Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a captivating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.
After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, the whole lot changed for Travis Barker. However the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning didn’t in point of fact come until he used to be forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, after which his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose.
In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as full of life as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their very own hearts and find meaning of their lives.