Travis Barker has credited artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Jxdn for changing what it means to be a pop-punk artist.
Drummer Blink-182 spoke to Billboard about his love for the genre and his appreciation for the various rising stars in the music industry.
“I like Olivia’s album, I love everything Billie has done. I will not say, ‘This is pop-punk.’ by Jxdn, and ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ [Machine Gun Kelly]they were all inspired by pop-punk.
“It doesn’t mean it’s just pop – punk or it’s got to be categorized like that. Olivia Rodrigo probably wants to make an album that has a bit of pop – punk influence and a few other influences too. Billie will make whatever magic music she will. ” Do and will be inspired by many things.
You do not have to follow the rules or keep it as sterile as the label or the distribution plan “.
He also noted that it will never “stop” being rock music and talked about helping the next generation of talent through his DTA Records label.
“I wanted DTA Records to be on the label that you didn’t release the second one that didn’t work out, or threw it up against the wall and it didn’t stick and you were left alone. I didn’t want the artist to go and make an album on their own. ” and without any help or guidance from me.
He continued: “Make sure they make the right decisions, make sure they are smart with their money, have a family of people around them who will help and tour them, answer the phone three times a day morning when nothing happened ”.
In other news Travis Barker recently shared the new tattoo drummer, made in honor of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. “HAWK forever,” he captioned the Instagram post about the tattoo. The last image in the series showed Barker and Hawkins together in their early years.
Billie Eilish, on the other hand, announced a live concert last week, which will take place ahead of his British and European tour “Happier Than Ever”.
The singer – songwriter will join her brother and colleague Finneas at Deutsche Telekom’s headquarters in Germany for the stripped back show on June 1, where the duo will play tracks from Eilish’s new album and her 2019 debut album ‘When We All. Are We Going? ‘.