joint cover of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Rage confirmed a reunion last year, returning for their first shows in nine years to headline Coachella, Reading & Leeds and more.

At the start of last month, the band rescheduled the entire 2020 tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Rage Against The Machine will commence our tour at such a time when we are confident it will be safe for our fans,” the band wrote. “We sincerely hope that each one of you and your families and friends stay safe and well and that music is bringing you solace and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you.”

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Watch Machine Gun Kelly’s new video for ‘Bloody Valentine’ starring Megan Fox

Watch the new video below:

‘Bloody Valentine’ was produced by frequent collaborator and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Most recently, the pair teamed up for a cover of Paramore‘s ‘Misery Business.’

In the run-up to the release of MGK’s new album, he put together a Spotify playlist with a variety of songs that have inspired him throughout the making of ‘Tickets To My Downfall’. Listen to it here.

Last month, Machine Gun Kelly revealed that he first met Twenty One Pilots while he was “peeing in a trash can” at one of his shows.

The Ohio rapper – real name Colson Baker – was in discussion with Chris Webby and Pete Davidson on a recent live-streamed show in celebration of 4/20 when he recounted the bizarre moment.

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Davidson told his fellow guests at one point in the chat that Action Bronson has been known to urinate while performing, leading MGK to admit that he’d also “definitely pulled that off” in the past.

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Machine Gun Kelly covers Rihanna’s ‘Love On The Brain’ at request of Marilyn Manson

Machine Gun Kelly then asks for a suggestion of what to cover next. “Rihanna, ‘Love On The Brain’,” Manson replies, pointing his finger to the screen. We then cut to MGK recording the song in a blue-lit studio.

“I never realised how much we needed an MGK x Marilyn Manson song til now!” commented one viewer. Another said: “Manson got a good ear cuz ‘Love On The Brain’ is fire.”

In the previous instalment of Lockdown Sessions, Machine Gun Kelly took on PVRIS‘ song ‘My House’. He’s also covered the likes of Oasis’ ‘Champagne Supernova‘, Nirvana‘s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and The Beatles‘ ‘Here Comes The Sun’ from his home.

For one episode, he teamed up with Blink-182‘s Travis Barker for a rendition of Paramore‘s ‘Misery Business’. The rapper’s chosen covers are said to be songs that have inspired his upcoming pop-punk album, ‘Tickets To My Downfall‘.

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Meanwhile, MGK has recalled the bizarre moment in which he first met Twenty One Pilots.

 

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Listen to Yungblud’s hopeful new pop gem ‘Weird’

“Seems everybody’s worried ’bout the things that we are thinking“, sings Yungblud. Turning negative feelings on their head, the singer delivers the hopeful line “don’t wreck your brain/ It’ll be alright” over anthemic instrumentation.

Posting ‘Weird’ to his Twitter page this evening, Yungblud wrote: “Welcome to the new fookin era !!!!” In a follow-up tweet, he called on fans to submit videos of themselves moshing to the track.

welcome to the new fookin era !!!!

Weird! out now (link in bio) 🖤https://t.co/opM2o4Jwmo pic.twitter.com/WiPVrbdshQ

— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) April 22, 2020

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“I wanted a naivety to the song because this is a coming of age record,” Yungblud told NME of ‘Weird’.

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“The past 18 months were so weird for me. I nearly lost my mum in a car accident. I was in a relationship and got my heart broken. We blew up and got famous really quickly. I started from depression and thought about suicide again.”

Elsewhere, the musician revealed that he was about to enter “an era of optimism” with his new material. “I’m not angry anymore. The first album was so angry and leading into the EP [2019’s ‘The Underrated Youth’] I got hopeful and now I feel optimistic.”

Meanwhile, Yungblud has been live-streaming his YouTube series The Yungblud Show throughout the ongoing coronavirus-enforced lockdown. During last week’s episode, he was joined by guests Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker and Kelly Osbourne.

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Blink-182’s Travis Barker says he’s “sitting on a bunch of records” for his new rap label

“Now I’m taking it one step further and looking out for the artist – I’m co-signing the artist,” he explained. “I’m approaching these projects like they’re my own, which I do anyways. Even groups outside of what’s on Atlantic or GTA records, like the MGK album I just made, I love it as if it was mine.”

Asked about upcoming projects, Barker said: “I have a bunch of records I’m sitting on, so when we’re getting ready to put out songs from lesser-known artists, we can highlight it with a bigger track.

“I have a record with Nascar Aloe and Jasiah that’s going to come out; I have some stuff with this kid OmenXIII; I have stuff with Smokepurpp, stuff with Yachty and Dej Loaf, and one with Run the Jewels. I don’t think about it as an album, but rather as singles every other month.”

Earlier this year (February 17), Barker joined a dance troupe for an energetic performance on the grand finale of America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

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