Travis Barker In Side Project Shocker!

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker is to enlist two friends for a side project whilst Blink 182 take a break next year.
Travis told Rolling Stone: “After we do Europe next year, we have some time off, so I’d like to have a little band that I can tour with when Blink’s off the road.”
Barker is considering enlisting two friends from his hometown in Fontana, California.
“They’re tattoo artists that I grew up playing with,” he said without naming names.
“Very Minutemen and Fugazi-ish, with a touch of the Refused,” he said.
“I’m really into the Minutemen and Firehose. I loved bands like that who are a little bit experimental. The Minutemen played funk and they played fusion and they played punk and country, so [this band] would be a fun experimental project. I don’t want to be in a side project to be popular. I just want to play music and have fun, so it probably won’t be the most radio-friendly or commercial-friendly music.” Barker, who appears on drums in the new video for P. Diddy’s “Bad Boy for Life,” has also been asked to play on Xzibit’s new album.

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.

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