Blink-182’s Travis Barker Has Surprising Reaction To Tom DeLonge’s Reunion Hopes


Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker revealed why he is hesitant to reunite Box Car Racer with Tom DeLonge in a new Kerrang interview.

“It’s crazy that was 15 years ago. I love that album [2002’s Box Car Racer]. Of the making of it, we were on the Pop Disaster Tour with Green Day. We had amps set up in my dressing room, because I’d play all day, but I had an actual kit in there. So Tre Cool would come in and play, Billie Joe Armstrong would come in and play and then Tom was like, ‘Hey motherfucker, I wanna play.’ I said, ‘Come in anytime, come play.’ I had shown him [post-hardcore band] Quicksand and he was in awe over their sound. He was like, ‘I love this shit, I never really loved anything heavy before.’

We started jamming out in the room and then he said, ‘We should record these songs – I don’t know what we’re gonna do with them.’ The next thing you know we’re in a studio recording a Box Car album and MCA wanted to sign it. Then we’re doing a headline tour. It was insane. I haven’t listened to it for awhile, but sometimes someone will send me a video on social media or whatever. It’s a great album. I loved a lot of things about it. I love the Tim Armstrong feature; ‘There Is’ was really good. It was awesome. Very cool for its time…

Tom’s got this idea of doing Box Car Racer again. Would I ever want to do more Box Car Racer stuff? I don’t know. I would never want to mess with the dynamic of this project and how great things are with blink.”