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Travis Barker: “I want toovercome my fear of flying”

The recent announcement that Blink 182 will be touring Australia early next year without Travis Barker manning the drummers stool has mixed excitement with a touch of disappointment that we won’t be seeing the full lineup of the band.

While bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge will be making their way to Australia in February, Barker has announced that he can’t make the trip as he continues to struggle with a fear of flying following the horrific crash he survived in September 2008. Barker sustained second and third degree burns on his lower body and torso in the accident, which claimed the lives of both members of the plane’s crew and two other passengers. The other survivor of the crash, Barker’s friend and collaborator DJ AM, died less than a year later from a overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs.

However, tn an interview with Red Bulletin, Barker has explained that he is keen to overcome his fear to help his children, telling the magazine that “My kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it…. I want to overcome that eventually”. Barker also admits that his phobia has also made life difficult for his band mates and the group’s reunion. “It’s hard to say what the band could do or what its potential is, because I can’t really get everywhere,” Barker explained.

Barker also offers a glimmer of hope that he could make it to the Australian tour dates with the revelation that he’s “contemplating getting knocked out and getting on a plane to Australia.”

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jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 13th Jul, 2012

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grattan

grattan said on the 13th Jul, 2012

[URL="http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=45373"]Vote for a replacement drummer

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

He should just do it.

The odds of being in a second plane crash are so low it's almost a statistical impossibility.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 13th Jul, 2012

I would never consider "getting knocked out" and conquering my fear of ladders. I wish him luck.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 13th Jul, 2012

if they didn't fuck him over and make shit up they could have got scott raynor for the tour fill in. I think him and tom are still friends so who knows.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Why would anyone want to see Scott Raynor?

His drumming had the personality of a ham sandwich. Getting rid of him was the best decision they ever made.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 13th Jul, 2012

everything after he left was garbage, saw them with sparta and jim was going through a mental breakdown and even he put on a better show than blink.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Why would anyone want to see Scott Raynor?

His drumming had the personality of a ham sandwich.

You could say that about 99% of drummers.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Also don't show Travis this article.

http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674newfoundland_plane_crash_survivor_overcame_fear_to_board_doomed_nunavu/

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Jul, 2012



Don't get me wrong, Blink are shit live no matter what.

I just never got the idea that Scott Raynor added anything to their band.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Don't get me wrong, Blink are shit live no matter what.

I just never got the idea that Scott Raynor added anything to their band.

Well from the perspective of someone who enjoyed their sound in the Dude Ranch era, I disagree. I'm not saying Travis isn't talented but Raynor was one of the better drummers in the skate punk explosion in the mid 90's.

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Agree, Dude Ranch is my favourite and the only blink album I ever return to. A quick analysis leads me to believe that scott fitted in with the rest of the bands retardation, Travis added far too much skill to the group.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 13th Jul, 2012

How come he doesn't remember all the times that he got on planes that didn't crash?

Pattonhawk

Pattonhawk said on the 14th Jul, 2012

grow some wings and fly already...

Piko

Piko said on the 14th Jul, 2012

I don't care if none of them come.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Jul, 2012



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Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Travis will get here, he is just a couple of calibration adjustments away.

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Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 15th Jul, 2012



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shazie said on the 15th Jul, 2012

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Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 15th Jul, 2012



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