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40 Travis Barker Trivia Questions and Answers

When it comes to legendary pop-punk drummers, one performer instantly comes to mind: Travis Barker. Known around the globe for his fast, fiery drumming with Blink-182, Barker has carved a name for himself not just as a phenomenal percussionist, but as a dynamic musician who’s capable of adapting to any setting.

Today, we’ll be testing your knowledge on how well you really know Travis Barker with 40 trivia questions about his life and career. So, without further ado, let’s see how well you handle our quiz about pop-punk’s premier percussionist!

1. What was the name of Barker’s very first band?

2. True or False: Barker performed in both the jazz ensemble and marching band during high school.

3. How old was Barker when he got his first drum set?

4. What life-changing event did Barker experience on September 19th, 2008?

5. Which ska-punk band did Barker join in 1994?

6. Aside from drumming, what other professions was Barker interested in pursuing?

7. What was the first song Barker learned to perform on drums?

8. Which legendary jazz percussionist does Barker consider the best drummer of all time?

9. True or False: Travis Barker has a cameo in the 1999 film, American Pie.

10. What was the name of the 2005 reality TV series Barker starred in?

11. Barker and rapper Lupe Fiasco formed a band in 2008. What was the name of that band?

12. Besides drums, which instruments did Barker play as a child?

13. What year did Barker join Blink-182?

14. Who did Barker replace as the drummer of Blink-182?

15. In 2019, Barker founded a record label. What is the name of that label?

16. Why was Barker unable to perform most of Blink-182’s Mark, Tom, and Travis Show tour?

17. What was Barker’s job before his music career took off?

18. True or False: Barker briefly joined a madrigal choir in junior high.

19. What is the name of the clothing and accessory brand Barker founded in 1999?

20. Barker is a secret playable character in which skateboarding video game?

21. Which rap/rock group did Barker join in 2002 with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong?

22. What was the first album Barker recorded with Blink-182?

23. How old was Barker when he began taking drum lessons?

24. Barker is a premier artist for which cymbal company?

25. What was the name of the side project Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge started in 2002?

26. Barker collects vintage automobiles made by this luxury car company.

27. What drum hardware does Barker typically use?

28. Which record label did Barker start in 2004?

29. Barker collaborated with artist Machine Gun Kelly on this 2020 album.

30. What was the name of the alternative rock group Travis Barker started with Blink-182 bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus in 2005?

31. When did Barker win his first DRUMMIE! Drummer of the Year award?

32. True or False: Barker refused to smoke marijuana during his adolescence.

33. In 2011, Barker released his debut solo album. What is the name of that record?

34. Is Barker right-handed or left-handed?

35. What is the name of Barker’s 2015 memoir?

36. Which two Laguna Beach punk bands did Barker drum for after graduating high school?

37. Barker and Shanna Moakler themed their 2004 wedding after this Tim Burton film.

38. Why does Barker perform with his drums and cymbals completely flat?

39. Throughout his career, Barker has often performed on acrylic and maple kits produced by which drum manufacturer?

40. True or False: Barker’s first-ever hero was Animal from The Muppet Show.

Whether you’re a die-hard Travis Barker fan or are hearing his name for the first time, it’s clear Barker’s had a massive impact on the music world since his start in the ‘90s. Not only is he the drummer for the multi-platinum, award-winning band Blink-182, but he’s worked with countless artists across all styles of music. Seriously, look up the list of collaborations he’s worked on—you might be surprised to find your favorite musicians on there!

If you’re interested in learning more about Travis Barker’s storied drumming career, read our deep dive here: Travis Barker: Bands, Life, Net Worth, and Biography.

We hope you enjoyed our quiz, and if you learned something, please share it with the drummers in your life. In the meantime, you can check out our other trivia article, 40 Neil Peart Trivia Questions and Answers.

Matt Sherman

Matt Sherman is a bassist and copywriter from Milwaukee, WI. He's currently a content specialist for one of the leading guitar shops in the U.S.A. When not writing or performing, he's likely scrolling through forums in search of odd, funky, or forgotten vintage gear.

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