Travis Barker Releases Info On His Autobiography

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Travis Barker is set to release his autobiography, Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, through William Morrow on June 24. According to an Amazon posting, the book will be co-authored by Gavin Edwards.

Besides a questionable title, and an even worse cover, the book is sure to be enlightening, considering Barker’s eccentric career. Regardless of personal opinions with the cover, it surely fits Barker’s style, which will most certainly come through in the autobiography. Through his monumental work with Blink-182, and his near death experiences and losses, I am sure he has much to say.

You can check out a press release on the work below,

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 fascinating 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, everything changed for Travis Barker. But 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 did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then 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 energetic 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 own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

Follow us after the jump to take a look at the cover as well.

Travis Barker Book

Drew Caruso

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