Travis Barker shares Give The Drummer Some release date, collaborators

When Travis Barker announced on Twitter that his solo effort, Give The Drummer Some, had a release date, he apparently forgot to tell his record label (or maybe they just don’t follow him). Guess you can’t trust everything you tweet. Interscope Records has stepped in to put an end to the misinformation and given the officially official release date of March 15th, 2011.

That’s not all the good news, though. Indeed, Interscope has shunned the whole slow drip of tweeted information route and given tons of details on the record, including the album cover artwork above.

In addition, they’ve confirmed some of the track titles and their guest appearances. We’ve already heard Tom Morello, RZA and Raekwon on “Carry It” and “Jump Down” with The Cool Kids. We also knew about first single “Can A Drummer Get Some” with The Game, Swizz Beats, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne; “Devil’s Got A Hold of Me,” featuring the supergroup Slaughterhouse; and “On My Own,” featuring Corey Taylor of Slipknot. What’s been newly confirmed is “Misfits,” with guest Steve Aoki; the Kid Cudi featuring “Cool Head”; “Don’t Fuck With Me” featuring Paul Wall, Kurupt, and J Roc; and “City of Dreams” with Clipse and Kobe. Barker has promised 12 tracks with a 16-track deluxe edition, so expect the Slash, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, and other collaborations to be confirmed before long.

It turns out the Blink-182 drummer isn’t only pooling musical resources for the record; he’s also gathered artists from the worlds of fashion, tattooing, street art, music, and graffiti to provide original works for each and every track. The list is long, but worth mentioning: Slick, David Choe, Mike Giant, Chris Peters, Usugro, Nate Dino, Mr. Brainwash, Munk One, Haze, Dire One, Mr. Cartoon, Jeff Soto, Richard Sanchez, Risk One, Chase Tafoya, Haze, Skinhead Rob, and Mazz242. Oh, and that album cover? That’s done by Pushead, the same guy who did Metallica’s St. Anger and “2 of One” artwork. The art for each song will be released individually at over the next few weeks (okay, so they haven’t totally shunned the slow drip).

Yeah, that’s a whole lot of names. Let’s not forget that Barker is also back with his old bands Blink-182 and The Transplants, both of whom have albums planned for this year. With so many collaborations going on in just one year, Give The Drummer Some evidently means “give the drummer a shit load.” (PRNewswire via Interscope Records)


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