While almost tragically joining the list of legendary rockstars to die in a plane crash, Travis Barker recovered (from third-degree burns), reformed (Blink 182) and returned (triumphantly) in 2009. All this, despite losing long-term friend, collaborator and fellow-crash survivor DJ AM (check out TRV$DJAM’s final gig at Coachella).
Music-wise, the amazingly-tattooed sticksman still found time to back the likes of Eminem and The Game while finishing his debut solo record, Mr Barker’s. And if Blink 182’s first reunion tour wasn’t enough, our friends at Rhythm have it from a source very close to the band (erm, Travis Barker), that the trio are heading over to the UK next year!
Here’s to 2010, and to our hero of 2009, Travis Barker.