- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 12:05PM
We all know Travis Barker as a member of blink-182, but his production skills are just as impressive as his drumming.
As Rock Sound points out, Barker is sitting pretty this week (June 8) at the top of Billboard's Hot Rock Producers chart for the first time ever thanks to three tracks he produced on the Hot Rock Songs chart: Machine Gun Kelly's "Bloody Valentine" (No. 3), jxdn's "Angels & Demons" (No. 5), and Iann Dior's "Sick & Tired," which features Barker and MGK, and was co-produced by Omer Fedi (No. 12).
Aside from producing, Barker also co-wrote all three of the songs and is currently No. 2 on the Hot Rock Songwriters chart, right behind Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph. In October 2019, he topped that chart thanks to writing credit on 14 charting blink-182 songs, as well as MGK and YUNGBLUD's "I Think I'm OKAY."
Barker's kept himself busy in lockdown, too. He recently divulged that he's working on music with Post Malone, and a song called "Quarantine" with blink-182, that should be coming out any day now. He and MGK also recently shared a cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In The Name" with footage from the recent Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles.
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission