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blink-182’s Travis Barker Is Writing New Music With Post Malone

Following their brilliant Nirvana tribute livestream, Post Malone and blink-182 drummer Travis Barker are getting together to write music.

A month on from Post Malones fundraising Nirvana tribute livestream featuring Travis Barker, the blink-182 drummer has revealed that the two are working together again.

In a new interview with Spin discussing the many projects that he’s been working on from home during the coronavirus pandemic, Travis reveals that he’s conducting their chat from his bus while driving to a songwriting session with the rock and metal-loving rapper.

Yeah, I’m actually talking to you from my bus,” he replies when asked if he’ll be working with Post again. I’m going up to Salt Lake to just write for a week with him. Just jam and have fun. I went up there the day before and we went through the set one time. Then the next day we went through the set one time and we just played it. You can’t over-rehearse Nirvana songs or it loses its vibe. So the whole vibe over there has been very relaxed and just whatever happens happens.”

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Discussing his creativity during the past couple of a months of lockdown, the drummer reflects, The first part of quarantine I was literally stuck at home so we did the Paramore cover, Kels [Machine Gun Kelly] and I. We did Misery Business and then from there, just every day there was something by default. 

You really don’t have anything else to do so you really just start to get creative. I slowly started going to the studio and just really tapping in with artists that were also quarantined and worked on projects. And I think everyone is so grateful and fortunate to be able to make music and just be alive, seize the opportunities and be creative and make great music.”

And he’s not the only member of blink-182 to have been productive in this time, either; bassist Mark Hoppus said in mid-May, Plans for upcoming recording? I recorded literally yesterday. So upcoming recording is happening as we speak. It was new blink, not [side-project] Simple Creatures or anything else.”

Posted on May 27th 2020, 11:05a.m.
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