Blink-182’s Travis Barker Talks Possible Box Car Racer Reunion With Tom DeLonge


Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was asked about possibly recording another Box Car Racer album with Tom DeLonge in a new GQ interview.

“You know, it’s been mentioned [laughs]. That’d be cool, but it’s hard because the last one caused so many problems with Blink. It was weird because at the time I was listening to Stanford Prison Experiment, Pitchfork, Quicksand, Fugazi, all these bands, and Tom [DeLonge] was like, “What the fuck is Quicksand?” He heard it and fell in love and really dived right into that whole post-hardcore genre.

We started writing and had no idea what it was going to be for. I think we were both under the impression in the beginning that it was going to be a Blink album. Then it was like, no let’s do this cool little side project, but we won’t put an album out. Then the label heard it and wanted to put it out. Then there wasn’t going to be a tour, but they were like ah, you can do this tour. It just spiraled out of control. . . But I don’t know. [Mark’s] not in the band, so would it cause a lot of problems? Would it not? I have no idea. It’s something I can’t even wrap my head around just because I’m so proud of this album that we’re currently supporting. But I love Box Car. It was a cool album and cool sound.”

Barker was also asked if he’s gone to a water park yet with DeLonge like they had planned on Twitter.

“No, we’re going to though! I have been to water parks with kids a couple times on this tour though. We hit one in Ohio called Kalahari and it was fucking awesome. As an adult, you and I going to a water park together is kinda weird [laughs]. But when you go with your kids, you get a free pass. We just have so much fun.”

UPDATE: Tom DeLonge has responded to Alternative Nation’s story on Twitter: