ABC/Alycia MonacoTravis Barker is a man of many hats: in addition to playing with Blink-182, the drummer has also worked with hip-hop and EDM artists. And in an interview with MusicRadar, Barker reveals that yet there’s another genre he’d really like to explore.
“When all’s said and done. I would love to do a jazz project,” he says. “That would be so much fun. Or even now if I had time, but there hasn’t been a lot of time. I would love to do that, I just love playing anything.”
Until then, Barker is currently working on his new solo album, the follow-up to his 2011 debut, Give the Drummer Some.
“I am 70 percent done with my new solo album,” Barker says. “The next part, the most important piece, is for me to go play drums on it now.”
He explains, “We’ve got the programming, I’ve made all of the beats, the second step was to get all of the artists and find out which artists sound great on which beats. The third step is me playing drums on it, mixing it and then putting it out.”
Like with his first solo effort, the new album will feature a variety of guests, including Lil Wayne, Run the Jewels, Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar, among others.
Barker and Blink-182 recently wrapped up a U.S. tour in continued support of their latest album, California. Next month, they’ll perform at Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington memorial concert, scheduled for October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
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