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Blink-182's Travis Barker explains arm sling

Once the initial shock of seeing a reunited Blink-182 take the stage at Sunday’s Grammy Awards had subsided, fired-up fans were left to analyze the brief moment, Zapruder-film style. In a post-Grammy interview, Barker told “Extra” host  Mario Lopez that he’d just undergone surgery related to his plane crash last September. “I kind of rushed out of the hospital and my hand was numb, but I didn’t tell anybody,” Barker told the erstwhile A.C. Slater. “It was in four or five of my fingers. I really wanted to fix it as soon as possible. “I had bad nerve damage, so… Read more »


From the Hospital Bed of Mr. Travis Landon Barker…

Three weeks after narrowly surviving a Learjet plane crash that killed four people in South Carolina, including two of his pals, Travis Barker posted a message on his MySpace blog expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support he and fellow survivor DJ AM have received through their ordeal and giving an update on his condition. "Like the doctors said from the beginning, its [sic] been a slow recovery process. I am coming up on the 7th of my surgeries Monday," the former Blink-182 drummer wrote Saturday. "Today I finally was able to move all my fingers on my right hand.… Read more »


Travis Barker 'Thankful to be Alive'

Travis Barker said he’s “thankful to be alive” after the plane crash in Columbia, South Carolina, last month that killed four people and seriously injured him and DJ AM. The former Blink-182 drummer opens up about the accident in the new issue of Us Weekly. “I hate planes,” he said. “My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened … well, I’m just thankful to be alive! I’m just grateful to be here at all.” Barker then choked up a bit, the mag said. Barker left a hospital in Georgia last week and… Read more »


Travis Barker, DJ AM in Critical Condition

Hours after performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday. Officials said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway and crashed through antennas and a fence. It came to rest on an embankment across a five-lane highway and was engulfed in flames, said Debbie Hersman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. Barker and DJ… Read more »


10 Black Pop-Punk & Alt-Rock Acts Everyone Should Know

From rock n’ roll godmother Sister Rosetta Tharpe to grunge singer Tina Bell, there have always been Black rock music artists. Pop-punk and alternative rock are no different. To celebrate Black History Month and the kickass contributions of Black rock artists, here are 10 Black pop-punk and alt-rock artists you should listen to year-round. Fefe Dobson The Canadian pop-punk singer Fefe Dobson released her self-titled debut album in 2003, which spawned hits that included “Take Me Away,” “Bye Bye Boyfriend,” and “Everything.” She would follow that album with 2006’s Sunday Love and 2010’s Joy. The latter was especially notable for… Read more »


16 Alternative Musician Costumes That Slayed Halloween 2023

Halloween is basically emo kid Christmas. It’s the season of the year where you can don silver chains and skull jewelry, create fake blood makeup, decorate your house with every single Jack Skellington item in existence, and more, without any questions from the normies of the world. Additionally, it’s the time when celebs such as Heidi Klum use their wealth for good and make elaborate, cool costumes such as this year’s peacock offering featuring 10 Cirque Du Soleil performers as her feathers. Shaquille O’Neal also had a standout costume, wearing a black wig with swoopy bangs and lip ring to… Read more »


Laura Jane Grace Delivers Vulnerable Single, “Dysphoria Hoodie”

Laura Jane Grace is one of Billboard Magazine’s “50 Greatest Rock Lead Singers Of All Time” for a reason. Her emotionally raw lyrics and vocal delivery encourage listeners to look beyond the surface and discover entirely new things about themselves. Her latest single, “Dysphoria Hoodie,” is no different, painting a picture of gender dysphoria and the small comforts that can cover you like a protective armor. The song is a triumphant introduction to Laura Jane Grace’s upcoming full-length record, and we can’t wait to hear more.  Read more: We’re Finally Getting A Paramore And Julien Baker Crossover On ‘Re: This… Read more »

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