Travis Barker Speaks Out on Kourtney Kardashian Wearing a Cannibal Corpse Shirt


Travis Barker of Blink-182 performing live, rocking out on a red and white drum kit.

Travis Barker of Blink-182 – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

Travis Barker is defending his fiancée Kourtney Kardashian’s choice to sport a Cannibal Corpse shirt- and, as it turns out, it was from Barker’s T-shirt collection

Last fall, reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian caused quite a stir when she wore a Cannibal Corpse T-shirt out and about with her then-boyfriend Travis Barker. At the time, Cannibal Corpse founding vocalist Chris Barnes tweeted out his distaste for the look, calling them “posers,” since Kardashian wasn’t likely to actually be a fan of the band.

Now, Barker is speaking out in support of his fiancée. In a new interview with Revolver, he tells the publication that, “to speak on that, that’s the lamest s*** ever.”

Elaborating on the exchange, Barker stated, “Obviously my fiancée doesn’t listen to Cannibal Corpse, but I do. I grew up loving them. For [someone] to mention that in a negative light — f***ing lame, you know? She’s wearing it because she’s cold. She’s not claiming she knows every song. But I do! I bought every album, and I learned how to play every album.”

Barker went on to explain how much Cannibal Corpse’s music meant to him in his youth, both as a musician and a fan of heavy music. “I grew up a punk-rock kid, [but] everything with punk rock — ‘I’m more punk than you’ — just f*** all that. Be stoked that people are into music,” he said. “Music is beautiful! It changes people’s lives. It creates the best memories. Just celebrate it, you know?”

Barker also said that Kardashian’s Cannibal Corpse T-shirt obviously came from his own collection. “But, yeah … I have a gang of Cannibal Corpse T-shirts. I still love them,” he said. “I have a gang of King Diamond T-shirts and rare Slayer shirts because I f***ing love those bands. I grew up on them. Even though I’m, you know, whatever the world wants to view me as — ‘Oh, that’s Blink-182’s drummer’ — actually that guy was playing in a garage with a bunch of speed-metal kids listening to D.R.I. and S.O.D. I enjoyed every f***ing minute of it.”

Anne Erickson
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