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When We Were Young Festival: A Nostalgic Journey with Pop-Punk Legends

What happens when you bring together over 50+ bands, featuring some of the biggest and most influential Pop-Punk & Punk-Rock artists from the '90s and early '00s, alongside today's emerging acts? You get the When We Were Young Festival, a…

Modern Drummer
Oct 27, 2023

This Week in Drumming: October 6th

by Paolo Ragusa With a new issue of Modern Drummer out in the world, we're happy to be back — here's what went down in the drumming world this week. Modern Drummer's October 2023 Issue: Out Now! Our October 2023 issue is…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2023

This Week in Drumming: September 1st

by Paolo Ragusa September is here, and so is a new issue of Modern Drummer! Here's what to know for this week in drumming. Modern Drummer September 2023 Issue: Out Now! Our September 2023 issue of Modern Drummer is out today, and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2023

Blink 182 Postpones Mexico and Latin America Reunion Shows After Travis Barker's Injury

Travis Barker, photo by Philip Cosores Blink-182 fans in Latin America have been hit with another setback after the band announced they will postpone the first leg of their highly anticipated reunion tour. The band was scheduled to perform in…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2023

Travis Barker Dislocates Finger While Rehearsing for Blink-182 Tour

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker suffered a dislocated finger while rehearsing for the band's upcoming reunion tour. "I was playing the drums at rehearsals yesterday and I smashed my finger so hard I dislocated it and tore the ligaments," Barker wrote…

Modern Drummer
Feb 9, 2023

Blink 182 Is Back! After seven years since the original lineup Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker Reunite.

After a lengthy break with singer Tom DeLonge, the band is set on returning stronger than ever. With the launch of a new single titled "Edging" that will be released on October 14, the band will embark on a world tour. The…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2022

Dan Flint of You Me At Six in On The Beat

Talks About Recording New Album VI Hi MD readers, I’m Dan Flint. I play drums in the rock band You Me At Six. We released our new album VI in October 2018, and will be touring the US in early…

Modern Drummer
Dec 20, 2018

On The Beat with Travis Barker and Strung Out Live: OTB Exclusive Video Premiere!

Travis Barker joined prominent SoCal punk band Strung Out for a song at the Eleventh Annual Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, which was held March 16 through 18. Also in attendance were Descendents, Fear, the Adolescents, Blink-182, Good Charlotte,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 10, 2018

Travis Barker Presents the 7th Annual Musink Tattoo and Music Festival

Presented by Travis Barker (Blink-182/Transplants), Southern California’s most anticipated tattoo and music festival Musink will celebrate its 7th year at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA on March 21–23. This year’s lineup will include performances from…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2014

The September 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Travis Barker!

(available on newsstands August 7, 2012) Travis Barker Special Collector's Issue featuring cover illustration by drummer/tattoo artist Corey Miller. Featuring Joel Smith  Corey Miller Update Chris Robinson's George Sluppick Victor Wooten's  J.D. Blair Influences Ringo Starr What Do You Know About...? New…

Modern Drummer
Jul 17, 2012

LP Travis Barker Cowbell

The Latin Percussion Travis Barker Ridge Rider cowbell is an 8" mountable bell featuring artwork originally designed by Brian “Pushead” Schroeder for the cover of Barker’s most recent album, Give the Drummer Some. The bell is based on LP’s Salsa…

Modern Drummer
Mar 29, 2012

Blink-182 Announces May Tour Surrounding Bamboozle Headlining Performance

Multiplatinum-selling, #1-charting rockers Blink-182 announced today several tour dates in May surrounding the group's co-headlining of The Bamboozle Festival 2012 (with Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters). In addition to Blink-182's Bamboozle performance on Saturday, May 19 at the North Beach…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2012

Kyle Young of Maddam Ink

It all started in fifth grade music class. Everyone had to learn how to play 8th and 16th notes by tapping drumsticks on an old textbook, and if you had the guts to get up in front of the class,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2010

Travis Barker: Blink-182’s Man About Town

Travis Barker was born on November 14, 1975 in Fontana, California, and began studying drums at the age of four. Though he’s largely known as a high-energy punk drummer, Travis in fact studied jazz and was exposed to many different…

Modern Drummer
Mar 3, 2010